Global Market Review June 2018

Jul 10, 2018 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Equity, Fixed Income, Global economy, news 0 Comment

  • The RBA left interest rates on hold, maintaining the same stance now for almost 2 years – a new record of stability. The consumer seems to be shopping again, with retail sales rebounding in April. Unemployment remains stable at 5.6%, and wage prices remain weak. Bond investors earned 3%, and Cash investors +1.8%.

 

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Oil Shenanigans

May 28, 2018 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Equity, Global economy, news, SMSF 0 Comment

In recent weeks, oil has had a stellar run. Back in 2016, the oil price collapsed, trading just under $30p/b. Last week it topped $80p/b, lifting around 6% in a month, or 160% from the 2016 lows.

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Global Market Review April 2018

May 05, 2018 admin Alternative Assets, Australian economy, Fixed Income, Global economy, news 0 Comment

Global stocks had a better month after a weak March. The US/China trade war saw China retaliate with 128 US goods being slapped with a 25% tariff. Chinese stocks weakened 2.7%.

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End of the great money pump

May 04, 2018 admin Australian economy, Equity, Fixed Income, Global economy, news, Property, SMSF 0 Comment

Central Banks have been responsible for the most unprecidented economic policy in modern times.

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Global Market Review March 2018

Apr 04, 2018 admin Australian economy, Equity, Fixed Income, Global economy, news 0 Comment

The Australian stock market had a rollercoaster ride in March, initially dipping on President Trump’s announcement of 25% Tariffs on steel and 10% on aluminium imports. Australia negotiated a carve out, enabling stocks to somewhat recover. However the Banking Royal Commission and a weakness in technology stocks (in light of the Cambridge Analytica scandal) left the index 3.8% weaker.

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