Market Review – January 2021

The year began rather dramatically. In the US, President Donald Trump called out to his supporters to help him contest the November US election results, which saw thousands of pro-Trump supporters descend onto the White House. The mob shattered windows,

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Market Review – December 2020

The ASX All Ords was on track for a stellar December prior to the emergence of a new cluster of COVID-19 cases in Sydney’s northern beaches on 9 December 2020, which saw markets tempering expectations of a swift recovery. Despite

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Money Matters – Edition 4, 2020

In this addition: Life insurers tackle COVID-19 mental health challenge. Why Buy Now, Pay Later services could replace credit cards. How PropTech is revolutionising buying and selling houses. Why 60-year-old ‘Super Agers’ can outperform 20-year-olds. Markets remain resilient in face

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Market Review – November 2020

Markets rebounded strongly over November due to a number of factors including RBA cutting interest rates to a record low of 0.10%, in addition, to its announcement of $100bn quantitative easing program, Joe Biden being declared the winner of the

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Market Review – October 2020

The Australian share market performed strongly over October with the S&P/ASX All Ordinaries returning 2.08%, as COVID-19 cases remained low. The end of October saw Victoria’s relaxing of its lockdown restrictions. Data in Australian remained mix. Just over 50% of

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Federal Budget 2020: Economic Revovery Plan for Australia

As predicted, spending to stimulate the Australian economy was the focus of this year’s Federal Budget. The JobMaker Plan is the Government’s $74 billion response to support a stronger economic recovery and bring more Australians back to work. Tax cuts

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Market Review – September 2020

Emerging markets slipped slightly in September as a stronger US dollar, further tensions between the US and China, and volatile prices in the technology sector placed downward pressure on the index. US efforts to prevent Chinese companies from remaining in

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Market Review – August 2018

Financial markets gained in August as US shares recovered their losses and soared to new highs. The Australian dollar surged to nearly 74c by month-end as bearish sentiment drove the US dollar to multi-year lows. International shares also rose strongly

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Money Matters, Edition 3, 2020

How to protect yourself from COVID-19 scams. Superannuation changes a plus for older Australians. Where to invest in the share market? Life insurance: essential ongoing support in the face of coronavirus. Why your wealth is more than just your investments.

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Market Review – July 2020

Financial markets were mixed in July as a sell-off in the US dollar and promising earnings reports from US technology giants fueled investor enthusiasm, however new COVID-19 outbreaks across the world undermined faith in the economic recovery. The Australian dollar

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