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Weekly Market Update – 6th March 2020

*** Please note: The below information was prepared as it stood, Friday 6th March 2020. While market conditions have changed significantly in the last 24 hours, the general sentiment and insights provided in this update remain current. We are monitoring the Covid-19 situation closely and will continue to provide updates as appropriate. This morning the below missive titled 'the way forward in four broad scenarios' hit our inbox. Considering just how fast the ground continues to move beneath us, [...]

2020-03-10T21:46:30+00:00March 6th, 2020|Weekly Market Update|

Coronavirus Update

By now you have all probably seen the news on the spike in reported cases outside of China. The coronavirus disease is apparently communicable even by those who are not showing signs of having it, which is making it harder to control. The number of new infections in Wuhan/Hubei and the rest of China are falling sharply (latest new infection rate was 630 in Hubei and 20 in the rest of China). However, markets are reacting to the jump [...]

2020-03-01T22:01:08+00:00February 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Weekly Market Update – 21st February 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets mostly fell over the last week on ongoing concerns about the coronavirus outbreak, particularly after several US companies warned of disruptions to supply chains and sales. Chinese shares managed to rise though as China continued to role out new stimulus measures. Australian shares also rose slightly to hit a new record high helped by better than feared profit results and renewed talk of RBA interest rate cuts. Bond [...]

2020-02-24T00:00:16+00:00February 21st, 2020|Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 14th February 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets generally rose over the last week, but gains were constrained by ongoing concerns about the coronavirus outbreak after China announced a large increase in new cases. US shares rose 1.6%, Eurozone shares rose 1.4% and Chinese shares gained 2.3%, but Japanese shares fell 0.6%. Reflecting the generally positive global lead Australian shares rose 1.5% leaving them just below their January record high with strong gains in financials, utilities, health [...]

2020-02-18T00:04:08+00:00February 14th, 2020|Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 7th February 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets rebounded over the last week on optimism the coronavirus outbreak will be contained as well as solid earnings results, although they gave up some of their gains at the end of the week on renewed concerns about the virus' impact on economic growth. For the week, US shares rose 3.2%, eurozone shares rose 4.0% and Japanese shares gained 0.7%. Australian shares benefitted initially from the global rebound, but [...]

2020-02-10T03:44:31+00:00February 7th, 2020|Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 31st January 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Equity markets continued to weaken over the week as the number of Coronavirus cases increased. While the Chinese and Hong Kong markets are closed for Lunar New Year, Japanese stocks were down by 2%, Eurozone equities fell by 2.3% while US and Australian markets also decreased but by a lesser extent ( 0.4% in US and -0.7% in Australia). However, news that the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak of [...]

2020-02-02T23:47:51+00:00January 31st, 2020|Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 24th January 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week This week equity markets were knocked around with worries about a flu pandemic spreading from China. Asian equities were the hardest hit, with Chinese shares down 3.6%, Japan 1.1% lower, Euro stocks declined by 1.9% while US shares are down only by 0.1% this week and Australian equities are bucking the trend so far (+0.7%). Travel, insurance and luxury stocks were all negatively impacted (more on the details of the [...]

2020-01-28T22:58:54+00:00January 24th, 2020|Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 17th January 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week The solid rally in sharemarkets since the beginning of the year continued this week with US (up by 1.6% over the week) and Australian shares hitting a record high (+2.1% this week) as investor optimism lifted on good US and China data and the signing of Phase One of the US/China trade deal. Eurozone stocks lagged behind ( 0.4%) but this followed a strong rally last week. At the time of [...]

2020-01-20T05:43:54+00:00January 17th, 2020|Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 10th January 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week After a bit of uncertainty and volatility early in the past week, share markets pushed sharply higher as the US and Iran appeared to step back from escalating their conflict. This saw US shares push to a new record high rising 0.9% over the week, with Eurozone shares up 0.5%, Japanese shares up 0.8% and Chinese shares up 0.4%. The positive global lead saw the Australian share market rise 2.9% as [...]

2020-01-15T00:20:56+00:00January 10th, 2020|Weekly Market Update|

Seasons Greetings from all the Team at FinSec Partners

As we seem to say every year... Where has the last 12 months gone?! It is December once again and we are only a few short weeks away from celebrating a new year. As is customary of the season, we have prepared our FinSec reflections; a look at some of the stories that have shaped our year in 2019. The year of the banks 2019 started with the banks in the headlines and looks set to end the same [...]

2019-12-20T07:06:04+00:00December 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|