Global Markets Review May 2019

Jun 02, 2019 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Equity, Fixed Income, Global economy, news, SMSF 0 Comment

  • The Australian federal election dominated markets in May, with news polls and pundits favouring a change of government right up until election eve.

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Global Markets Review - January 2019

Feb 05, 2019 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Equity, Fixed Income, Global economy, news 0 Comment

Markets recovered strongly in January after a very volatile close to the year. The S&P500 added a solid 8%, European markets+5.6%, and Aussie stocks +3.8%.

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2018's winners and losers

Jan 15, 2019 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Equity, Fixed Income, Global economy, news, Property, SMSF 0 Comment

It might be hard to pick who has been a winner in terms of global politics, but Huawei's heiress and CFO, Meng Wanzhou would certainly have to qualify as a loser. Her shock arrest on December 1 in Canada reignited geo-political tensions, and helped spur the market jitters which saw significant downward moves in equity markets across the globe.

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Global Market Review December 2018

Jan 03, 2019 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Equity, Fixed Income, Global economy, news 0 Comment

  • December stock market jitters have wiped 6 months and in some cases, a year's worth of gains away from returns. Into year end Geo-political tensions escalated on Huawei's CFO arrest, and the China/US tariff posturing.
  • US Markets shed 2-3% a day in one week, leaving them broadly 5-8% lower for the year. This is because solid underlying earnings growth is being ignored in favour of higher risks ahead, including interest rates, trade, Brexit and a slowing global economy.
  • In Australia, it is increasingly likely that we will have a Shorten Labor Government and tax policy for CGT & Franking Credits will be targeted and ultimately have significant implications for stocks, hybrids, and property markets.

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Property prices to continue to slump?

Nov 21, 2018 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Equity, news, Property, SMSF 0 Comment

Australian house prices continue to make headlines for all the wrong reasons.

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