A Finsec View – Markets, Immigration, Magellan, Alex Carey and more

Issue: 10th December 2021 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Decorations are out in force, trees adorn every office, and many Australians, newly out of lockdown, are out painting the town a festive shade of red. And while we have suffered through a touch of volatility over the past few weeks, December, as it has in previous years, has started with a bang (the ASX200 and S&P are both up around 2%). It is quite extraordinary to [...]

2021-12-13T08:31:14+10:30December 10th, 2021|The FinSec View|

A FinSec View – Future insights into the global economy, FAANG & Fed’s excellent adventure, DINs and more…

Issue: 26th November 2021 This week President Joe Biden declared that he would re-nominate Jerome Powell as chairman of the US Federal Reserve (his current term expires in February). After what has been quite a drawn-out selection process, it is indeed encouraging that Mr Biden has, at last, made the obvious choice, opting for a 'steady pair of hands'. Many investors have been hoping for this outcome - Given the delicate task ahead for the Fed, an experienced voice [...]

2021-11-29T08:42:39+10:30November 26th, 2021|The FinSec View|

A Finsec View – Responsible investing, Elon Musk, Rivian, Wearable tech and More…

Issue: 12th November 2021 Climate change concerns and energy woes dominated the global economy these past few weeks as nations attended the UN’s Climate Change Conference (COP26). In something of a conundrum, Global leaders were tasked with presenting a compelling case to continue their aggressive fight against climate change right when the demand for fossil fuels (and energy prices) has never been higher. None-the-less climate change affects us all and the need to work together is essential - A [...]

2021-11-15T08:21:22+10:30November 15th, 2021|The FinSec View|

A Finsec View – Property, Gas & oil, Revenge of the deadly trinity of zeroes and More…

Issue: 29th October 2021 As we head into the final quarter of 2021 cautious optimism, both economically and socially sums up our feeling at present. Sydney and Melbourne are emerging from their long lockdowns, summer is coming, and Australian vaccinations rates are high and moving higher. If we look to similar countries overseas, high vaccination rates are increasingly allowing people to move back towards the lives they’re used to living. The pandemic is moving off the front pages and [...]

2021-11-01T08:25:46+10:30October 29th, 2021|The FinSec View|

A Finsec View – Markets, China’s over-supply, Energy & more

Issue: 15th October 2021 The inflation drums grow louder every day. This week former US Treasury Secretary Larry Summers said the US economy is overheating, and a shortage of Labor is another factor pushing up prices. He criticised the Federal Reserve's lack of action as inflation surges. The International Monetary Fund says the global economy is entering a phase of inflationary risk, and it called on central banks to be "very, very vigilant" and take early action to tighten [...]

2021-10-29T08:29:41+10:30October 18th, 2021|The FinSec View|

A Finsec View – Vaccines & your insurance, Evergrande, Toast and Emerging market themes

Issue: 1st October 2021 Over the course of the last 12 months, the world has progressed through three broad phases of a recovery. The first, occurring in Q2 and Q3 of last year was around the growing understanding of the COVID virus and its management through containment measures. Large cap, growth biased stocks benefited at this time. The second phase, around Q4 of last year, centred on positive news on the efficacy of multiple vaccines, Biden elected as President [...]

2021-10-05T10:06:09+10:30October 1st, 2021|The FinSec View|

A Finsec View – Record dividends, augmented entertainment, iron ore & more…

Issue: 17th September 2021 The September curse strikes again. The S&P/ASX 200 has fallen nearly 2 per cent since the start of the month and is down 3 per cent from a peak a month ago, placing the benchmark on track for its first monthly loss since September last year. The decline comes despite increasingly good news on vaccination rates, which are edging higher with a greater local supply of vaccines, bringing closer the potential end to lockdowns in [...]

2021-09-20T08:51:49+09:30September 17th, 2021|The FinSec View|

A Finsec View – Jackson Hole, a cartoon rock, best & worst performers and more…

Issue: 3rd September 2021 Next Thursday, the FinSec team head off for our annual offsite. In FinSec terms, this means two constructive days away from the office as a team, workshopping our processes, improving on our client journeys and planning out the year ahead. As our offices back onto the showgrounds, normally, offsite is an escape from the hustle and bustle of show week. But, for a second year running there will be no show and showbags are once [...]

2021-09-06T08:45:02+09:30September 3rd, 2021|The FinSec View|

A Finsec View – The long game, robotaxis, alternatives and more

Issue: 20th August 2021U.S. equities traded in a volatile session overnight, as investors assess the Fed’s likely taper later this year, rising cases of COVID-19 and deaths in the U.S. and ongoing pressure on supply chains.Details from the July meeting of the US central bank showed most policymakers judged that it could be appropriate to start reducing the pace of asset purchases this year, although there was some division over when to start and how quickly to dial back the [...]

2021-08-23T11:24:30+09:30August 20th, 2021|The FinSec View|

A FinSec View – Unicorns, the world in 2030, perspectives of an ex CIA director and more…

Issue: 6th August 2021 It's a good time to be in the Australian share market! Despite all the lockdowns, the end of July saw the ASX notch up its 10th consecutive month of gains (a little over 1% in July), equalling its record, and is tipped to deliver a buoyant August earnings season. The most recent time investors enjoyed a run of this length was in 2006 to 2007. However, it was a different story in other parts of [...]

2021-08-09T08:54:09+09:30August 6th, 2021|The FinSec View|
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