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U.S. Elections: what does the ‘blue wave’ mean for investors?

U.S. elections: what does the ‘blue wave’ mean for investors?

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Prior to November’s Presidential election, we discussed three possible outcomes and some of the potential investment implications of each scenario.
Having won both seats in Georgia’s Senate run-off elections, the Democrats have now gained control of both the White House and Congress (via the vice-presidency tiebreaker) – giving them a stronger platform for the legislative action necessary to implement their agenda for government.

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Market Trends: January 2021

Market Trends: January 2021

Interest rates – gradual lift likely
Long-term bond yields continued to creep gradually higher in December as the prospect of further significant near-term monetary stimulus eased in line with an improving global economic outlook. U.S. 10-year government bond yields ended the month at 0.92%, and Australian 10-year rates at 0.97% –

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2021 Outlook Webinar Recap

2021 Outlook and Opportunities [Webinar recap]

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“With vaccines arriving in the nick of time, the economy may face its best-case scenario in 2021″ – BetaShares Chief Economist, David Bassanese, shares his outlook for markets in 2021.
According to BetaShares Chief Economist, David Bassanese, equity markets would likely be ending the year at much weaker levels were it not for the timely arrival of vaccines.

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Technology webcast

Tech Webinar Session #3 Recap: The state of Australia’s VC Market

The environment for venture capital has changed dramatically in the past decade.
Not only has the cost of a start-up reduced dramatically, with more money than ever before flowing into the tech sector, but Australia’s best and brightest talent – who used to flock towards investment banking, management consulting and law careers –

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DRUG - a helpful prescription?

DRUG – a helpful prescription?

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There is little doubt 2020 will be remembered as the ‘COVID-19 year’.
The virus and its impacts have been felt across the globe, and as we approach year’s end, promising developments in the race for a vaccine dominate the news. It seems at times the whole world looks longingly for the opportunity to return to something resembling our ‘normal’ lives.

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Market Trends: December 2020

Market Trends: December 2020

Key global market trends – stock rebound!
After two months of consolidation, global equities powered ahead in November, reflecting positive COVID-19 vaccine news and a seemingly clear winner of the U.S. Presidential election. The gains came despite rising COVID-19 cases in both Europe and the United States and the re-imposition of some social distancing restrictions.

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