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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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Global Market Outlook: Recovery continues

Month in Review – easing interest rate risk supports stocks
Global equities continued their rebound in May, after good gains in April,

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Global Market Outlook: Interest rate risk

Month in Review – Wall Street lags as yields and $US rise
Global equities rebounded in April, partly unwinding the declines over the previous two months. 

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Global Market Outlook: Testing times

Month in Review – Trade tremors
The pull back in global equities continued in March, with the MSCI All-Country Net-Return Index dropping 2.2% after a 3.5% drop in February. 

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Global Market Outlook

Global Market Outlook: Volatility is back!

Market Performance
Global equities pulled back in February, with the MSCI All-Country Index dropping 3.5%, largely due to concerns over rising inflation and bond yields in the US,

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Global Market Outlook: battling the bond blues

Stocks: off to a strong start
Global equities posted further gains in January, with the MSCI All-Country Index returning 4.1% in local currency terms. By contrast, Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index delivered a negative 0.4% return, and continued the general trend of underperformance that has been evident over the past year.  The trend for global equities remains firmly up,

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Global Market Outlook

Global Market Outlook: Property bounces

Month in Review
Global equities enjoyed another good month in November, reflecting ongoing positive economic data and still relatively low global inflation and bond yields.  Prospects for a US tax cut also helped to buoy sentiment over the month, while geo-political risks – such as North Korea – remained contained.
The MSCI All-Country Equity Index posted a net return of 1.3% in local currency terms,

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