Weekly market update – week ending 25 March, 2020

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week After 30% plus falls from their highs earlier this year, share markets had a welcome rebound over the last week. While the number of coronavirus cases continues to soar and economic data beyond China is now starting to show the huge impact from the shutdowns, share […]

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Is coronavirus driving a recession, depression or an economic hit like no other? What does it mean for the bear market in shares?

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Key points Global share markets have fallen into a bear market, but whether this turns out to be long or short depends on how long the hit to the economy from coronavirus lasts. There are big differences between the current disruption to economic activity – which could be very deep in the short term – […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 20 March, 2020

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets remained under intense pressure over the last week as the number of new coronavirus cases continued to surge, economic data started to weaken sharply and financial markets saw increasing dysfunction. The latter was highlighted by a blow out in corporate borrowing rates and a […]

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AMP Capital promotes key investment professionals within the Infrastructure Debt team

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AMP Capital has announced the promotion of four senior investment management professionals in our global infrastructure debt business. Over several years, these individuals have made a significant contribution to the success of the company’s infrastructure debt business, culminating in the firm’s record US$6.2 billion (AU$9 billion) capital raise for its fourth infrastructure debt fund last […]

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Market fragility reminds us why risk is so important in super

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History has taught us that share market falls are inevitable. What is harder to predict is when they’ll occur. 9/11, the dot-com bubble and, more recently, the GFC, triggered significant declines. Just like Coronavirus, few, if any, saw those events coming and their impact on global markets. The full impact of Coronavirus remains to be […]

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Five charts on investing to keep in mind in rough times like these

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Key points Successful investing can be really difficult in times like the present with immense uncertainty around the impact of coronavirus on the outlook. This makes it all the more important to stay focussed on the basic principles of successful investing. These five charts focus on critical aspects of investing that are insightful in times […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 13 March, 2020

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets collapsed over the past week as concerns about the global economic impact of the coronavirus intensified, oil prices plunged as part of the secondary impact and policy responses by President Trump and the ECB were seen as not enough. Australian share fell around 20% […]

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The increasing economic threat from coronavirus – what to watch for and what should investors do

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Key points The rout in financial markets has continued, on the back of coronavirus, made worse by a flow on to oil markets. The risk of a deeper hit to economic activity has risen. Key things to watch are the daily number of new cases, measures of economic stress and policy stimulus. Key things for […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 5 March, 2020

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets had a very volatile week – helped initially by more policy easing globally with both the Fed and the RBA cutting interest rates but only to get hit again by intensifying coronavirus concerns. While Chinese shares briefly made it back to their January high […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 28 February, 2020

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets plunged over the last week on the back of a rapid escalation of new coronavirus (Covid-19) cases outside China – notably in Korea, Italy and Iran – and concern that (whether its labelled a pandemic or not) it will disrupt economic activity more deeply […]

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