Financial System

Make no mistake, the financial system is unravelling. Much of it is out of your control, but there is hope.

The drawn out Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry uncovered many issues within our financial system in Australia. Ongoing issues regarding conflicts of interest, predatory behaviour and exploitative practices of professionals within our financial system have demonstrated the intricacies of the system itself.

Meanwhile, record low interest rates have pushed many Australian retirees reliant on interest for income to seek out higher-returning, riskier investments. This has helped to drive up asset prices, but has also built more risk into the financial system.

Here at Money Morning, we can help to show you how to take back control of your own wealth and investments from the financial system.

Understanding the inner-workings of our financial system could help you build your wealth, and protect yourself in the event of an economic downturn internationally or at home.

We don’t claim to have all the answers here at Money Morning, but we will always try to let you know which factors are likely to affect your wealth the most. And provide you with informed suggestions as to which investments could best shelter and grow your wealth in these turbulent times.

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Trillion Dollar Deficits

There can be little doubt that the US economy is strong right now. What’s harder to work out is whether stock prices have factored this in, or whether the bull market has more left in the tank.

What is Going on with the Big Banks Share Price?

For over a year, shares in our big four banks have been trending down. Go back even further, and their share prices have barely moved in a decade. In May 2017, Australia’s largest bank (and biggest stock), Commonwealth Bank of Australia [ASX:CBA], got within a whisker of $88. Fast forward to June 2018, CBA’s share price traded below $68 — a fall of around 23%. It’s not just CBA feeling the pinch, though.
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