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Market Movements and Review – May 2022

Please find the link below to the latest economic and market update.

Market movements & review video – May 2022 (eread.com.au)

Our May update video also takes you through key economic indicators so you can understand how the Australian economy is faring as we recover from the COVID-19 induced slowdown due to the omicron variant (and the continued lockdowns in China, which affect us through higher inflation) and the continued re-opening of our economy, the war in Ukraine that began in late February and the sharp increase in inflation that has come through (not only in petrol prices but across the board). Important to note that while inflation in Australia has gone up, its significantly lower than in most of the rest of the world.

May2022 Snapshot

It’s May and while the weather is cooling, the economic and political landscape is heating up. All eyes are on interest rates as the federal election campaign shifts into top gear ahead of the May 21 polling day.  

In uncertain times like these, when investment markets are volatile, it’s tempting to switch to cash or bury your head in the sand. If history is any guide, neither approach will end well. In this snapshot we look at the investment outlook for shares, the likely winners and losers in the current environment and the rewards for staying the course.

You can read our May snapshot here à The road ahead for shares (eread.com.au)

Market Movements and Review – April 2022

Please find the link below to the latest economic and market update.

Market movements & review video – April 2022 (eread.com.au)

Our April update video also takes you through key economic indicators so you can understand how the Australian economy is faring as we recover from the COVID-19 induced slowdown due to the omicron variant and the continued re-opening of our economy and the war in Ukraine that began in late February.

2022-23 Federal Budget Analysis

Billed as a Budget for families with a focus on relieving short-term cost of living pressures, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s fourth Budget also has one eye firmly on the federal election in May.

At the same time, the government is relying on rising commodity prices and a forecast lift in wages as unemployment heads towards a 50-year low to underpin Australia’s post-pandemic recovery.

Please click on the link below to read our analysis of the Federal Budget.

Federal Budget 2022-23 Analysis (eread.com.au)

Economic Update – February 2022

Please find the link below to the latest economic and market update.

Market movements & review video – February 2022 (eread.com.au)

Our February update video also takes you through key economic indicators so you can understand how the Australian economy is faring as we recover from the COVID-19 induced slowdown due to the omicron variant and the continued re-opening of our economy.

Economic Update – November 2021

Please find the link below to the latest economic and market update.

Market movements & review video – November 2021 (eread.com.au)

Our November update video also takes you through key economic indicators so you can understand how the Australian economy is faring as we recover from the COVID-19 induced recession of 2020 as well as the continued opening of the economies of NSW and Victoria.

Economic Update – August 2021

Please find the link below to the latest economic and market update.

Market movements & review video – August 2021 (eread.com.au)

Our August update video also takes you through key economic indicators so you can understand how the Australian economy is faring as we recover from the COVID-19 induced recession of 2020, as well as the latest lockdowns across the Eastern Seaboard.

2021-2022 Federal Budget Analysis

In his third and possibly last Budget before the next federal election, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is counting on a new wave of spending to ensure Australia’s economic recovery maintains its momentum.

As expected, the focus is on jobs and major new spending on support for aged care, women and first-home buyers with some superannuation sweeteners for good measure.

With the emphasis on spending, balancing the Budget has been put on the backburner until employment and wages pick up.

You can read our analysis here:  Federal Budget 2021-22 Analysis (eread.com.au)

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us.