Market Commentary – December 2018

Dec 31, 2018

Market Commentary – December 2018

The ASX200 index recorded a negative 9% this quarter closing at 5,646. This was the largest quarterly fall since September 2011. The DOW suffered the largest single month fall in December since 1931. The falls have derived from International events including trade war tremors, slowing growth in China

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FirstWrap Investment Strategy – December 2018 Update

Dec 31, 2018

Market Commentary – December 2018

The ASX200 index recorded a negative 9% this quarter closing at 5,646. The falls have derived from International events including trade war tremors, slowing growth in China and ongoing machinations of Brexit in Europe.

Notwithstanding the local sharemarket movement the Australian economy remains in

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Market Commentary – September 2018

Sep 30, 2018

The ASX200 index closed flat for the quarter up 0.2% in the to close 6,207.

Australia’s economic outlook continues to improve with growth expected to be above trend estimates for the prior 12 months. The housing market continues a gradual trend down with both Sydney and Melbourne price declines expanding across more suburbs and market segments. Auction clear

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FirstWrap Investment Strategy – FY18 Review

Jul 15, 2018

The ASX200 index rose 7.6% in a strong quarter to close at 6,195. Australia’s economic outlook continues to improve with growth expected to continue on-trend this year. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) maintained the cash rate at 1.50% p.a. for a record 22 consecutive month. US Stock markets returned to growth this quarter with the DOW increasing 2.7% and th

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Market Commentary – June 2018

Jun 30, 2018

The ASX200 index rose 7.6% in a strong quarter to close at 6,195.

Australia’s economic outlook continues to improve with growth expected to continue on-trend this year. The housing market cycle has peaked with both Sydney and Melbourne prices easing and auction clearance soft through the Winter period. Business spending and planned public infrastructure proj

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Market Commentary – March 2018

Apr 01, 2018

The ASX200 index fell 5.0% in a volatile quarter to close at 5,752.

Australia’s economic outlook continues to improve with growth expected to continue on-trend this year. Though the housing market cycle appears to have peaked with both Sydney and Melbourne prices easing and auction clearance rates returning to average. Planned infrastructure projects are exp

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Market Commentary – December 2017

Dec 31, 2017

The ASX200 index completed a strong quarter raising 6.7% to close at 6,065.

The RBA’s economic outlook continues to improve with growth expected to continue on-trend this year. The mining sector is expected to weaken further for some time to come. The housing market cycle appears to have peaked. Upcoming supply releasing into the market in the coming

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Market Commentary – September 2017

Sep 30, 2017

Market Commentary – September 2017

The ASX200 index continues to trade in a sideways holding pattern falling 0.7% to 5,681 for the quarter. Banking stocks continue to be subdued whereas material stocks like BHP and RIO have performed strongly balancing out overall market performance.

Australia’s economic outlook is improving and

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Market Commentary – June 2017

Jun 30, 2017

Market Commentary – June 2017

The ASX200 index experienced a disappointing quarter falling approximately 2.5% to 5,721. The market began the quarter surging towards 6,000 points before being dragged back primarily by the four major banks. The banks experienced large share price declines between 10-20% triggered by the announcement of

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Market Commentary – March 2017

Mar 31, 2017

Market Commentary – March 2017

The Australian market remains resilient despite the ongoing global political turmoil. The S&P ASX 200 rose 3.5% to close at 5,865. The ASX 200 continues to benefit from price recovery in the top 20 stocks by capital weighting including house hold names the likes of the banks, big resource and insuran

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