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10September 2021

Weekly Market Update – 10th September 2021

September 10th, 2021|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global shares were mixed over the last week. US shares fell by 1.7% and European shares lost 0.8% on concerns about the growth outlook and central banks reducing stimulus, but Japanese shares rose 4.3% on hopes for more fiscal stimulus after Prime Minister Suga announced he would step down and Chinese shares rose 3.5%. Australian shares fell by 1.5% on the back of the weak global lead, lower iron ore prices and concerns about the lockdowns. Bond [...]

3September 2021

Weekly Market Update – 3rd September 2021

September 3rd, 2021|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past weekGlobal share markets saw continuing gains over the past week helped by expectations that the Delta outbreak won’t lead to lockdowns in major developed countries and that the Fed would be gradual in scaling back monetary stimulus. Helped by the positive global lead and rapidly rising vaccination rates, the Australian share market also rose despite rising local coronavirus cases, with the gains led by energy, property, industrial and IT stocks. Bond yields fell in the US but rose elsewhere. [...]

3September 2021

A Finsec View – Jackson Hole, a cartoon rock, best & worst performers and more…

September 3rd, 2021|The FinSec View|

Issue: 3rd September 2021 Next Thursday, the FinSec team head off for our annual offsite. In FinSec terms, this means two constructive days away from the office as a team, workshopping our processes, improving on our client journeys and planning out the year ahead. As our offices back onto the showgrounds, normally, offsite is an escape from the hustle and bustle of show week. But, for a second year running there will be no show and showbags are once again relegated to supermarket shelves. It [...]

27August 2021

Weekly Market Update – 27th August 2021

August 27th, 2021|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets rebounded over the last week with US shares making a new record high helped by signs that the Delta wave may be slowing in the US, before a bit of caution pared gains later in the week ahead of the central bankers Jackson Hole meeting. Reflecting the positive global lead Australian shares also rose over the week but rising local coronavirus cases and mixed earnings results constrained the gains with strong increases in resources [...]

20August 2021

A Finsec View – The long game, robotaxis, alternatives and more

August 20th, 2021|The FinSec View|

Issue: 20th August 2021U.S. equities traded in a volatile session overnight, as investors assess the Fed’s likely taper later this year, rising cases of COVID-19 and deaths in the U.S. and ongoing pressure on supply chains.Details from the July meeting of the US central bank showed most policymakers judged that it could be appropriate to start reducing the pace of asset purchases this year, although there was some division over when to start and how quickly to dial back the stimulus.Yesterday’s moves served as a wake-up [...]

20August 2021

Weekly Market Update – 20th August 2021

August 20th, 2021|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets had a rough week reflecting a confluence of bad news - Afghanistan, China’s continuing regulatory crackdown, worries about the Delta wave in the US and the Fed’s meeting minutes confirming that reduced bond buying (or tapering) is getting nearer. Reflecting the weak global lead Australian shares also fell not helped by a further rise in cases and more lockdown extensions locally along with the continuing slide in iron ore prices, with resources and financials [...]

13August 2021

Weekly Market Update – 13th August 2021

August 13th, 2021|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets continued to rise over the last week with reopening and earnings optimism offsetting Delta concerns and propelling US and European shares to record highs. The Australian share market also rose to a new high on the back of good earnings news offsetting ongoing dismal news on lockdowns - notably in NSW - with banks, telcos, utilities and retail stocks leading the market higher. Bond yields were little changed - up slightly in the US [...]

6August 2021

Weekly Market Update – 6th August 2021

August 6th, 2021|Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets rose over the last week with US and European shares making a new high helped by good earnings results offsetting Delta concerns. The Australian share market also rose to a new high propelled by M&A activity in relation to Afterpay and Santos & Oil Search with strong gains in IT, financial, consumer staple and property stocks. Bond yields rose in the US, but were flat or down elsewhere. Oil, metal and iron prices fell [...]

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