Research shows social media can influence us to spend impulsively.
Social media use has been linked to our mood, self-esteem and even sleep. Can it also be linked to spending?
Research shows it can.
Global equities rebounded in June following the sharp sell-off in May, with overseas developed shares rising 5.9% in hedged terms. Progress on trade talks and strong indications from central banks to move to more accommodative monetary policy supported the risk-on environment for investors.
Global equities experienced a sharp sell-off during May, with Overseas Developed Shares falling 6.0% in hedged terms. The turnaround in market sentiment, from the first four months of the year, was sparked by increased trade tensions between the US and China, as well as President Trump’s announcement of tariffs on Mexico.
From 1 July insurance held in an inactive superannuation fund will be cancelled, unless the owner notifies the fund that they wish to retain their insurance cover. An ‘inactive’ superannuation account is one that has not received a contribution or rollover for 16 months. While this measure will be of benefit to many, it poses a risk to those who wish to retain their cover which, once lost, it may not be able to be recovered.