Weekly Market Update 1 March 2019

Weekly Market Update 1 March 2019 Investment markets and key developments over the past week While US shares fell slightly over the last week with geopolitical noise not helping other major share markets including Australian shares continued to rise, arguably playing catch up to the rally in US shares. The Australian share market was led higher by health, IT, banks and industrial shares. Bond yields generally rose as did oil and metals, but iron ore prices …

Weekly Market Update 22 February 2019

Weekly Market Update 22 February 2019 Investment markets and key developments over the past week While US shares were little changed over the last week other major markets saw solid gains helped by good news on trade. This included Australian shares which got a further lift from reasonable earnings results, more talk of rate cuts and upgrades to earnings growth expectations for resources stocks on the back of higher commodity prices. Bond yields were flat to …

Weekly Market Update 15 February 2019

Weekly Market Update 15 February 2019 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets rose over the last week helped by optimism on US/China trade talks, progress towards averting a renewed partial government shutdown in the US along with okay earnings results. Australian shares were little changed having outperformed sharply in the previous. Bond yields were little changed. The oil price rose but metal and iron ore prices fell. The $A was …

Weekly Market Update 8 February 2019

Weekly Market Update 8 February 2019 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global shares were flat to down over the past week not helped by weak economic data and trade uncertainty. Australian shares saw a strong rise though as the banks saw a Royal Commission relief rally, the prospect of RBA rate cuts provided a boost to retailers, industrial stocks and yield sensitives and miners continued to benefit from the surging iron ore …

Weekly Market Update 09 November 2018

Weekly Market Update 09 November 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets mostly rose over the last week, helped in particular by a favourable reaction to the US midterm elections. Chinese shares remained under pressure though. Bond yields continued to rise reflecting the “risk on” tone from investors and as the Fed showed no signs of pausing its rate hikes. Commodity prices were mixed though with oil falling further and metal …

Weekly Market Update 31 August 2018

Weekly Market Update 31 August 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week saw most share markets rise helped by US shares pushing further into record territory, but gains were capped by ongoing turmoil in the emerging world (notably Argentina and Turkey) and nervousness ahead of the next round of US tariffs on imports from China. Australian shares also rebounded after being hit by the previous week’s political turmoil. Bond yields …

Weekly Market Update 10 August 2018

Weekly Market Update 10 August 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets mostly rose over the last week as economic and profit news was mostly favourable and there was nothing really new on the trade war front. Bond yields generally fell slightly but there wasn’t a lot in it. Commodity prices were mixed with oil down, metals flat to up a bit and iron ore up. The $US pushed higher and …

Weekly Market Update 3 August 2018

Weekly Market Update 3 August 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week US shares rose 0.8% over the last week, helped by strong earnings results, a bounce back in tech stocks and another“Goldilocks” jobs report. However, Eurozone shares fell 1.1%, Japanese shares lost 0.8%, Chinese shares fell 5.9% and Australian shares lost 1% as trade war fears continue to escalate. Despite this, bond yields were flat to up. Iron ore prices rose but …

Weekly Market Update 13 July 2018

Weekly Market Update 13 July 2018  Investment markets and key developments over the past week There was plenty of volatility this week as equities initially got hit following more detail from the US around additional tariffs on Chinese imports. The announcement actually contained nothing new, as Trump said in late June that the US would look to impose an additional 10% tariff on $200 billion of Chinese imports if China was to retaliate against US trade tariffs (which …

Weekly Market Update 6 July 2018

  Weekly Market Update 6 July 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Trade war fears continued to cause nervousness over the last week, weighing on Chinese, Japanese and Asian shares generally but US and Eurozone shares rose partly on hopes for a resolution but also helped by good data and Australian shares also pushed higher helped by a rebound in Telstra. Bond yields were generally flat to down excepting in Italy where …