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Drew Meredith

Drew Meredith

Drew is contributor to The Inside Investor and The Inside Adviser. General Advice Disclosure: Where Drew's comments constitute advice, it is general advice only (AFSL383169). They have not considered the readers personal or individual circumstances. Readers should seek professional advice before acting on any comments.

Can Trump pull a Bradbury?

Before last week’s positive COVID-19 test, there was little doubt President Trump was on the comeback trail. Amid signs of an economic recovery, positivity around hopes for a vaccine, and progress on another fiscal stimulus package, all was looking up

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Market update; Trump positive COVID-19

Trump’s positive COVID-19 test sparks volatility, ASX falls 1.4% Volatility is on the rise, the ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) falling 1.2% at the open before gradually recovering. The index then capitulated on the news of President Trump’s positive COVID-19 test as

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Market update; fiscal stimulus in focus

October starts on the front foot, fiscal stimulus in focus, property improving October started better than September finished, the ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) finishing 1.0% higher as Prime Minister Scott Morrison began announcing his fiscal stimulus package and US Congress appeared to

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Market update; ASX 200 falls 2.3%

ASX 200 falls 2.3%, oil price tanking on second wave concerns, utilities profits hit, US posts a positive finish The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) finished Wednesday 2.3% lower taking the loss to 4.0% for the month; the first negative result since March and down

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Market update; ASX finishes flat

ASX finishes flat, BOQ loan impairments increase, weak overseas lead market to open lower The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) ultimately finished flat, after trading as much as 0.8% higher during the session. Industrials and tech companies offered support, adding 0.7% and 2.4%

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Market update; ASX opens weaker

ASX opens weaker, travel rallies on Tasman bubble, strong open ahead The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) finished 0.2% lower to open the week, increasing the likelihood of the first negative month since March. The real estate of A-REIT sector was among

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Tech vs. valuation

With the end of the month comes another round of investment manager portfolio updates. This week we move our attention to tech company valuations, with the Nasdaq 100 down close to 7% in the last month. The August updates from

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ASX update; ASX 200 higher

Loosening the reins, ASX 200 higher, banks rally, US recovers on stimulus hopes The ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) staged a stunning recover, finishing the day 1.5% higher leading to a 1.7% improvement for the week. The financial sector, up 3.7%, contributed over

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If you can’t beat them, buy them

While the active versus passive debate rolls on, and on, across the investment world, some active managers have gone to the ‘dark side’, at least partially, by adding more quantitative inputs for new strategies, such as thematic investing. The concept

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ASX update; Westpac (ASX:WBC) whacked

Volatility settles in, ASX falls, Westpac (ASX:WBC) whacked, positive start ahead The market looks to be ending the week on a negative note, the ASX 200 (ASX:XJO) falling 0.8% on Thursday, following a weak global lead. This was well above the

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Tech vs. valuation

With the end of the month comes another round of investment manager portfolio updates. This week we move

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