Episode 114: Have The Markets Reacted To a COVID-19 Normal World?

This week’s edition of the investor exchange podcast kicks off with a discussion on the COVID-19 situation in Victoria. It’s been 20 days since Victoria recorded its last case and is on track towards a COVID normal Christmas. Following that, Louis talks about the benefits of holiday for your mental health which in turn impacts our performance in work and in life. Brett takes us through the changes in stamp duty that will soon be in place home buyers soon and breaks down what the costs and benefits will be. Finally, Joel provides a share market update and highlighting the current situation in the United States.

This Week’s Investor Exchange Round Table Covered:

  • How To Plan For Your Upcoming Holidays: The people who have managed to retain their jobs over the course of the pandemic have some extra money at their disposal given their reduced expenses due to the lockdown. He talks about how people are looking forward to getting out of their homes for a vacation and how the government is promoting tourism as well, not just to kickstart the economy but to help improve people’s mental health as well.
  • Stamp Duty Changes: The New South Wales government recently announced a plan to abolish stamp duty. Given that a significant part of the tax revenue comes from stamp duty, one has to wonder what its implications might be for consumers’ perspective.
  • Macroeconomic Updates: In our last segment, Joel provides macroeconomic updates and the underlying supply and demand fundamentals supporting the U.S stock market. He also addresses the world’s recovery from the effects of the COVID pandemic.

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