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Market Trends: September 2020

Market Trends: September 2020

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Key global trends – equity rally continues
Global equities continued their V-shaped recovery in August, while the $US continued its decline. In a counter-trend move, perhaps reflecting growing investor confidence in an economic recovery, there was a small uptick in global bond yields and an easing back in gold prices.

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Market Trends: August 2020

Market Trends: August 2020

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Key global trends – equity rally continues
Despite still-rising COVID-19 cases globally – and signs of a tempering in the economic rebound – the V-shaped global equity recovery continued into July. The MSCI All-Country World Equity Return Index rose by 4.0% in local currency terms,

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Market Trends: July 2020

Market Trends: July 2020

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Key global trends – equity rally continues
The global equity market recovery continued into June, reflecting a lift in some economic indicators as social distancing restrictions eased and investors remained confident that central banks will keep monetary conditions extremely easy.

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Bonds are to equities what Pippen was to Jordan

Bonds are to equities what Pippen was to Jordan

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If, like me, you watched ‘The Last Dance’ during Covid-19 lockdown, you will appreciate what an amazing team the Chicago Bulls were during the 1990s. Flashy, charismatic and awe-inspiring – Michael Jordan rightly commanded the spotlight. In contrast, the slow-talking, relatively shy Scottie Pippen never got the recognition he deserved.

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Market Trends: June 2020

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Key global trends – equity rally continues
Global equities pushed higher in May, continuing the rebound of the previous month, reflecting ongoing hopes of a speedy return to economic normalcy as both new COVID-19 cases and social distancing restrictions eased further in most advanced economies.

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COVID-19: current state of play (Virus Crisis Webinar recap)

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The coronavirus continues to take its toll on economies and sharemarkets globally.
In the third session of our “Virus Crisis” webinar series, BetaShares Chief Economist, David Bassanese, provided an update on the impact, while Associate Director of Adviser Business, Alistair Mills, led the discussion on investment ideas for three market recovery scenarios.

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Build better portfolios with asset allocation (Webinar recap)

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Asset allocation can help diversify your portfolio and assists to make it more resilient to changing market conditions.
Our recent webinar with Director of Adviser Business, Blair Modica, went back to basics to explain how ETFs work, and how they may be used to diversify your portfolio.

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Market Trends: April 2020

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Key Global Trends – equities slump
The coronavirus-led ‘risk-off’ trade that started to build in late January continued into March, with the MSCI All-Country World Equity return index declining by 12.8% in local currency terms. Despite declining government bond yields, the yield on the Bloomberg Global Aggregate Bond Index actually edged up from 1.07% to 1.17% in the month –

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