Weekly market update – week ending 5 April, 2019

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets pushed higher over the last week helped by more “green shoots” pointing to improving global growth this year, including Chinese business conditions PMIs & the US ISM index and a stabilisation in Eurozone composite PMIs, and more indications that the US and China are […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 29 March, 2019

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets were mixed over the last week as global growth worries continue to impact. US and Eurozone shares rose a bit, but Japanese and Chinese shares fell in lagged response to the previous week’s falls in the US and Europe. Australian shares were little changed. […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 22 March, 2019

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week While Eurozone shares fell slightly, other major share markets rose over the last week helped by Fed dovishness. From their December low US shares are now up 21%, global shares are up 18% and Australian shares are up 14%. The underperformance of Australian shares in the […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 15 March, 2019

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets rose over the last week helped by benign economic data. Australian shares slipped though with consumer and financial shares down on worries about the economy. Bond yields were flat to up globally but fell in Australia with the 10-year bond yield falling back […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 8 March 8, 2019

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week US, Eurozone, Japanese and Chinese shares fell over the last week on worries about global growth, but Australian shares pushed slightly higher on increasing expectations for rate cuts offsetting, for now, the negative impact of slowing growth. Bond yields fell as the ECB announced more monetary […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 1 March, 2019

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week While US shares fell slightly over the last week with geopolitical noise not helping other major share markets including Australian shares continued to rise, arguably playing catch up to the rally in US shares. The Australian share market was led higher by health, IT, banks and […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 22 February, 2019

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week While US shares were little changed over the last week other major markets saw solid gains helped by good news on trade. This included Australian shares which got a further lift from reasonable earnings results, more talk of rate cuts and upgrades to earnings growth expectations […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 15 February, 2019

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets rose over the last week helped by optimism on US/China trade talks, progress towards averting a renewed partial government shutdown in the US along with okay earnings results. Australian shares were little changed having outperformed sharply in the previous. Bond yields were little […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 8 February, 2019

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global shares were flat to down over the past week not helped by weak economic data and trade uncertainty. Australian shares saw a strong rise though as the banks saw a Royal Commission relief rally, the prospect of RBA rate cuts provided a boost to retailers, […]

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Weekly market update – week ending 25 January, 2019

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets pulled back a bit over the last week on the back of trade and growth worries, but the Australian share market managed a small rise led by consumer stocks and yield sensitive utilities and real estate shares. Bond yields fell, helped by a […]

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