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9April 2021

Weekly Market Update – 9th April 2021

April 9th, 2021|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week While Japanese and Chinese shares fell over the last week, US shares rose to a new record high helped by strong data, stimulus optimism and dovish comments from the Fed and Eurozone shares also rose solidly. Reflecting the strong US lead, RBA dovishness and playing catch up after underperforming the previous week the Australian share market rose sharply to a new bull market high with particularly strong gains in IT, material, retail, property and telco shares. Bond [...]

1April 2021

Weekly Market Update – 1st April 2021

April 1st, 2021|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week While US shares fell fractionally over the last week despite a bounce in tech stocks, Eurozone, Japanese and Chinese shares rose. Australian shares also fell fractionally over the last week with strong gains in industrial and material shares being offset by weakness in utilities, energy, retail and health care stocks. Bond yields generally rose slightly but metal, iron ore and oil prices fell with the latter down on forecasts for reduced oil demand. The $A fell with [...]

1April 2021

SA Leaders – The Long View – March 2021

April 1st, 2021|Uncategorized|

Looking through a 'where to from here' lens, FinSec Partners' Andrew Creaser unpacks what is fuelling the extraordinary behaviour of equity markets and the principal investment and economic factors at play. Themes include: Inflation fears and how they impact share and bond markets When will the Fed and RBA hike rates? The GameStop short squeeze – what really went on? A new ‘safe haven’ currency or vapour? Emerging markets and Asia - Long-term trends - Alternatives

1April 2021

A Finsec View – Boom to Bust, Vaccine Rollouts, SA Leaders and the Easter Moon

April 1st, 2021|The FinSec View|

End of March Market Update Both Australian and US markets finished the month up by 1.8% and 4.4% respectively. March also tied off an eventful yet positive quarter for both markets which saw the All Ordinaries rise 3.6% and the S&P 500 rise 6.2%. March saw bond yields continue their steady rise which caused a mild sell-off in some of the most popular tech names during the quarter and a rotation into value stocks. The financials, energy and consumer discretionary sectors have been the standouts [...]

26March 2021

Weekly Market Update – 26th March 2021

March 26th, 2021|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Market sentiment was more cautious this week on concern about the economic reopening from rising COVID-19 cases and vaccine delays. Seasonal impacts affect sharemarkets as well and quarter-end profit taking may also be contributing to sharemarket weakness. US shares on the S&P500 were just negative over the week at -0.1% while the heavier tech NASDAQ index was down by 1.8%. NASDAQ shares are now down by nearly 8% since a peak in mid-February. Euro shares were slightly [...]

22March 2021

A Finsec View – Bulls V Bears, Virus Mutations and a Broken Insurance System

March 22nd, 2021|The FinSec View|

Issue: Friday 19th March 2021 It is a year since the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. The USA was about to close its borders, and Australian's were about to start tackling each other for loo paper. Hard to believe that 12 months on and equity markets have surged back, the majority beyond pre-pandemic highs. Now the talk is of recovery, rising rates and inflation. So, where do we stand one year on? It seems to be a matter of opinion. On Wednesday, [...]

19March 2021

Weekly Market Update – 19th March 2021

March 19th, 2021|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global sharemarket performance continues to diverge. US shares started the week strongly but higher bond yields following the US Federal Reserve's meeting led US shares down 0.7% over the week for the S&P500 with the heavier tech weighted NASDAQ even weaker (-1.5%). The theme of a rotation out of US to global shares continues to play out with European shares up 0.9% over the week and Japanese shares 1% higher. Chinese shares have been underperforming recently and [...]

12March 2021

Weekly Market Update – 12th March 2021

March 12th, 2021|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets rebounded over the last week as bond markets settled down a bit helped by central bank action and as $1.9 trillion in additional US stimulus was signed into law by President Biden. This saw the US share market rise to a record high (albeit the bond sensitive Nasdaq remains 5% down from its high), Eurozone shares rise to their highest since the GFC and strong gains in Japanese shares. Chinese fell though and are about [...]

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