David Bassanese, Author at BetaShares

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ScoMo Surprise

Week in Review The escalation in US-China trade tensions continued to dominate global market sentiment last week, with bond yields dropping lower and equities prices generally pulling back. That said,…

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Week in Review US President Trump’s decision to escalate the Chinese trade war – in an apparent response to 11th hour backtracking by China – was the major focus of…

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Market trends May 2019

Market Trends: May 2019

Reading time: 5 minutes Video: Quick highlights Asset Class Performance – global equities power on Global equities were the best performing of our seven major asset classes* in April, while…

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RBA to cut

Week in Review Global equities ended last week on the front foot after initially being disappointed earlier in the week by the failure of the Fed’s latest meeting to even…

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The “correction” is over

Week in Review A better than feared US earnings reporting season and continued “Goldilocks” economic reports saw Wall Street break to new market highs last week, officially classifying last year’s…

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US earnings

US market faces an earnings headwind

Reading time: 4 minutes Following a “V-shaped” recovery from the sharp market sell-off late last year, US equities now face a reality check as we head into the Q1 earnings…

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Earnings watch

Week in Review Global stocks continued to inch ever closer to late last year’s previous closing highs last week, thanks to ongoing encouraging data and benign rhetoric from central bank…

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Beautiful Numbers

Week in Review To paraphrase former PM Paul Keating, last week produced a fairly consistent set of “beautiful numbers” across the global economy.  Key manufacturing indices in both the US…

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Market trends_April 2019

Market Trends: April 2019

Reading time: 5 minutes Property gains on lower rates Australian listed property was the best performing of our seven major asset classes* in March, benefiting from a steep drop in…

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Super Tuesday

Week in Review Global equities recovered somewhat last week, perhaps encouraged by the fact that while most global growth indicators have softened in recent months, they’re overall still consistent with…

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Bear market

Do bear markets require a recession?

Reading time: 5 minutes With global growth slowing there is understandable concern that the decade long global bull market could be finally coming to an end.  This note suggests, however,…

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We’re done

Week in Review Global equity markets nervously retreated on the back foot last week and bond yields dropped further – reflecting soft US and European manufacturing data, a surprisingly dovish…

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