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Weekly Market Update – 10th January 2020

Investment markets and key developments over the past week After a bit of uncertainty and volatility early in the past week, share markets pushed sharply higher as the US and Iran appeared to step back from escalating their conflict. This saw US shares push to a new record high rising 0.9% over the week, with Eurozone shares up 0.5%, Japanese shares up 0.8% and Chinese shares up 0.4%. The positive global lead saw the Australian share market rise 2.9% as [...]

2020-01-15T00:20:56+00:00January 10th, 2020|Weekly Market Update|

Weekly Market Update 13th December 2019

Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week saw good news on the geopolitical front with the US and China reaching a Phase 1 trade deal, Congressional agreement on the USMCA (NAFTA replacement), Congress averting another US Government shutdown from December 20 and the Conservatives on track for a big majority in the UK's election. This pushed most global share markets higher, with the exception of Chinese shares which rose strongly the week before. Australian shares [...]

2019-12-17T05:02:02+00:00December 13th, 2019|Weekly Market Update|

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|