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Weekly Market Update – 6th December 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past weekShare markets were mixed over the last week with initial falls on trade war fears and mixed economic data, but then a rebound on more positive US/China trade talk news and good US economic data. US and Eurozone shares were helped by stronger than expected US jobs data which left US shares up 0.2% for the week and reduced the decline in Eurozone shares to just 0.2%. Japanese shares gained 0.3% partly [...]

2019-12-10T01:01:23+00:00December 6th, 2019|Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 22 November 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets fell over the last week as uncertainty about whether the US and China will agree a Phase One trade deal ramped up amidst a range of conflicting reports. This comes at a time when markets are vulnerable to a consolidation or correction after strong gains since early October have left investor sentiment at elevated levels. Despite a small rally on Friday as President Trump said a deal was "very [...]

2019-11-26T05:51:49+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 15th November 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past weekThe past week initially saw some cautiousness creep back into share markets with uncertainty about a US/China trade deal, but this gave way to renewed optimism by the end of the week as US officials signalled that a deal may be close. This saw US shares rise 0.9% for the week to a new high and Eurozone shares gain 0.3%. However, Japanese shares fell 0.4% and Chinese shares fell 2.4%. Australian shares rose [...]

2019-11-20T23:47:45+00:00November 15th, 2019|Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 8th November 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week saw most share markets push higher on the back of positive news regarding US/China trade talks, benign economic data and some optimism that global growth will pick up. US shares rose 0.8% to a new record high, Eurozone shares gained 1.9%, Japanese shares rose 2.4%, Chinese shares rose 0.5% and Australian shares gained 0.8%. Bond yields rose sharply on more positive expectations for global growth. Oil and [...]

2019-11-13T05:16:40+00:00November 8th, 2019|Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 29th November 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets rose over the last week helped by optimism regarding a US/China trade deal and mostly okay economic data with US shares reaching a new record high. Australian shares also broke out to a new record high helped by the positive global lead with strong gains in telcos, health, energy and IT stocks offsetting more constrained increases in financials with the issues around Westpac still impacting. Bond yields were little [...]

2019-12-05T22:27:41+00:00November 2nd, 2019|Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 1st November 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week saw US shares push to new record highs helped by good earnings results and Fed easing, but other share markets were soft not helped by mixed news on US/China trade talks and still soft global economic data. Increasing talk that the RBA may be done cutting saw the Australian share market fall led lower by financials, consumer and energy shares. Bond yields generally fell as did commodity prices [...]

2019-11-05T22:54:45+00:00November 1st, 2019|Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 25th October 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week saw major share markets push higher helped by generally good US earnings reports, benign geopolitical news and optimism that global recession will be avoided. US and Eurozone shares rose 1.2%. Japanese shares gained 1.4%, Chinese shares rose 0.7% and Australian shares gained 1.4%. US shares are now just 0.1% below their July record high and Australian shares are just 1.5% below their July record high. Australian shares benefitted [...]

2019-10-28T23:09:53+00:00October 25th, 2019|Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 18th October 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week saw most major share markets continue to push higher helped by the lessening in geopolitical risks around trade and Brexit and a solid start to US September quarter earnings reports. US shares rose 0.5%, Eurozone shares gained 0.3% and Japanese shares rose 3.2%. Chinese shares fell 1.1% partly on the back of soft economic data. Australian shares also rose by 0.7% with solid gains in energy, health, consumer [...]

2019-10-23T04:00:34+00:00October 18th, 2019|Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 11th October 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week It's been a good news week on the geopolitical front with the outlines of a mini-trade deal between the US and China and signs of progress on Brexit. Share markets were whipsawed through the early part of the week on conflicting reports regarding prospects for the latest US/China trade talks but then rallied sharply as a deal came into view. This saw US shares rise 0.6% for the week, Eurozone shares [...]

2019-10-17T00:05:35+00:00October 11th, 2019|Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 8th October 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets fell again over the last week on the back of increasing concerns about US and global growth after another fall in the US manufacturing conditions ISM index. Although a good US jobs report provided a reprieve on Friday, US shares still fell 0.3% over the last week and Eurozone shares lost 2.5%. For the week Japanese shares lost 2.1% and the Chinese share market fell 1% albeit [...]

2019-10-17T00:05:42+00:00October 8th, 2019|Weekly Market Update|