Posts Categorized: News

Market Update – April 2021

Highlights: The vaccine rollout and vast sums of fiscal and monetary support are helping to accelerate economic growth and restore confidence. Global trade was disrupted when a giant container ship became lodged in the Suez…

Market Update – March 2021

Highlights: Economic data confirms a sufficiently V-shaped recovery, but growth has not been even across regions and downside risks remain. The $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan is set to move through congress and includes a…

Where we are now in investment markets and economies and the investment outlook for 2021 with Jonathan Armitage, Chief Investment Officer, MLC Asset Management. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3qfZ1wVRXw

Market Update – February 2021

Highlights: Macroeconomic indicators remain robust, but vaccine supply delays in some regions and the emergence of new Covid-19 strains have dampened sentiment. The US congress is negotiating President Biden’s proposed US$1.9 trillion stimulus package, which…

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…

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…

Estate planning and superannuation

Many of us spend a great deal of time planning for our retirement but understandably, often do not put the same degree of effort into planning for our deaths. It is not always a pleasant…