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2018

Update on recent sharemarket volatility

On Friday last week the Australian sharemarket (S&P/ASX 200) closed down by 2.8% in response to a falling US sharemarket. What factors have driven the sell-off? The fall in Australian and offshore equity markets since the start of October can be attributed to a number of factors: The trade tensions Read more…

2018

Australian sharemarket still on the rise

By Tim Schroeders, Investment Research Department – Australian Unity Personal Financial Services The Australian sharemarket finished the 2017/18 financial year with a solid gain of 13%. A favourable global macro-economic backdrop provided the tailwind for this result, in particular: Our inflation remains benign at 1.9%. Our unemployment is steady at Read more…