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26November 2021

Weekly Market Update – 26th November 2021

November 26th, 2021|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets fell sharply over the last week with first inflation and interest rate concerns and rising new cases in Europe, and then news of a new worrying coronavirus variant that appears to have originated in South Africa really rattling investors resulting in sharp falls later in the week. Travel stocks were particularly hard hit as new travel bans were announced. For the week US shares fell 2.2%, Eurozone shares lost 5.2%, Japanese shares fell 3.3%, [...]

26November 2021

Director IDs: What directors need to know

November 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Key takeouts Australia’s Director identification Number (DIN) regime came into effect on 1 November 2021, requiring all Australian directors (under the corporations Act and including corporate trustees of self managed super funds) to register for an identification number. Those appointed as a director between 1 November 2021 and 4 April 2022 will need to apply for a Director ID within 28 days of their appointment. The deadlines by which all other eligible directors will need to have a Director ID are longer. Eligible directors who [...]

26November 2021

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

November 26th, 2021|The FinSec View|

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 is preferred (over his term, the [...]

19November 2021

Weekly Market Update – 19th November 2021

November 19th, 2021|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets mostly rose over the last week helped by strong US economic data. US, European and Japanese shares rose but Chinese shares fell. Australian shares also fell with sharp falls in financials on the back of bank margin concerns and in resources stocks reflecting lower oil and iron ore prices. Bond yields were mixed - up slightly in the US and Australia but down in Europe. Oil, metal and iron ore prices fell along with [...]

15November 2021

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

November 15th, 2021|The FinSec View|

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 big challenge for the 54 Member [...]

12November 2021

Weekly Market Update – 12th November 2021

November 12th, 2021|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past weekShare markets were hit again over the past week as more high inflation readings added to concerns about monetary tightening. This left US and European shares down for the week and Japanese shares little changed. Chinese shares bucked the trend and rose. While falls in US shares weighed on the Australian share market mid-week a strong rise on Friday left it little changed for the week with strong gains in materials offsetting falls in health, IT and property stocks. [...]

5November 2021

Weekly Market Update – 5th November 2021

November 5th, 2021|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week In the past few weeks, financial markets have been pricing in aggressive rate hikes from the major central banks over the next year because inflation data has been surprising on the upside. However, this week numerous central banks banded together and pushed back against market pricing which led to a fall in government bond yields, particularly at the front end of the yield curve. US 2-year yields are now at 0.42% from 0.49% a week ago, [...]

29October 2021

Weekly Market Update – 29th October 2021

October 29th, 2021|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets were mixed over the past week - up in the US and Europe on strong US earnings results, but down in Japan, China and Australia. The Australian share market was hit by interest rate fears after a stronger than expected underlying inflation result and signs the RBA may be becoming more hawkish. Bond yields fell in the US and Europe but rose in Australia with the 10 year yield above 2% for the first time [...]

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