Investments

Market Update – June 2020

Muirfield Financial Services

Since our last investment update investment markets have continued to show signs of optimism as relaxing of social restrictions are starting to be deployed globally and domestically. This, coupled with the unprecedented Government stimulus measures has seen investors re-enter share markets resulting in solid gains since the recent lows of mid-March.

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Investment Update – 11 May 2020

Muirfield Financial Services

Since our last investment update investment markets have continued to show signs of optimism as relaxing of social restrictions are starting to be deployed globally and domestically. This, coupled with the unprecedented Government stimulus measures has seen investors re-enter share markets resulting in solid gains since the recent lows of mid-March.

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Investment Update – 14 April 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 continues to be an unprecedented tragedy across the globe. While the challenges for investors have paled in comparison to those more directly impacted by the virus, we have sought to provide an overview of what has and hasn’t worked within investment portfolios.

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Investment Update – 3 April 2020

Whilst far too early to call the end of the recent sharemarket falls it has been encouraging to see more positive results in sharemarkets in the last week. The Australian Sharemarket even had it’s biggest single day gain on record recently.

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Investment and Business Update

In our efforts to keep you up-to-date in such a rapidly changing environment, we provide the following summary to assist your understanding of events affecting our community, the global economy and share markets.

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2020’s top economic jargon

If the economic concepts that arise this year don’t make much sense to you, congratulations: you’re not alone. To give you a fighting chance at keeping up, we have borrowed from The Age columnist, Jessica Irvine’s top 10 list of economic jargon words or phrases you’ll need to avoid looking silly at dinner parties this year.

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2019 Financial Year in review

With end of the financial year now behind us we take a look back at what happened in investment markets and financial circles over the previous 12
months.

In short, 2018/2019 was a bumpy ride, though we still managed to see positive returns in all major asset classes.

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Term Deposits – Where to go when rates are low?

The Reserve Bank of Australia cut rates to a new record low of 1% in July – Borrowers cheered the announcement, however retirees and savers sitting in Term Deposits or cash have seen an already low return, cut even lower.

With most 12-month Term Deposit rates now sitting under 2%pa, the big question is where to from here to achieve a greater return on investment?

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What’s happening with investment markets?

As I am sure you are aware we’ve experienced a lot of share market volatility in recent weeks.  In order to alleviate some of the stress caused by this uncertainty we have put together a summary to help clarify the recent declines in your account balance, provide some longer-term context and highlight our investment beliefs…

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