Tag Archives: Market Overview

2020 March Quarter Review

April 17, 2020

Economic Overview The spread of COVID-19 had a significant impact on global economies and investment markets in the March quarter. Rarely does any single issue wholly dominate economic and market data for a quarter. Yet COVID-19 arrived and wiped away focus on any other issue.  Apart from the oil war, which itself was relegated to […]

“Why do you include so many bad news stories?” It’s a question we’ve been asked, not regularly, but maybe it needs addressing. First off here’s a good news story. This is the growth of $10,000 over the past 25 years in five different asset classes. If you’ve been invested inside and outside of superannuation, you’ve […]

Recent Market Volatility

February 12, 2018

After a period of relative calm in the markets, in recent days the increase in volatility in the stock market has resulted in renewed anxiety for many investors. From February 1–5, the US market (as measured by the Russell 3000 Index) fell almost 6% and in Australia, the S&P/ASX 300 Index fell almost 5% during […]

Economic Overview Global policy makers expressed a cautious welcome for continuing signs of improving activity during the March quarter. The Reserve Bank of Australia noted a pick-up in global trade and industrial production, alongside a tightening of labor markets. In the US, economic data continued to be supportive. Non-farm payrolls were robust and activity indicators […]

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