Articles by: Chris Murphy

East coast hit hardest hit by COVID-19, as WA and SA expect to rebound

East coast hit hardest hit by COVID-19, as WA and SA expect to rebound

While some Australians consider the worst of the public health crisis to be over, those in the hardest-hit states on the Eastern seaboard are more pessimistic about the economic recovery.  […]

by May 28, 2020 0 comments Research
Struggling Australians still hesitant to drawdown on their retirement savings

Struggling Australians still hesitant to drawdown on their retirement savings

One in two Australians struggling with household bills admit if they were eligible to access their super early, they would be more concerned about reducing their retirement wealth than about […]

by May 21, 2020 0 comments Research, Superannuation
Australians postpone mortgage pain as value of home loan repayment deferrals mounts

Australians postpone mortgage pain as value of home loan repayment deferrals mounts

Nearly one in five Australians with a mortgage expect to freeze repayments in the next 12 months, revealing the extent to which repayment holidays will help many homeowners avoid the […]

by May 14, 2020 0 comments Lending, Research
The allure of the market crash catches out retail investors

The allure of the market crash catches out retail investors

To the untrained eye, the collapse in global equities between late-February and mid-March may have looked like a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – the chance to snap-up quality stocks at rock-bottom prices. […]

by May 7, 2020 0 comments Advice
Property price uncertainty has the big banks preparing for the worst

Property price uncertainty has the big banks preparing for the worst

Despite initial forecasts for another strong year, the reality of an unprecedented economic shutdown has residential property teetering close to the edge.  Beginning 2020 with forecasts for a 7 to 11 […]

by April 30, 2020 0 comments Property
Beware the bull trap: sentiment improves, but fundamentals unchanged

Beware the bull trap: sentiment improves, but fundamentals unchanged

Investor sentiment continues to improve, after diving deeply into negative territory in the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic. CoreData’s Investor Sentiment Index has ticked higher for a third straight […]

by April 23, 2020 0 comments Research
Australians taking action amid COVID-19 pandemic to secure their financial future

Australians taking action amid COVID-19 pandemic to secure their financial future

The pseudo-lockdown of Australia’s economy has changed everyday life dramatically, and while social media will emphasise the extreme behaviours, CoreData is focused on the practical actions Australians are taking to […]

by April 16, 2020 0 comments Advice, Advisers
The mood improves as governments stimulate public sentiment

The mood improves as governments stimulate public sentiment

As Australia headed into Easter, the original epicentre of the COVID-19 outbreak formally lifted strict lockdowns that had been in place for over two months. Although hardly out of the […]

by April 13, 2020 0 comments Advice, Advisers
Buying the dip and FOMO: investor sentiment in a time of COVID-19

Buying the dip and FOMO: investor sentiment in a time of COVID-19

Earlier this year, with COVID-19 seemingly contained to mainland China, many anticipated a local market recovery, with a budget surplus perhaps within reach despite a summer of unprecedented bushfires. The […]

by April 3, 2020 0 comments Advice, Advisers