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Weekly Market Update – 6th April 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Share markets had another volatile week – starting down as the US announced details of proposed 25% tariff hikes on US$50bn of imports from China and as China announced its own plans for same sized tariffs, rebounding as investors came to the

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Weekly Market Update – 29th March 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Share markets were mixed over the last week. Worries about increased regulation of technology stocks, possible restrictions on Chinese investment in US technology companies and a continuing rise in bank funding costs all caused volatility, but fears about a trade war that

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Weekly Market Update – 23rd March 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Share markets fell sharply over the last week not helped initially by tech stocks due to a privacy breach at Facebook and then later in the week after President Trump proposed tariffs on US$50bn of imports from China fuelling renewed fears

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Digesting the ALP’s dividends plan

For retirees, the best move now is not to do anything.
Summary: There’s a lot of media and political scaremongering right now over the ALP’s plan to abolish dividend franking credit cash refunds. But don’t make any rash investment decisions.

Key take-out: Any changes would be subject to Labor winning the next

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Weekly Market Update – 16th March 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Share markets were a bit messy over the last week as instability in the Trump Administration and worries about US trade barriers, particularly in relation to China, continued. US shares fell 1.2%, Eurozone shares were flat, Japanese shares rose 1% and Chinese

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Weekly Market Market – 2nd March 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Share markets turned back down over the last week as fears relating to inflation and US Federal Reserve (the Fed) rate hikes continued to ramp up on the back of the Fed’s Chair Powell’s Congressional testimony, not helped by President Trump’s

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Weekly Market Update – 23rd February 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Share markets continued to recover over the last week. While initially coming under pressure from ongoing worries about inflation and the US Federal Reserve (the Fed), US shares rose sharply on Friday, resulting in a 0.6% gain for the week. Eurozone shares

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Weekly Market Update – 16th March 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Share markets rebounded over the last week, as share investors became a bit more relaxed about the prospect of higher inflation and interest rates and the unwinding of ‘short’ volatility trades ran its course. However, the rebound has been concentrated in the

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