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Weekly Market Update – 15th January 2021

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets were mixed over the last week with Japanese shares up strongly, but US and European shares down slightly partly on profit taking after a run of strong gains along with concern about rising bond yields and Chinese shares also down. Consistent with the soft US lead Australian shares also fell slightly with gains in energy, financial and IT stocks being more than offset by falls in consumer staple, [...]

2021-01-19T08:52:28+10:30January 15th, 2021|Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 8th January 2021

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets rose strongly over the last week as prospects for even more stimulus in the US after the Georgia Senate elections offset concerns about surging coronavirus cases. US shares rose 1.8%, Eurozone shares gained 2.8%, Japanese shares rose 2.5% and Chinese rose 5.5%. Reflecting the positive global lead Australian shares rose 2.6% to a 10-month high, with stocks leveraged to recovery in the energy, material, financials and consumer sectors [...]

2021-01-19T08:45:11+10:30January 8th, 2021|Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 18th December 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets pushed higher again over the last week as the roll out of vaccines and US stimulus optimism offset uncertainties about the near-term impact from lockdowns. While the latest coronavirus outbreak in Sydney weighed on Australian shares on Friday, the local share market still rose for a seventh week in a row helped by the positive global lead and stronger than expected local economic data. IT, retail and telco [...]

2020-12-23T09:40:49+10:30December 18th, 2020|Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 11th December 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets had a slight pull back over the last week with the absence of a new stimulus deal and still rising new coronavirus cases in the US weighing. Despite this, Australian shares rose for the sixth week in a row, albeit it was only a small gain, with a surge in the iron ore price and higher oil prices pushing up resource stocks along with good gains in IT [...]

2020-12-16T12:10:06+10:30December 11th, 2020|Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 4th December 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets mostly pushed higher again over the last week helped by reasonably good economic data, renewed stimulus talk in the US and ongoing vaccine optimism. Eurozone shares slipped a bit, but other major markets rose with US shares reaching a new record high. Reflecting the strong global lead, stronger than expected Australian economic data and a surging iron ore price the Australian share market rose again for the fifth [...]

2020-12-09T11:28:10+10:30December 4th, 2020|Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 27th November 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets pushed higher again over the last week as positive vaccine news helped offset fears about the short-term economic impact of lockdowns in the US and Europe. US shares made it to a new record high as President elect Biden's nomination of Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary was seen as positive. Reflecting the positive global lead Australian shares had a solid weak even pushing back to their starting point [...]

2020-12-02T11:11:39+10:30November 27th, 2020|Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 20th November 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week While the US S&P 500 fell slightly over the last week on the back of rising new coronavirus cases and tightening restrictions in the US, other major global share markets rose helped by good vaccine news. Australian shares continued to recover with hopes that quick action will limit a covid outbreak in South Australia and as economic data continued to surprise on the upside with gains being led by financials, energy, [...]

2020-11-25T11:09:46+10:30November 20th, 2020|Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 13th November 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets rose further over the last week helped by positive news regarding a vaccine for coronavirus but gains were reduced later in the week by rising US coronavirus cases and the threat this posed to the economy with no progress on more fiscal stimulus. Australia shares rose sharply again helped by the positive global lead, a surge in energy stocks on the back of higher oil prices, corporate restructuring [...]

2020-11-18T10:47:58+10:30November 13th, 2020|Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 6th November 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets rebounded over the last week as a resolution of the US election came into sight offering more fiscal stimulus, less trade wars and likely avoiding US tax hikes. While the rebound in shares may be surprising given that the election is not fully resolved yet, US shares typically rally after close elections as we move into the stronger seasonal months for share market performance of November, December [...]

2020-11-09T11:07:10+10:30November 6th, 2020|Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 30th October 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets mostly fell again over the past week on the back of rising new coronavirus cases in Europe and the US, new lockdowns in Europe, signs of a tightening election in the US raising the prospect of a contested election and the absence of any progress towards a pre-election fiscal stimulus in the US. Reflecting the week global lead Australian shares also fell led by declines in cyclical sectors [...]

2020-11-03T08:32:23+10:30October 30th, 2020|Market Update|
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