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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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Market Trends: May 2020

Market Trends: May 2020

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Key global trends – equities rebound
Following heavy losses in March, global equities rebounded in April on hopes that coronavirus-driven economic shutdowns would quickly ‘flatten the curve’ of new infections and allow economies to re-open. Extreme monetary and fiscal policy responses also supported investor optimism.

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Fed faith - Global, US markets and australian economy

Fed faith

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Despite continued shocking U.S. economic data and corporate earnings results, hopes with regard to U.S. curve flattening and potential re-opening of the U.S.

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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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ETFs and the coronavirus crisis: 4 FAQs

ETFs and the coronavirus crisis: 4 FAQs

Sharemarkets have been in turmoil for several weeks, with few portfolios unaffected and volatility at all time highs. As a result, we’ve received many questions from investors relating to their ETF investments. We thought we’d use this post to provide answers to 4 of the most common:

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Market Trends: March 2020

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Key Global Trends – equities retreat
The coronavirus-led ‘risk-off’ trade that started to build in late January continued into February and the early weeks of March. Global equities have reversed their uptrend* seen through most of 2019, while the downtrend in bond yields and uptrend in gold prices has continued.

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The Coronavirus/oil double whammy: reassessing your defence - defensive allocations

The coronavirus/oil double whammy: reassessing your defence

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Fears around the impact of the coronavirus have been compounded by oil’s woes, causing the biggest falls on Wall Street since the GFC. On Monday, the S&P 500 index fell 7.6%, triggering the first automatic halt in trading in more than two decades,

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Coronavirus: can we breathe easy?

The Coronavirus: can we breathe easy?

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As 2020 gets into full swing it is news of a potentially devastating virus that has gone viral. As such, I thought I would take a look at the the potential economic and sharemarket impact of the Coronavirus. It suggests that while the economic and sharemarket impact may well get worse in the short-run –

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Market trends: July 2019

Market Trends: July 2019

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Key Market Trends – bond-driven equity rally
May’s US-China trade fears gave way to central bank easing hopes in June, with a further decline in bond yields helping power a rebound in global equity markets.  New dovish signals from the US Federal Reserve saw the $US weaken while the $A firmed –

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