Market Updates

updates on recent trends; outlook for future developments

Market volatility influences investment activity

That market volatility influences market activity, can be understood when it is realised that markets are driven by a number of factors, none the least of which are supply, demand, liquidity and price. With prices rising and falling by dramatic amounts in short periods of time (volatility); and liquidity created by such market action, investors [...]

By |2018-11-01T16:46:40+00:00October 31, 2018|Investment Strategies, Market Updates|0 Comments

Budget Highlights 2018

Budget Highlights 2018 The Australian Government announced its Budget for the coming year on Tuesday 8 May 2018 (with implications for the ‘forward estimates period’ and beyond), heralding it as ‘A budget to strengthen the economy, create jobs and guarantee essential services while ensuring the Australian Government lives within its means…’. Some highlight features of [...]

By |2018-05-10T09:44:51+00:00May 10, 2018|Market Updates|0 Comments

Economic and Markets Outlook 2018

Economic and Markets Outlook for 2018 – a ContinuumFP, in-house opinion Following our practice over a number of years now, our Economic and Markets Outlook 2018 is presented so that clients, prospective clients and our readers generally are aware of the expectations that our Investment Committee has for the calendar year that has recently commenced. [...]

By |2018-02-01T09:32:09+00:00January 30, 2018|Market Updates, Wealth Management|0 Comments

Budget Highlights 2017

Each year after the Federal Treasurer brings down the government’s budget (or at least its aspirations of such) for the ensuing year, we summarise highlights for the benefit of our readers1. ContinuumFP’s Budget Highlights 2017 focuses on the usual key areas of Taxation, Superannuation and Social Security (Centrelink); and this year, Housing (Affordability) merits a mention. [...]

By |2017-07-31T15:06:06+00:00May 16, 2017|Market Updates|0 Comments