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Weekly Market Update -13th September 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week The good news continued over the last week with the US and China 'trading goodwill gestures' on the trade war front, signs of a de-escalation of tensions with Iran and the ECB announcing a broad-based monetary easing. This saw share markets have another week of solid gains - with US and global shares coming close to the record highs seen in July. The Australian share market benefitted from the positive global [...]

2019-09-16T05:26:13+00:00September 13th, 2019|Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 6th September 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Good news week! It certainly seemed that way for financial markets with a lot of relatively small positives the US and China indicating that face to face trade war talks will start again next month, Hong Kong withdrawing the extradition bill, the UK parliament standing up to block a "no-deal Brexit" and confirmation that Italy has a new government without another election - all serving to drive "risk on". This saw [...]

2019-09-12T04:21:34+00:00September 6th, 2019|Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 30th August 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week saw share markets boosted by renewed hopes for US-China trade talks helped by a conciliatory approach from China. This saw US and Eurozone shares gain 2.8%, Japanese shares end flat after earlier falls and Chinese shares trim losses to -0.6%. Australian shares fell sharply early in the week but ended the week up 1.2% as renewed optimism on US-China trade talks boosted material and industrial stocks and good [...]

2019-09-05T00:57:03+00:00August 30th, 2019|Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 23rd August 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week saw global share markets recover some of their recent losses helped by hope for more trade talks, a temporary Huawei reprieve, good earnings reports from US retailers and more talk of fiscal stimulus in Germany and the US. The positive global lead helped boost the Australian share market for the week led by IT and energy shares and with health, real estate and retailing stocks given a good [...]

2019-08-30T00:08:12+00:00August 23rd, 2019|Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 16th August 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week saw share markets remain under pressure as the trade war rolled and Chinese and German economic data was weak leading to an intensification of global growth fears particularly after declining US bond yields saw a further inversion in the US yield curve. While Chinese shares rose on stimulus hopes US, European and Japanese shares fell, leaving global shares down around 6% from their July high. Reflecting global growth [...]

2019-08-21T02:26:56+00:00August 16th, 2019|Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 9th August 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week saw a roller coaster ride in share markets with sharp falls after China responded to US President Trump's latest tariffs by letting the Renminbi fall in value and ordering state-owned enterprises to halt agricultural imports from the US and the US responded by labelling China a currency manipulator, followed by a rebound as China limited downside in the Renminbi and more central banks eased only to see softness [...]

2019-08-15T02:45:34+00:00August 9th, 2019|Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 2nd August 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week It was back to "risk off" over the last week as the resumption of the US/China trade war, a less dovish than expected Fed and mixed economic data pushed global share markets down. The Australian ASX 200 followed the All Ords index to a new record high early in the week but the local market succumbed to global share market falls later in the week. Australia is not directly affected by [...]

2019-08-07T04:47:19+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 26th July 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past weekShare markets rose over the last week helped along by positive news on trade, a deal to resolve the US debt ceiling and reasonable US earnings. While Australian shares slipped on Friday, they rose through the week helped by the positive global lead with the All Ords finally surpassing its 2007 all-time high with strong gains in energy, consumer, industrial and financial shares. Bond yields fell further with the Australian ten-year bond yield [...]

2019-07-31T00:42:37+00:00July 26th, 2019|Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 19th July 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week US, European and Japanese shares slipped over the last week as trade war uncertainty continued to weigh amidst some mixed US earnings reports. Global trade war uncertainties also weighed on the Australian share market with a sharp fall in oil prices particularly hitting energy stocks, but gains in materials, consumer and health stocks left the local market broadly flat for the week. Chinese shares were also up slightly. Reflecting more talk [...]

2019-07-22T00:12:25+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update – 12th July 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets were mixed this week. Dovish comments from US Fed Chair Powell confirmed market expectations for rate cuts starting from July boosting US equities but these expectations were tempered by stronger US consumer price data. This week, US shares are up by 0.3% (and hit a record high), European shares are 0.9% lower, Japanese shares fell by 0.5%, Chinese equities are 2.8% lower and Australian shares are down by [...]

2019-07-18T02:38:20+00:00July 12th, 2019|Weekly Market Update|