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Weekly Market Update – 31st July 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets were mixed over the last week with Chinese shares up solidly and US shares rising slightly on the back of good earnings results, particularly for tech stocks, but Eurozone, Japanese and Australian shares fell on uncertainty regarding the economic outlook. Australian shares were dragged lower by sharp falls in energy, financial, health, property and utility stocks. Bond yields generally fell again. Oil prices fell but metals and iron ore [...]

2020-08-03T13:51:20+09:30July 31st, 2020|Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 24th July 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets started the past week off strongly with US shares breaking out to new recovery highs, but gains were partly reversed later in the week on worries about the economic recovery in the face of rising coronavirus cases and increasing US/China tensions albeit this still left US, Eurozone, Japanese and Chinese shares up. Despite strength early in the week, Australian shares fell on the back of worries about the [...]

2020-08-03T13:51:28+09:30July 24th, 2020|Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 17th July 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week US, European and Japanese share markets rose over the past week as positive news on vaccines and mostly good economic data offset a continuing rise in new US coronavirus cases. Australian shares benefitted from the positive US lead with strong gains in materials, utilities, retail and financial shares helping to offset concerns about the continuing surge in cases in Victoria. Chinese shares fell though after a very strong gain so far [...]

2020-07-29T09:25:40+09:30July 17th, 2020|Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 10th July 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets were mixed over the last week as investors were torn between rising coronavirus cases and US/China tensions on the one hand but indicators of recovery and policy stimulus on the other. US shares rose but gave up some of their initial gains, Eurozone shares fell, Japanese shares rose and Chinese shares surged by 9% or so. Australian shares fell on the back of fears about the economic impact of [...]

2020-07-21T08:25:24+09:30July 10th, 2020|Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 3rd July 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Despite ongoing concerns about coronavirus most major share markets saw solid gains over the last week helped by good economic data, positive vaccine news and policy stimulus. Japanese shares fell 0.9%, but US shares rose 4% in a holiday shortened week, Eurozone shares rose 2.8% and Chinese shares surged 6.8% taking them above their pre-coronavirus highs. The strong global lead also helped the Australian share market overcome concerns about rising coronavirus [...]

2020-07-13T23:08:20+09:30July 3rd, 2020|Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 26th June 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Most major share markets fell over the last week as concerns about "second waves" of coronavirus cases, uncertainty about the growth outlook and geopolitical risks continue to rattle investors. The weak global lead and concerns about rising cases in Victoria also contributed to a fall in Australian shares with sharp falls in energy, industrial, IT and property shares. Bond yields were little changed although they fell in Europe. Oil prices fell, [...]

2020-07-07T23:48:19+09:30June 26th, 2020|Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 19th June 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets rose over the last week as ongoing signs of economic recovery and stimulus measures helped offset concerns about a "second wave" of coronavirus cases. US shares gained 1.9%, Eurozone shares rose 3.1%, Japanese shares rose 0.8% and Chinese shares rose 2.4%. Australian shares also gained 1.6% helped by the positive global lead with strong gains in IT, energy, telco and consumer discretionary stocks. The rally came after a 6% [...]

2020-06-30T01:15:59+09:30June 19th, 2020|Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 12 June 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets fell sharply over the last week on concerns about a second wave of cases in many US states and the pace of economic recovery after cautious Fed comments. This came after a huge rally since the March lows - with US shares rising 44% and Australian shares rising 35% - left shares overbought and due for a pause or pullback. Reflecting the weak global lead Australian shares fell sharply [...]

2020-06-24T02:07:14+09:30June 12th, 2020|Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 5th June 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets continued to power up over the last week as developed countries saw further reopening along with more green shoots of recovery and some countries unveiled more stimulus measures, all of which swamped concerns about protests in the US and ongoing tensions between the US and China. Reflecting the strong global lead, the Australian share market rose to its highest level since early March with very strong gains in banks, [...]

2020-06-15T04:41:40+09:30June 5th, 2020|Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 29th May 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets continued to rally strongly over the past week as economic reopening in developed countries and stimulus measures continued but worries about an escalation in US/China tensions saw gains reduced late in the week. Despite taking a bit of a hit on Friday from worries about US/China tensions, the Australian share market made it to a new recovery high with particularly strong gains in banks, property, telco, energy and consumer [...]

2020-06-09T01:07:43+09:30May 29th, 2020|Market Update|