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Market Trends: November 2020

Market Trends: November 2020

Key global trends – equities drop further
Global equities eased back for the second month in a row in October as rising COVID-19 cases in Europe and the United States, concern over the lack of new U.S. fiscal stimulus and Presidential election jitters took their toll. Although overall global bond yields –

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ETFs paying distributions – Answering the 8 most frequently asked questions on distributions

ETF distributions – Answers to your 8 most frequently asked questions

At the beginning of each financial year, we typically receive many questions around distributions paid by ETFs. With the 19/20 financial year just a few weeks behind us, many investors will likely be turning their mind to the topic of distributions, so we thought we’d provide answers to some of the commonly asked questions.

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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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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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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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