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September 25, 2021

September – Week 1 and 2 update

Global markets, especially in the US and here are weaker and moving sideways after a period touching record highs. The ASX 200 (XJO) moved is back in the 7,500 range. Companies continue to release quarterly updates. August / moving into early September every year, seasonally tends to be a weaker period.…

August – Week 1 and 2 update

Global markets, especially in the US and here are at record highs. The ASX 200 (XJO) briefly touched 7,610 yesterday before finishing around 7,500. In the short term we’re seeing a lot of companies also at highs and priced above they’re moving averages. Higher valuations mean they are more sensitive…

July – Week 1 and 2 update

Global markets, including the ASX have entered a corrective phase after a period of sideways movement. Renewed lockdowns in the US and growing case numbers locally and overseas are a factor. The ASX 200 (XJO) briefly touched 7200 today and could retest the 7100 mark too. Covid beneficiaries and defensive…

June – Week 3 and 4 update

The official end of the financial year. Tax returns or Tax paying time. The ASX 200 (XJO) remains close to all time highs. US markets similar. US Jobs numbers were slightly higher than expected (850k vs 700k). Wages were up slightly too. These numbers led Joe Biden to quote: “This…

June – Week 1 and 2 update

And so the ‘Sell in May’ period may finally be done. The market as a whole is at record highs, but parts of it, certain sectors don’t necessarily feel that way. Short attacks on many companies, including some we hold in our folio, added to the volatility our portfolio experienced.…

May – Week 1 and 2 update

The quiet, deceptive bull market continues. The numbers show almost 7,100 points for the ASX 200 with a high last week of almost 7,200. The reality is a different kind of K shaped pattern emerging with the technology and related sectors that did well last year, coming off the boil…

April – Week 3 and 4 update

After cracking the 7,000 point mark, the second half of April has been ‘Kangaroo’ like for the ASX. The earnings season in the US and talk tax increases have had a downward effect on their markets which have bled into the ASX. The ASX VIX (volatility index) has remained around…

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