Making the most of a falling Aussie dollar

Making the most of a falling Aussie dollar

One of the major themes for local investors in 2018 is the fall in the Australian dollar, and it’s not just Aussie travellers heading overseas who are affected. Currency movements can have a big impact on your investment returns, but where there’s risk there’s also opportunity. 

The Aussie dollar has dropped from a high of US81c in January to recent levels around US74c, its lowest in 18 months. So, what’s behind this decline and will it continue? 

Have oil prices peaked?

Have oil prices peaked?

Australian motorists are not the only ones hoping that global oil prices have peaked after reaching four-year highs in 2018. Not only do high oil prices flow through to the price of petrol at your local service station, but they also increase the cost of doing business for everyone from farmers to airlines and push up the cost of living for households.