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20November 2020

Weekly Market Update – 20th November 2020

November 20th, 2020|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week While the US S&P 500 fell slightly over the last week on the back of rising new coronavirus cases and tightening restrictions in the US, other major global share markets rose helped by good vaccine news. Australian shares continued to recover with hopes that quick action will limit a covid outbreak in South Australia and as economic data continued to surprise on the upside with gains being led by financials, energy, retail, health and industrial stocks. Bond [...]

20November 2020

The FinSec View #21

November 20th, 2020|The FinSec View|

Issue: Friday 20 November 2020 It is hard not to be proud of the pragmatic and stoic way South Australians have responded to the state's hard lock-down. Perhaps not quite as much pride in the circumstances surrounding today's announcements and why we are now in a position to lift restrictions three days early... Regardless, we must count ourselves lucky, a few days is a far cry from the months our Melbourne friends and families endured. Only three confirmed cases in the last 48 hours is [...]

18November 2020

COVID BUSINESS UPDATE – 18 NOVEMBER 2020

November 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Dear clients and friends, The swiftness of this lockdown has no doubt, caught us all by surprise. We recognise the importance of being available for you regardless of the circumstances we find ourselves in however, logistically this becomes difficult under the restrictions announced today. Please be advised that from 5 pm, Wednesday 18 November (and until further notice) our office number will be diverted to a team member's mobile. This will restrict the ability to answer calls simultaneously and we request your patience accordingly. Should you need to contact your FinSec adviser as a matter of urgency please email them directly. A list of Adviser emails can be accessed by clicking below. All team members will have [...]

13November 2020

Weekly Market Update – 13th November 2020

November 13th, 2020|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets rose further over the last week helped by positive news regarding a vaccine for coronavirus but gains were reduced later in the week by rising US coronavirus cases and the threat this posed to the economy with no progress on more fiscal stimulus. Australia shares rose sharply again helped by the positive global lead, a surge in energy stocks on the back of higher oil prices, corporate restructuring pushing up Telstra, and strong gains [...]

9November 2020

A FinSec View #20 – US Election Special

November 9th, 2020|The FinSec View|

US ELECTION SPECIAL EDITION: Friday 06 November 2020 A close race, but it would seem Joe Biden has it. Yet, with millions of votes still to be tabulated and Trump now calling for counting to stop, exactly when a winner will be declared, is still unclear. What is clear, is that this time it really seems to matter. With non-compulsory voting in the US, the historical challenge has always been to convince people to make the effort. Not this election. People have come out in [...]

6November 2020

Weekly Market Update – 6th November 2020

November 6th, 2020|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets rebounded over the last week as a resolution of the US election came into sight offering more fiscal stimulus, less trade wars and likely avoiding US tax hikes. While the rebound in shares may be surprising given that the election is not fully resolved yet, US shares typically rally after close elections as we move into the stronger seasonal months for share market performance of November, December and January. Reflecting the rebound in [...]

30October 2020

Weekly Market Update – 30th October 2020

October 30th, 2020|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets mostly fell again over the past week on the back of rising new coronavirus cases in Europe and the US, new lockdowns in Europe, signs of a tightening election in the US raising the prospect of a contested election and the absence of any progress towards a pre-election fiscal stimulus in the US. Reflecting the week global lead Australian shares also fell led by declines in cyclical sectors including energy, industrial, retail and financial [...]

23October 2020

Weekly Market Update – 23rd October 2020

October 23rd, 2020|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets were mixed over the last week being buffeted again by waxing and waning stimulus prospects in the US and ever rising numbers of new coronavirus cases. US and Eurozone shares fell but Japanese and Chinese shares rose slightly. Reflecting the messy global lead Australian shares fell slightly as a rise in bond yields pushed down utilities, telcos and property stocks and materials and consumer staples also fell which offset gains in IT, energy and [...]

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