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30 June marked the end of the 2019 financial year and what a good year for generating income from the stockmarket it was for us! While Australian companies have traditionally been generous dividend-payers relative to most overseas markets, this was a step up in the...

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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview Rising trade tensions saw global markets weaker in May, with the S&P500 -6.6%, FTSE 100 -3.5%, Nikkei 225 -7.4% and Shanghai Composite -5.8%. The Australian market performed better, finishing the month +1.7%, following the surprise Coalition victory...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview Global equity markets were up strongly in April, with the S&P500 +3.9%, FTSE 100 +1.9%, Nikkei 225 +5.0% and Shanghai Composite -0.4%. The Australian market was also strong, finishing the month +2.5%, bringing the total return for...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview Global markets were generally stronger in March, with the S&P500 +1.8%, FTSE 100 +2.9% and Shanghai Composite +5.1%, while the Nikkei 225 was down -0.8%. A key theme in global markets was falling bond yields, driving up...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Overview Global markets continued their recovery in February, with the S&P500 +3.0%, FTSE 100 +1.5%, Nikkei 225 +2.9% and Shanghai Composite +13.8%. The Australian market also performed strongly, finishing the month +6.0%, on the back of a broad-based...

Overview Global markets rebound strongly in January with the S&P500 +7.9%, FTSE 100 +3.6%, Nikkei 225 +3.8% and Shanghai Composite +3.6%. The Australian market also performed strongly, finishing the month +3.9%, bringing the total return for the last 12 months back to a positive +1.1%. The rally was broad-based, with both...

Overview Global markets sold off in December, with the S&P500 -9.9%, FTSE 100 -3.6%, Nikkei 225 -10.5% and Shanghai Composite -3.6%. The Australian market performed much better, finishing the month nearly flat at -0.2%, bringing the total return for the last 12 months to a...

The Australian sharemarket’s long been tied to the fortunes of its bigger US equivalent and the last quarter of 2018 was a fairly characteristic example. You won’t need reminding that in the last quarter of the year our market shed 9 per cent of its value,...