Weekly Market Update – 28th June 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global shares slipped over the last week on the back of uncertainty ahead of the Trump/Xi meeting at the G20 and fears that the Fed may not be dovish enough in the face of soft data. Bond yields were flat to down reflecting global uncertainties, expectations for monetary easing and safe haven demand. Oil prices rose on continuing US/Iran tensions and gold and copper prices rose helped by a falling $US but the [...]

2019-07-04T01:38:46+09:30June 28th, 2019|FinSec Post, Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 21st June 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets pushed higher over the last week as the US Federal Reserve (the Fed) and the European Central Bank (ECB) strongly hinted at monetary easing ahead and as it was confirmed that Presidents Trump and Xi will meet on the sidelines of the 28-29 June G20 meeting in Japan. US shares rose 2.2%, Eurozone shares rose 2.1%, Japanese shares gained 0.7%, Chinese shares rose 4.9% and the Australian share market gained 1.5%. [...]

2019-07-04T01:41:18+09:30June 21st, 2019|FinSec Post, Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 7th June 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets, except for China's, rose over the last week on increasing prospects for Fed rate cuts in response to the negative impact of trade wars. The Australian share market also saw a modest boost from the RBA cutting rates. The prospect of more rate cuts and easier monetary policy left bond yields flat to down. Commodity prices were mixed with oil and iron ore down but copper and gold up. The $A [...]

2019-06-13T04:29:28+09:30June 13th, 2019|FinSec Post, Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 31st May 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets fell again over the last week on the back of worries about global growth in the face of the escalating US/China trade war, made worse by President Trump's decision to put a 5% tariff from June 10 on imports from Mexico rising to 25% by October unless it stops illegal immigration. US shares lost 2.6% for the week, Eurozone shares fell 2% and Japanese shares lost 2.4%. Chinese shares managed [...]

2019-06-04T23:51:24+09:30June 4th, 2019|FinSec Post, Market Update|