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Weekly Market Update – 28th June 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global shares slipped over the last week on the back of uncertainty ahead of the Trump/Xi meeting at the G20 and fears that the Fed may not be dovish enough in the face of soft data. Bond yields were flat to down reflecting global uncertainties, expectations for monetary easing and safe haven demand. Oil prices rose on continuing US/Iran tensions and gold and copper prices rose helped by a falling $US but the [...]

2019-07-04T01:38:46+00:00June 28th, 2019|FinSec Post, Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 21st June 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets pushed higher over the last week as the US Federal Reserve (the Fed) and the European Central Bank (ECB) strongly hinted at monetary easing ahead and as it was confirmed that Presidents Trump and Xi will meet on the sidelines of the 28-29 June G20 meeting in Japan. US shares rose 2.2%, Eurozone shares rose 2.1%, Japanese shares gained 0.7%, Chinese shares rose 4.9% and the Australian share market gained 1.5%. [...]

2019-07-04T01:41:18+00:00June 21st, 2019|FinSec Post, Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 7th June 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets, except for China's, rose over the last week on increasing prospects for Fed rate cuts in response to the negative impact of trade wars. The Australian share market also saw a modest boost from the RBA cutting rates. The prospect of more rate cuts and easier monetary policy left bond yields flat to down. Commodity prices were mixed with oil and iron ore down but copper and gold up. The $A [...]

2019-06-13T04:29:28+00:00June 13th, 2019|FinSec Post, Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 31st May 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets fell again over the last week on the back of worries about global growth in the face of the escalating US/China trade war, made worse by President Trump's decision to put a 5% tariff from June 10 on imports from Mexico rising to 25% by October unless it stops illegal immigration. US shares lost 2.6% for the week, Eurozone shares fell 2% and Japanese shares lost 2.4%. Chinese shares managed [...]

2019-06-04T23:51:24+00:00June 4th, 2019|FinSec Post, Weekly Market Update|

Why your insurance within super could be at risk from July 1

Anyone holding insurance inside of super must be aware of the upcoming changes to inactive accounts, and to take prompt action if they wish to avoid having insurance they need cancelled. What is changing? From 1 July this year, super funds will be required to cancel insurance cover within accounts if the account is deemed inactive. An inactive account is defined as any super account that: has not received a contribution or rollover for 16 continuous months, and the member has [...]

2019-06-05T01:23:20+00:00May 31st, 2019|Federal Budget, FinSec Post, Insurance, Superannuation|

Weekly Market Update – 24th May 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets fell over past week amid escalating noise around the US/China trade war and increasing signs that it may be impacting business conditions. US shares fell 1.2%, Eurozone shares lost 2.1%, Japanese shares fell 0.6% and Chinese shares fell 1.5%. However, Australia's 'miracle' election helped drive a 1.4% gain in the Australian share market with investors pricing out the risk of a Labor Government which resulted in a surge in bank, [...]

2019-05-29T06:26:30+00:00May 29th, 2019|FinSec Post, Weekly Market Update|

Protecting your super reforms

In December 2018 the productivity commission ruffled a few feathers with its report into the Superannuation Industry, suggesting employers and unions cede control of the $600 bn default superannuation system. The report identified that more than 30% of the 25 million accounts in the superannuation system are deemed inactive, resulting in investors paying $2.6 billion of unnecessary fees each year. In response and as part of their 2018/19 Federal Budget the Coalition introduced a number of reforms designed to "protect Australians' superannuation savings [...]

2019-05-31T05:27:12+00:00May 29th, 2019|FinSec Post, Insurance, Superannuation|

Weekly Market Update – 17th May 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets fell earlier in the past week as the trade war continued to escalate, before rebounding helped by better economic and earnings news and hopes of a trade deal. This left share markets mixed with US and Chinese shares down slightly, but Eurozone, Japanese and Australian shares up. Australian shares saw strong gains in resources stocks helped by rising iron ore and oil prices and in property, health and consumer shares with [...]

2019-05-22T01:16:58+00:00May 17th, 2019|FinSec Post, Weekly Market Update|

SA Leaders Presentation: The Value of Advice

Every business has a strategic plan but what about the people that run them? Andrew Creaser, FinSec Partners challenges you to find fulfilment by exploring the relationship between you, family and business/work. SA Leaders - Advice and Clarity - for every chapter from Finsec Partners on Vimeo.

2019-05-16T04:43:58+00:00May 15th, 2019|FinSec Post|

Weekly Market Update – 10th May 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets fell over the last week as US/China trade tensions returned with a vengeance and the US ramped up tariffs again, but losses were limited by hopes for a resolution. Thanks to a late rally on Friday, the decline in US shares for the week was limited to 2.2%, but Eurozone shares lost 3.6%, Japanese shares fell 4.1% and Chinese shares lost 4.7%. Australian shares were relatively resilient though falling only 0.4%, [...]

2019-05-14T00:41:32+00:00May 14th, 2019|FinSec Post, Weekly Market Update|