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Drew Meredith

Publishing Editor

Drew is publisher of the Inside Network’s mastheads and a principal adviser at Wattle Partners.

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Financial Planner’s morning report – Wednesday

Despite a strong overseas lead, the ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) paused on Tuesday, pushed marginally lower by the reinstatement of Stage 3 restrictions in Melbourne. A strong lead from the mining sector, particularly gold with St Barbara Mining Ltd (ASX:SBM) adding 10.3% and BHP Group Ltd (ASX:BHP) up 1.3%, wasn’t enough to overcome an afternoon collapse in the property and travel sectors.

Drew Meredith | 8th Jul 2020 | More
Financial Planner’s morning report – Tuesday

The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) closed above 6,000 points for the third straight day, despite falling 0.7% for the session. Technology was the only positive sector with the major miners the biggest detractors, BHP Group Ltd (ASX:BHP) and Rio Tinto Ltd (ASX:RIO) down 1.7% and 1.0% respectively, amid signs of a rebound in Brazilian exports reported by Vale S.A (BVMF:VALE3).

Drew Meredith | 7th Jul 2020 | More
6 Pearls of Wisdom From June

What a month, with markets rallying again, capping off the strongest quarter for the ASX in more than 20 years. The technology-focused Nasdaq reached all-time highs and the S&P 500 had its best quarter since 1938. The month continued the ‘changing of the guard’ trend, with the old-fashioned, capital intensive sectors, such as property, energy…

Drew Meredith | 6th Jul 2020 | More
Economic Update: What happened and what’s next for the economy

The quarter saw an onslaught of record-breaking economic data, as Australia officially entered its first recession in nearly 30 years. The economy contracted a comparatively strong 0.3% in the March quarter and is expected to fall as much as 8-10% in June as the worst of the economic shutdowns hit. It’s clear that Australia’s world leading fiscal stimulus is very much needed to support a recovery.

Drew Meredith | 6th Jul 2020 | More
Financial Planner’s morning report – Monday

It was another strong finish for the ASX 200 on Friday, adding 0.4% and finishing the week up 2.6% on the back of rally in both the healthcare and communications sectors. CSL Ltd (ASX:CSL), up 2.7%, and Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX:TLS), 4.0%, were the standouts. The market continues to improve despite the worsening COVID-19 case numbers in Victoria and the US which seem likely to result in a second round of shutdown measures.

Drew Meredith | 6th Jul 2020 | More
  • Financial Planner’s morning report – Friday

    The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) followed a strong global lead pushing 1.7% higher, with all sectors benefiting. The most stunning performance has come from Afterpay Ltd (ASX:APT) which after hitting another all-time high has become the 19th most valuable company at $18 billion; this despite losing $32 million last year.

    Drew Meredith | 3rd Jul 2020 | More
    Financial Planner’s morning report – Thursday

    Most global markets started the financial year on a positive note, with the ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) adding 0.6% despite reports that just 30% of jobs lost during the COVID-19 crisis have been replaced.

    Drew Meredith | 2nd Jul 2020 | More
    Financial Planner’s morning report – Wednesday

    Sharemarkets around the world continued to rally overnight, with the S&P 500 up 1.5% marking the strongest quarter since 1998. The Eurostoxx 50 was comparatively weaker adding just 0.06% whilst the Nasdaq rallied another 1.9% as investors ignored the existential threat to Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB).

    Drew Meredith | 1st Jul 2020 | More
    Financial Planner’s morning report – Tuesday

    The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) followed a negative lead from Wall Street, falling 1.5%, albeit on lower volumes amid the beginning of school holidays. The market traded as low as 2.2% throughout the day, with chronic underperformers in the property sector like Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (ASX:URW) seeing significant tax loss selling as 30 June nears.

    Drew Meredith | 30th Jun 2020 | More
    Six reasons Telstra will lead markets post COVID-19

    As a change of pace, I’ve taken a look at the outlook for Telstra both during and post COVID-19. The share price fell from a high of around $4.0 in February to around $3.04 in mid-March and still sits around $3.15 today. That’s a 20% fall despite the company being significantly sheltered from the events…

    Drew Meredith | 29th Jun 2020 | More
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