The release of Australian-listed company earnings gave local investors something other than virus-related news to focus on.
Earnings rose ~15% in the June quarter compared to the first three months of the year. This was ahead of consensus expectations, but overall the results were underwhelming as anticipated.
Bond yields drifted higher in most major regions, including Australia, amid signs of increasing supply.
As the holiday season winds up, it’s easy to be distracted from your financial goals. But this is actually the perfect time to put a few simple plans in place for a positive start to the new year.
The US election had earlier dominated attention. Donald Trump’s reluctance to concede diverted attention from possible policy changes under
the new Biden administration, but this will likely become an increasing focus for investors in the months ahead.