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13May 2022

Weekly Market Update – 13th May 2022

May 13th, 2022|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets fell again over the last week with ongoing worries about monetary tightening to combat high inflation driving a possible recession. The plunge in global shares also dragged down the Australian share market which saw sharp falls in IT, material, property and industrial shares with only health stocks rising for the week. Global bond yields pulled back from their highs, oil, metal and iron ore prices fell and the risk off tone dragged the $A below [...]

6May 2022

Weekly Market Update – 6th May 2022

May 6th, 2022|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week It was a turbulent week for markets after the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates by 0.5% at its May board meeting. This outcome was expected by the market and economists and the market actually rose from comments by Fed Chair Powell that 0.75% rate rises was “not something that the committee is actively considering” which alleviated fears of an extremely aggressive short-term rate hike profile from the Fed. The market pushed out US interest rate [...]

6May 2022

A Finsec View – Election Season, Australia on the Move, Modest V Comfortable and More…

May 6th, 2022|The FinSec View|

6th May 2022'Tis the season to be voting', and we are often asked which side of politics has been better for investors - left or right? In the words of any good economist, the answer is - it depends.In Australia, global trends tend to dominate the direction of local capital markets and economic conditions. Still, the impact of these trends is much dependent on the actions of our government. We have been lucky in that, over the years, ours have managed to stay clear of the [...]

29April 2022

Weekly Market Update – 29th April 2022

April 29th, 2022|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past weekShare markets had another volatile week with worries about central bank rate hikes and Chinese covid lockdowns depressing global growth but generally good earnings news. Despite a fall back to March lows US shares managed to find support there and rose slightly for the week but European, Japanese, Chinese and Australian shares fell. The fall in Australian shares was led by sharp falls in IT, resources and health stocks. Global bond yields pulled back a bit from recent highs [...]

22April 2022

Weekly Market Update – 22nd April 2022

April 22nd, 2022|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets were mixed over the last week with solid gains initially, helped by strong US earnings results, but a resumption of interest rate concerns weighing later in the week. Eurozone shares rose, US shares were basically flat but with bond sensitive tech stocks weighing and Japanese and Chinese shares fell. Australian shares almost made it to a record high but got dragged down on Friday by the resumption of interest rate concerns particularly after hawkish comments [...]

22April 2022

A Finsec View – Yield curves, Shanghai shipping from space, get rich slowly & more

April 22nd, 2022|The FinSec View|

22nd April 2022 This year’s Anzac Day will mark the first unrestricted marches, dawn services and reunions since the start of the pandemic. Together (and in-person), old, young and new Australians will remember the price we pay for living in a free and peaceful society. On this day, we remember the servicemen and women who risk and, at times, sacrifice their lives for us when our individual and sovereign democratic rights are threatened. This year, it seems to have extra relevance as we enjoy the [...]

19April 2022

Weekly Market Update – 19th April 2022

April 19th, 2022|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets fell over the past week with concerns about inflation and monetary tightening continuing to weigh. For the holiday shortened week US shares fell 2.1% and Eurozone shares fell 0.2%. Chinese shares remained under pressure from concerns about covid related lockdowns. Australian shares rose 0.6% though with strong gains in utilities, resources and consumer staples. Bond yields continued to rise. Oil and iron prices rose, but metal prices fell slightly. The $A fell back to [...]

8April 2022

Weekly Market Update – 8th April 2022

April 8th, 2022|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets fell over the last week mainly on the back of hawkish central banks and ever rising bond yields. Australian shares also fell slightly with strength in utilities and energy stocks offset by weakness in retailers, IT and materials. Bond yields rose sharply, and oil, metal and iron ore prices fell. While the $A briefly made it above $US0.76 it ended the week little changed, despite a further rise in the $US. While shares have [...]

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