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 […]

Economic Update – July 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.  The recovery is happening sooner than we expected! – End of quarter market volatility might have blurred the underlying strength of markets – There are strong signs that many investors were too pessimistic a few […]

Economic Update – June 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. The recovery continues Equities continue to climb the wall of what appears to be ‘less worry’ Economies are starting to re-open which is providing further support for equities Central banks and Governments continue to apply […]