December 2020 investment update

Investment update for December 2020 Recoveries continue after the economic hits of 2020 International equity markets maintained their strength into 2021. The US equity market rose but underperformed relative to the broad world equity market index this month. Economic conditions in the US remained strong in December 2020, with the [...]

2022-02-07T14:17:08+11:0029 January 2021|

November 2020 investment update

Investment update for November 2020 Australia's economic recovery continues Despite worsening global COVID-19 case numbers and lockdown measures reinstated by more countries, global equity markets rallied strongly over November, following promising news of three vaccines (Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and AstraZeneca/Oxford). The US Presidential results had less impact on markets than expected [...]

2022-02-07T16:33:30+11:0016 December 2020|

August 2020 investment update

Investment update for August 2020 Australian recession confirmed Global equity markets produced strong gains over August with developed markets continuing to rebound from post-COVID-19 lows. In the US, the NASDAQ and S&P500 rallied 9.6% and 7.0% respectively. The NASDAQ (and Technology sector more broadly) is now comfortably at all-time highs. [...]

2022-02-12T17:09:59+11:0024 September 2020|

July 2020 investment update

Investment update for July 2020 Some rebounding evident in cautiously managed global economy Global equity markets produced disparate performance in the month of July. The US and China produced large positive returns, while the UK, Japan and Europe were negative for the month. Australian equities produced a small positive return, [...]

2022-02-07T15:18:07+11:0021 August 2020|

June 2020 investment update

Investment update for June 2020 Markets struggled to rebound as COVID-19 continued to spread The past financial year started with unresolved US-China trade tensions but then the COVID-19 pandemic triggered the largest global recession since at least the early 1900s. Despite reduced infection rates in some countries, the virus continues [...]

2022-02-07T15:22:21+11:0030 July 2020|

May 2020 investment update

Investment update for May 2020 Australia benefits from rising commodity prices Domestic and global equity markets rose materially over the month of May, as global risk sentiment improved. This followed declining COVID‑19 infection rates and the relaxation of mitigation measures in many countries. The medical situation remained varied across countries. [...]

2022-02-07T16:12:29+11:0029 June 2020|

April 2020 investment update

Investment update for April 2020 Some optimism follows global responses to COVID-19 Global equity markets rebounded strongly in April in reaction to substantial fiscal and monetary responses to the economic impact of COVID-19, indications of economic re-opening, and optimism about treatments for the virus. Dispersion in performance between sectors and [...]

2022-02-12T17:03:09+11:0022 May 2020|

March 2020 investment update

Investment update for March 2020 World governments attempt to curb economic impacts of pandemic Global equity markets continued to fall sharply as the COVID-19 outbreak evolved into a global pandemic. While the outbreak decelerated in China, the number of cases in other countries approached 900,000 by the end of March. [...]

2022-02-07T15:52:00+11:0020 April 2020|

February 2020 investment update

Investment update for February 2020 Global COVID-19 outbreak brings economic effects and responses The international equity market produced a large negative return in February amid the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). China imposed drastic measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus including lockdown, factory and school shutdowns. Other [...]

2022-02-07T14:23:28+11:0018 March 2020|

January 2020 investment update

Investment update for January 2020 Global economy responds to coronavirus International equity markets produced a small negative return in the first month of 2020 amid news of the coronavirus outbreak. China’s economic activity had showed some signs of responding to accommodative monetary and fiscal policy, but the coronavirus outbreak will [...]

2022-02-07T16:41:21+11:0026 February 2020|