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How to earn $1,000 a month for doing nothing; Covid-19 second wave shakes markets

Tony Yoo
·1-min read
A man wearing a mask walking past a Centrelink queue on the left, a man standing in front of his van in the centre, and three Jetstar planes on the right.
It's all happening this morning in finance. (Images: Getty, supplied)

Good morning – here’s what you need to know.

Markets: Wall St never really got going overnight as a Covid-19 resurgence in both China and US made investors nervous about a return to economic restrictions. The markets ebbed and flowed until S&P500 and the NASDAQ closed slightly higher while the Dow finished lower.

Australian markets are thus expected to open flat Friday morning, with the SPI200 futures 0.08 per cent lower at 7:05am AEST Friday.

The Australian dollar was buying 68.52 US cents 7:05am AEST, down on Thursday's closing price of 68.72 US cents.

And just how bad could a second wave of coronavirus be for markets? We asked several experts to look into their crystal ball.

One Melbourne man is earning $1,000 a month without lifting a finger. Here's how he's using his work assets to nab extra income completely passively – and contribute towards a more sustainable environment.

Do you receive JobKeeper? You need to read this advice before heading into tax season.

Jetstar and Qantas want to cram Australians back onto planes. They figure the way to make people forget about the coronavirus is to release 10,000 seats that cost just $19. Are they right? Here's the full list of the cheap seats.

Sydneysiders love talking about real estate. Latest research suggests they think property prices will keep falling, but the removal of stamp duty could reverse that trend.

Do you have a self-managed superannuation fund? Here are six tips for your tax return.

Have a great day, everyone.

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