Market Update – November 2017

Welcome to our November market update. Click here to access our monthly market update for October, with commentary on current market events below. The Australian stock market looks set to finish 2017 on a positive note, with the S&P/ASX Accumulation Index gaining 1.64% in November, albeit underperforming global stocks. In a continuation of October’s trends, the leading sectors were again Information …

WA Financial Planner Takes Top Honour

Jason Featherby, Director of Knight Financial Advisors, has been recognised as one of the top 50 most influential financial advisers by Financial Standard. The list, which curates financial advisers who have made an enormous impact in their community, was released earlier this month. To be considered, a financial adviser must have a focus on community building, honing their skills by …

Market Update – October 2017

Welcome to our October market update. Click here to access our monthly market update for October, with commentary on current market events below. Bucking the five-month trend of negative or flat growth the ASX 200 posted a strong October, returning 4.0% led by Information Technology (8.8%) and Energy (6.5%) sectors. Australian small companies also had a good month posting a 6.0% …

Market Update – September 2017

Welcome to our September market update. Click here to access our monthly market update for September, with commentary on current market events below. The Australian market entered its fifth month of negative or flat growth in September, with the ASX 200 returning -0.02% as commodity sectors pulled back. Led by aged care providers, Healthcare had the best month (+2.32%) with CSL (+4.94%) …

Market Update – August 2017

Welcome to our August market update. Click here to access our monthly market update for August, with commentary on current market events below. Throughout the month the Australian market absorbed a hugely volatile reporting season, and ended up trading remarkably flat. All up, the ASX 200 finished 0.71% in the green but with significant sector return variation. 2018 earnings growth was slashed in …

Market Update – July 2017

Welcome to our July market update. Click here to access our monthly market update for July, with commentary on current market events below. The Australian market had another flat month in July, falling 0.01%, with gains from Materials (+3.57%) and Financials (+1.25%) bucking the trend. There was little in the way of domestic news too as the market awaits the August reporting …

Market Update – June 2017

Welcome to our June market update. Click here to access our monthly market update for June, with commentary on current market events below. The financial year drew to a fairly benign close, with Aussie shares flat for the month of June and global shares up slightly. The ASX did however have one of its best financial years since the GFC, …

Market Update – May 2017

Welcome to our May market update. Click here to access our monthly market update for May, with commentary on current market events below. Since our last update, there has been a plethora of economic and political news. We have seen the UK election, which was a disastrous result for Theresa May’s Conservatives party, losing her majority (and credibility). This now …

Market & Federal Budget Update – April 2017

Welcome to our April market update. Click here to access our monthly market update for April, with commentary on current market events below. By many accounts, 2016 was the year of the unexpected. So far, 2017 has been more predictable: Macron has won the French election, the iron ore price has retraced and equity market volatility is at its lowest …

Market Update – March 2017

Welcome to our March Market Update. Click here to access our monthly market update for March, with commentary on current market events below. After a mixed month, investment markets finished broadly higher in March with Australian shares up 3.3%. Of these, the best performing sectors were Healthcare and Consumer Staples, both delivering 5.6%, while Telecoms continued their poor performance only …