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Market Updates

Along with the horrible human consequences, the coronavirus pandemic is having a huge impact on the way we live and as a result investment market. This note provides a simple Q&A for most of the main issues from an economic & investment perspective. To the extent, simple answers are possible in this environment!
April 2nd 2020
Global and Australian shares have fallen well beyond the 20% decline commonly used to delineate a bear market. But let’s first look at past bear markets as they provide some lessons for investors regardless of the cause.
March 27th 2020
What it means for individuals, retirees and the Australian economy. Here we explain some of the benefits you may be eligible for.
March 25th 2020
The lockdown measures in Australia are at their beginnings, sending markets into a meltdown. For nervous holders of Aussie equities, it’s worth remembering there are two situations to brace portfolios for: the course this pandemic will run, and the inevitable recovery.
March 21st 2020
The Australian housing market is at risk from the coronavirus recession Australia has now entered.
March 19th 2020
Let's focus on critical aspects of investing that are insightful in times of market stress: the power of compound interest; don’t get blown off by cyclical swings; the roller coaster of investor emotion; the wall of worry; & market timing is hard.
March 18th 2020
Coronavirus continues to rattle investment markets as the number of new cases outside China continues to rise posing increasing uncertainty over the impact on economic activity. And its impact has intensified following the collapse of OPEC discipline causing a further plunge in oil prices raising concerns about debt servicing for oil producers. From their highs global shares and Australian shares have had a fall of around 20%.
March 11th 2020
Shares may still have more downside and the uncertainty around the coronavirus crisis is very high, but we are of the view that it’s just another correction.
March 2nd 2020
The past week has seen a renewed escalation in concern that the coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) has become or is becoming a global pandemic. This is first and foremost a human crisis and our thoughts are with all those affected and those trying to combat the outbreak.
February 28th 2020