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17January 2020

Weekly Market Update – 17th January 2020

January 17th, 2020|Weekly Market Update|

Investment markets and key developments over the past week The solid rally in sharemarkets since the beginning of the year continued this week with US (up by 1.6% over the week) and Australian shares hitting a record high (+2.1% this week) as investor optimism lifted on good US and China data and the signing of Phase One of the US/China trade deal. Eurozone stocks lagged behind ( 0.4%) but this followed a strong rally last week. At the time of writing Japanese shares are up by [...]

10January 2020

Weekly Market Update – 10th January 2020

January 10th, 2020|Weekly Market Update|

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 it played catch up to global [...]

19December 2019

Seasons Greetings from all the Team at FinSec Partners

December 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

As we seem to say every year... Where has the last 12 months gone?! It is December once again and we are only a few short weeks away from celebrating a new year. As is customary of the season, we have prepared our FinSec reflections; a look at some of the stories that have shaped our year in 2019. The year of the banks 2019 started with the banks in the headlines and looks set to end the same way. The gruelling public hearings of [...]

13December 2019

Weekly Market Update 13th December 2019

December 13th, 2019|Weekly Market Update|

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 rose led by sharp gains in [...]

6December 2019

Weekly Market Update – 6th December 2019

December 6th, 2019|Weekly Market Update|

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 on the back of fiscal stimulus [...]

22November 2019

Weekly Market Update – 22 November 2019

November 22nd, 2019|Weekly Market Update|

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 close" - for the week US [...]

15November 2019

Weekly Market Update – 15th November 2019

November 15th, 2019|Weekly Market Update|

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 by 1% as market expectations for [...]

8November 2019

Weekly Market Update – 8th November 2019

November 8th, 2019|Weekly Market Update|

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 metal prices rose too, but gold [...]