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Economic Update - 01/04/2021

Economic Update April 2021

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Economic Update - 02/03/2021

Economic Update - March 2021

Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe.  Bond yields spike - US inflation fears bubble up and the 10-year bond interest rate rises to reflect this - Globally COVID 19 cases have declined for 6 weeks, millions vaccinated in the US and UK  - Corporate earnings strongly surprise on the upside and governments continue spending 

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Economic Update - 08/02/2021

Economic Update February 2021

Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe. A new dawn for the American economy - January 6 riots in Washington DC highlight the magnitude of the political divide in the US - Problems with vaccine roll-outs, shortages of supply and slower than forecast inoculation rates - China’s economy undoubtedly strong, rest of the world coming good but slower than expected

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Economic Update - 15/01/2021

Economic Update January 2021

Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe. Recovery continues but short-term uncertainty taints 2021 prospects COVID-19 vaccines rolling out but slower than anticipated – a more contagious strain emerges China trade dispute with Australia showing no signs of easing  Brexit deal clinched finally and on terms favourable to the UK

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Economic Update - 03/12/2020

Economic Update - December 2020

Will COVID-19 vaccines and treatments deliver? - Peer-reviewed clinical trial data for COVID-19 vaccines not yet published - Lots of very strong growth data around the world for quarter three as it anticipates a rebound - Similarly, Australian labour force data are strong pointing to a positive start to 2021

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Economic Update - 01/11/2020

Economic Update - November 2020

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Blog - 07/10/2020

Federal Budget Summary 2020

In this special report, our Head of Professional Standards & Technical Services, Craig Meldrum, looks at the key takeouts from the federal budget and what it means for individuals and businesses. It will include a summary of the tax, superannuation and social security changes that may impact wealth creation and retirement funding strategies for Infocus’ advisers and clients.

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Economic Update - 01/10/2020

Economic Update - October 2020

Labour markets seemingly improve - Australian unemployment rate fell to 6.8%, still high but better than expected due in part to JobKeeper - RBA and government are expected to provide more economic stimulus  - US presidential election may cause elevated volatility in financial markets

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Economic Update - 09/09/2020

September Economic Update

Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe. New highs on Wall Street: - Earnings season in US beats expectations, noting that expectations were lower due to COVID-19  - The US market buoyed by large Tech companies still leading the charge  - Australian jobs data show some strength but not out of the woods yet

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Economic Update - 04/08/2020

Economic Update - August 2020

- The ASX 200 and S&P 500 both posted four months of positive returns - COVID vaccines are under development and undergoing trials in many countries, expectations are that they may be available in early 2021 - China economic data are getting back to pre-COVID levels

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Economic Update - 06/07/2020

Economic Update - July 2020

Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe.  The recovery is happening sooner than we expected! - End of quarter market volatility might have blurred the underlying strength of markets - There are strong signs that many investors were too pessimistic a few months ago - The US Federal Reserve continues to support markets

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Economic Update - 04/06/2020

Economic Update - June 2020

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Economic Update - 05/05/2020

Economic Update - May 2020

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Blog - 15/04/2020

Receipt of funds and issue of Convertible Notes

On 11 March 2020 Infocus Wealth Management Limited announced a proposed capital raising of $300,000 through the issue of convertible notes each with a face value of $1.00 (Convertible Notes). The Offer was circulated to existing shareholders, noteholders and sophisticated investors known to directors and management.

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Economic Update - 01/04/2020

Economic Update - April 2020

The new economy - COVID-19 causes markets to tumble - Governments act swiftly with relief packages - Central banks co-ordinate significant monetary policy stimulus

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Blog - 26/03/2020

Government Stimulus Round 2: What this means for you

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Blog - 26/03/2020

Supporting you through uncertainty

We know that many of you are being faced with extreme uncertainty and an overwhelm of information and possible scenarios. Please know that we are here for you in your time of need and that it's more important than ever to reach out to our team as your own circumstances change.

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Economic Update - 02/03/2020

Economic Update - March 2020

Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe.  Coronavirus and US elections disturb markets - The coronavirus dominates news and economic outlook. Currently causing disruption to communities, economies and markets. - The Democratic Party primaries have yet not yet identified a clear contender to run against President Trump in the US Presidential election in November. - US economic data indicates the economy remains healthy, caveat being the coronavirus.

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Economic Update - 06/02/2020

Economic Update February 2020

Within this month’s update, we share with you a snapshot of economic occurrences both nationally and from around the globe.  Good start to year for markets. - US trade deals signed - Stronger China data - Better than expected Australian data.