Market Update – January 2021

Highlights: Globally there were over 85 million confirmed Covid-19 cases at the start of January and over 20 million in the United States alone. Democrat wins in the Georgia runoff election will give the incoming Biden administration more flexibility with economic policy and the structure of further stimulus. Stricter lockdown measures were implemented throughout Europe,…

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Market Update – December 2020

Highlights: Joe Biden is the projected winner of the US presidential election, with the passing of the ‘safe harbour’ deadline making it hard for legal challenges to change the outcome. Globally there were over 60 million confirmed Covid-19 cases at the start of December and numbers continue to rise in the US, South America and…

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Market Update – November 2020

Senator Biden is projected to win the US presidency, while President Trump’s chances hinge on successful legal challenges in multiple battleground states. Markets were buoyed in November by the successful trial of the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine, which is expected to be approved by the FDA later in the month. Rising COVID-19 cases in Europe have forced…

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Market Update – October 2020

The upcoming US presidential election is contributing to market volatility and raising fears of a disputed election result, which could lead to market instability. Attention shifted in September from monetary policy to fiscal policy as markets looked for signs that fiscal spending will continue to prop up economies around the world. The Australian federal budget…

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Market Update – September 2020

The global economic recovery continues, however growth is uneven across regions and there were signs of a loss of momentum in Europe through the September quarter. US President Trump stepped up his trade rhetoric ahead of the presidential election with talk of a “decoupling” from the Chinese economy amid a widening trade deficit. China is…

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