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11June 2021

A Finsec View – Inflation ‘to be or not to be’, Enduring your responsibilities and Extension to reduction in pension drawdown rates

June 11th, 2021|The FinSec View|

Issue: 11th June 2021 Market Update May was a month where every asset class worldwide seemed to be up around 1'ish'% (shares, bonds, commodities etc.). Not the radical gains experienced after the US election and early this year, but an expected pause as markets begin their re-balancing. Historically, when markets travel as fast as they have over the last 12 months, they tend to collapse a little under their own weight. Very similar to the GFC when we had a massive sell-off, followed by a [...]

4June 2021

Weekly Market Update – 4th June 2021

June 4th, 2021|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past weekGlobal share markets were mixed over the last week with US shares up 0.6% helped by a solid but less than expected rise in employment, Eurozone shares up 0.6% as reopening continues, but Japanese and Chinese shares down -0.7%. Australian shares rose another 1.6% pushing them further into record territory helped along by strong economic growth data and ongoing RBA dovishness. The rise in the S&P/ASX 200 was led by energy stocks (on the back of the rising oil [...]

28May 2021

Weekly Market Update – 28th May 2021

May 28th, 2021|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets rebounded over the last week as inflation fears faded a bit and economic data indicated that the recovery continues. The positive global lead saw the Australian share market shake off worries about the dip in the iron ore price and the latest Victorian snap lockdown and rise to a new record, led by very strong gains in telcos, IT, retail, energy and financial shares. Bond yields actually fell, and the iron ore price continued [...]

28May 2021

A Finsec View – 1 July Reminders, Global Infrastructure and Market Movements

May 28th, 2021|The FinSec View|

Issue: Friday 28th May 2021 It has been a choppy month for equity markets in May. The broad Australian and US indices are on track to finish higher by about 1% and 0.6% respectively after recovering from mid-month lows induced by a sell-off in high valuation tech companies. The tech-heavy Nasdaq has not completely recovered and looks as though it will end the month slightly down. In the past week, there has been a resurgence in GameStop and AMC Entertainment, the companies popular with retail [...]

21May 2021

Weekly Market Update – 21st May 2021

May 21st, 2021|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets had a bit of a rough ride with inflation fears continuing to impact and this left them mixed for the week with US and Eurozone shares down but Japanese and Chinese shares up. Australian shares were hit hard earlier in the week by inflation fears and concerns about China diversifying its iron ore supply away from Australia (which is not likely in the short term as Australia accounts for 50% of global iron ore exports) [...]

14May 2021

A Finsec View – The Budget Issue

May 14th, 2021|The FinSec View|

Issue: Friday 14th May 2021 The days directly after Budget are arguably more important than Budget day itself. With the Budget announcement out of the way, there is more space to digest and to consider the commitments (particularly their context) - As always, the opinions are partisan, polarising and prolific!! One Australian who seems very happy is Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. Two years ago, the Budget was Back in Black, now it's Simply Red, and the politics are working well both ways. On the back of [...]

14May 2021

Weekly Market Update – 14th May 2021

May 14th, 2021|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets fell over the last week as US inflation data for April came in far stronger than expected raising fears of an earlier Fed tightening. Bond sensitive tech stocks were amongst the hardest hit. The poor global lead also weighed on the Australian share market after it hit a record high early in the week, although it fell back by far less given that the threat of higher inflation is a bit less in Australia than [...]

7May 2021

Weekly Market Update – 7th May 2021

May 7th, 2021|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets mostly rose over the last week helped by good earnings, dovish central banks and expectations that the softer than expected US jobs report for April will help keep the Fed accommodative. For the week US shares rose 1.2% to a new record high (but with the tech heavy Nasdaq losing 1.5%), Eurozone shares rose 1.5% to their highest since 2000 and Japanese shares gained 1.9%. Chinese shares bucked the trend and fell -2.5%. Helped by [...]

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