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Piers Bolger

Monthly Economic Overview

Monthly Economic Overview 150 150 Piers Bolger

Markets saw a small reprieve throughout the course of July with both equity and bond markets moving higher. The local equity market was up just…

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June Economic Update

June Economic Update 150 150 Piers Bolger

June proved to be another difficult month for financial markets with both bond and equity markets moving lower, a theme that we have seen play…

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May Market Update with Piers Bolger

May Market Update with Piers Bolger 150 150 Piers Bolger

Ongoing Inflationary Pressures Driving Markets Down May proved to be another difficult month for financial markets as we saw both equity and bond markets weaker…

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April Market Update with CIO Piers Bolger

April Market Update with CIO Piers Bolger 150 150 Piers Bolger

The challenges we’ve been seeing in financial markets throughout the first part of 2022 certainly didn’t abate in the month of April and into the…

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March Market Update with CIO Piers Bolger

March Market Update with CIO Piers Bolger 150 150 Piers Bolger

The US Federal Reserve The US Federal Reserve began its rate tightening program and increased official cash rates by 25 basis points (0.25%) to take the Federal Funds Reserve rate down to 0.50%. We expect the Fed to…

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…An Election is Coming

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like…An Election is Coming 150 150 Piers Bolger

The Morrison government released its third budget overnight, which is also the third for Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. As budgets’ goes there was nothing particularly sensitive…

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Monthly Market Update with CIO Piers Bolger

Monthly Market Update with CIO Piers Bolger 150 150 Piers Bolger

Local and global markets The domestic market was up around 2% over February. Contrasted by global equities that were down between 3%-6% led by sharp…

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January Market Update with CIO Piers Bolger

January Market Update with CIO Piers Bolger 150 150 Piers Bolger

Local Equity The ASX200 was down over 6% in January, domestic small caps followed, down over 9%. Global Markets Global markets were not spared either…

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Monthly Market Update with Piers Bolger

Monthly Market Update with Piers Bolger 150 150 Piers Bolger

What happened in 2021? 2021 was a strong period for financial markets, particularly growth assets such as equities. However, we did see weakness in those…

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November Market Update

November Market Update 150 150 Piers Bolger

Equity markets Equity markets were lower this month due to concerns regarding the Omicron variant and the implications of that on the ongoing reopening of…

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