Economic Update April 2021

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Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe. Vaccination nationalism! – US COVID-19 infection rate starts to climb again despite vaccine rollout – US and global economic growth strong – but not yet inflationary – Bond yields rise strongly as inflation expectations increase […]

Economic Update – March 2021

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Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe.  Bond yields spike – US inflation fears bubble up and the 10-year bond interest rate rises to reflect this – Globally COVID 19 cases have declined for 6 weeks, millions vaccinated in the US and […]

Economic Update February 2021

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Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe. A new dawn for the American economy – January 6 riots in Washington DC highlight the magnitude of the political divide in the US – Problems with vaccine roll-outs, shortages of supply and slower than […]

Economic Update January 2021

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Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe. Recovery continues but short-term uncertainty taints 2021 prospects COVID-19 vaccines rolling out but slower than anticipated – a more contagious strain emerges China trade dispute with Australia showing no signs of easing  Brexit deal clinched […]

Economic Update – December 2020

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Will COVID-19 vaccines and treatments deliver? – Peer-reviewed clinical trial data for COVID-19 vaccines not yet published – Lots of very strong growth data around the world for quarter three as it anticipates a rebound – Similarly, Australian labour force data are strong pointing to a positive start to 2021 The post Economic Update – […]

Economic Update – November 2020

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Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe. US election and COVID-19 dominate market activity: Lock-downs re-introduced in major European economies and the northern hemisphere winter approaches US GDP growth at record level, markets similarly saw reported earnings beat expectations China’s reported economic […]

Federal Budget Summary 2020

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In this special report, our Head of Professional Standards & Technical Services, Craig Meldrum, looks at the key takeouts from the federal budget and what it means for individuals and businesses. It will include a summary of the tax, superannuation and social security changes that may impact wealth creation and retirement funding strategies for Infocus’ […]

Economic Update – October 2020

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Labour markets seemingly improve – Australian unemployment rate fell to 6.8%, still high but better than expected due in part to JobKeeper – RBA and government are expected to provide more economic stimulus  – US presidential election may cause elevated volatility in financial markets The post Economic Update – October 2020 appeared first on Infocus.

September Economic Update

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Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe. New highs on Wall Street: – Earnings season in US beats expectations, noting that expectations were lower due to COVID-19  – The US market buoyed by large Tech companies still leading the charge  – Australian […]

Economic Update – August 2020

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– The ASX 200 and S&P 500 both posted four months of positive returns – COVID vaccines are under development and undergoing trials in many countries, expectations are that they may be available in early 2021 – China economic data are getting back to pre-COVID levels The post Economic Update – August 2020 appeared first […]