Market Movements & Economic Review – May 2024

May 1, 2024
Stay up to date with what’s happened in markets and the Australian economy over the past month. As eyes turn to the 2024-25 Federal Budget, stronger-than-expected domestic inflation was recorded for April. The markets have been subdued due to geopolitical instability and uncertainty around cash rates both in Australia and the US. The S&P/ASX 200…

Market Movements and Economic Review | April 2024

April 5, 2024
Stay up to date with what’s happened in markets and the Australian economy over the past month. Expectations of interest rate cuts later this year in Australia and the United States fuelled activity in the markets last month. Australian shares reached a new record high at the end of the month, driven by mining shares…

Market Movements and Economic Review | March 2024

March 1, 2024
Stay up to date with what’s happened in markets and the Australian economy over the past month. The economic indicators for February were mixed. Inflation has remained at a two-year low, giving confidence of a possible rate cut in coming months, and business capital investment rose in the December quarter. However, the Australian dollar remained…

Market Movements and Economic Review | February 2024

February 9, 2024
Stay up to date with what’s happened in markets and the Australian economy over the past month. Cooling inflation and a strong economy with relatively low unemployment has sent investors back to Australian shares towards the end of January. The lower-than-anticipated inflation figures fueled optimism at the end of the month, for the possibility of…

Market Movements & Economic Review December 2023

December 8, 2023
Stay up to date with what’s happened in Australian markets over the past month. Consumer prices eased by more than expected in October. The news that inflation may have been tamed means interest rate rises may be behind us, for now. Even the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is optimistic about our economic…

Market Movements & Economic Review November 2023

November 9, 2023
Stay up to date with what’s happened in Australian markets over the past month. October was a volatile month on the global stock markets and in Australia. The local sharemarket finished October down 3.8 per cent, representing a third straight month of losses. Investor sentiment reflected heightened anxiety regarding inflationary pressures and uncertainty over rate…

Market Movements & Economic Review October 2023

October 19, 2023
Stay up to date with what’s happened in Australian markets over the past month. Household wealth has grown for the third quarter in a row, rising by 2.6% in the June quarter, pushed up by rising house prices and increases in super balances. Click the video below to view our October update. Please get in…

Market Movements & Economic Review Sept 2023

September 13, 2023
Stay up to date with what’s happened in Australian markets over the past month. After endless gloomy forecasts, there was a glimmer of hope last month that the cost of living might be easing. Inflation continued to fall, despite predictions by economists of a rise. The ASX200 ended the month down with gains in financial…

Market Movements & Economic Review August 2023

August 1, 2023
Stay up to date with what’s happened in Australian markets over the past month. While the price of most goods and services continues to rise, the good news is the rate of increase is continuing to slow. As a result, the markets are beginning to breathe a sigh of relief. The ASX rallied to close…

Market Movements & Economic Review July 2023

July 4, 2023
As the inflation rate begins to ease, with consumer inflation slowing to a 13 month low in May, many commentators expressed hope that further interest rate rises may be kept in check. That led to a slight improvement in investor outlook for stocks at the end of June. The S&P/ASX 200 closed the month at…

Market Review & Economic Update June 2023

June 1, 2023
Concerns leading up to the RBA’s decision on interest rates this month, along with the drama over the US debt ceiling, have affected local markets and the Australian dollar. The ASX200 ended the month nearly 3% down thanks also to weaker commodity prices. Please get in touch if you’d like assistance with your personal financial…

Market Review & Economic Update May 2023

May 2, 2023
In the lead up to the Federal Budget, better-than-expected inflation figures were cause for optimism that the lengthy run of cash rate hikes have had an impact. US stocks in April saw the biggest rally that has been experienced for months, as investors looked beyond gloomy economic data. Local markets were buoyed by the Wall…

Market Movements & Economic Review April 2023

April 4, 2023
Stay up to date with what’s happened in the Australian economy and markets over the past month. March was marked by banking failures in the US that sent ripples through global share markets. However, the first quarter of 2023 ended on a note of optimism in Australia due to better-than-expected inflation figures and expectations of…

Market Movements & Economic Review March 2023

March 3, 2023
Stay up to date with what’s happened in the Australian economy and markets over the past month. The gloomy prospects for economic growth, both in Australia and overseas, are occupying the minds of investors, businesses, and political leaders. The early 2023 stock market rally appears to be fading as concerns about inflation and cash rate…
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Market Movements & Economic Review February 2023

February 1, 2023
Stay up to date with what’s happened in the Australian economy and markets over the past month. China’s plans to kickstart its economy after the pandemic shutdown have been dominating the news this month and will have worldwide implications, not the least for Australia. Australian shares were up nearly 8% in January while US stocks…

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