Economic Snapshot June 2021

DATE CREATED: Wednesday, 07 July 2021 11:27

FY2020/21 was a dramatic year that started with serious concerns about public health and the global economy and finished on an optimistic note, delivering historic gains in equity markets along the way. Although Covid-19 continued to cause problems in many countries through the year, progress on developing and distributing vaccines helped mitigate concerns about the impact of further lockdowns.

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Economic Snapshot February 2021

DATE CREATED: Thursday, 18 March 2021 11:14

February was a re-run of January in that markets started on a strong note, with equities posting very good gains in the first half of the month, only for conditions to reverse later in the month. However, while online trading caused the volatility in January, it was the bond market that caused the trouble in February.

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Economic Snapshot September 2020

DATE CREATED: Thursday, 15 October 2020 07:31

September saw a break in the rally in global equity markets. Several factors contributed to this, including signs that the global recovery, while proceeding, is nevertheless slowing down. Growing concerns about prospects for fiscal stimulus in the US added to the volatility, as did reports that Japanese firm Softbank had purchased billions of dollars of equity options, driving tech stocks up on speculative positions. 

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Cardena Investment Update First Quarter 2020

DATE CREATED: Thursday, 20 February 2020 10:14

Cardena Director Tom McDonald shares his insights on key investment and market factors during the first quarter 2020

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Economic Snapshot January 2020

DATE CREATED: Thursday, 13 February 2020 11:45

January was a dramatic month for the world economy and financial markets, starting with hostilities between the US and Iran and ending with fears about the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) from China. Here in Australia, we had the extra difficulties from the terrible bushfires.

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Economic Snapshot December 2019

DATE CREATED: Thursday, 23 January 2020 12:26

December closed out 2019 on a positive note with equities, bonds and commodites all raling as key economic data steadied and the US and China agree to sign the Phase One trade deal. Central banks, including our Reserve Bank, flagged their intention to keep providing liqudity support for the foreseeable future. 

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Economic Snapshot November 2019

DATE CREATED: Wednesday, 11 December 2019 13:55

November was a good month for euity markets as the broad risk-on thesem continued. Both the local and US equity markets reached new highs. In contract, the performance of bond markets was mixed, especially for the global bond markets. where expectations of further interest rate cuts have diminished. 

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Economic Snapshot October 2019

DATE CREATED: Tuesday, 12 November 2019 08:33

After starting October on a cautious note, markets became a little more optimistic about global economic conditions as the month progressed. News that the US  and Chine would sign the so-called "Phase 1" agreement in the trade dispute contributed to the markets improved mood, as did the Ferderal Reserve cutting the cash rate by another 0.25%.

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Cardena Investment Update September 2019

DATE CREATED: Thursday, 17 October 2019 11:08

Cardena Director Tom McDonald shares his insights on key investment and market factors during the quarter ending September 2019

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A contested estate – not something you want to leave your family

DATE CREATED: Wednesday, 17 April 2019 12:04

Families come in all shapes and sizes and it’s import to understand aggrieved loved ones may contest your will

18 March 2019

Thanks to our legal firm partner, Hall & Wilcox, for providing this content.

We are often asked the question ‘how much should I leave for my children’, especially when children are not being treated equally or a child is estranged. Unfortunately, there is no magic answer. If the child is an eligible applicant under the applicable State or Territory legislation for estate claims, the individual should try and make adequate and proper provision for that child even if they do this reluctantly.

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