Market Update 29 January 2021

  Market Update 29 January 2021 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets fell over the past week hit by a combination of concerns around coronavirus, vaccine roll out and delays to extra US stimulus as US day traders added to volatility. Australian shares fell reflecting the weak global lead with resources, IT, financial and industrial shares seeing the biggest falls. Bond yields fell in the US and Europe but were …

Market Update 25 September 2020 | AMP Capital

Market Update 25 September 2020 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets fell again over the last week on concerns about rising coronavirus cases, tightening social distancing restrictions in Europe and the lack of progress towards additional fiscal stimulus in the US. Despite a rally late in the week, US shares fell 0.6%, eurozone shares lost 4.2%, Japanese shares fell 0.7% and Chinese shares fell 3.5%. Australian shares however managed a …

After the Bell: daily market update, July 13 | AMP Capital

ECONOMICS & MARKETS After the Bell: daily market update, July 13 13 Jul, 2020 The ASX was up today, but concerns remain about recent growth in COVID-19 numbers in Australia. Our chief economist, Shane Oliver, unpicks the day and week that was. Important information While every care has been taken in the preparation of this video, AMP Capital Investors Limited (ABN 59 001 777 591, AFSL 232497) and AMP Capital Funds Management Limited (ABN 15 …

Market Update 03 July 2020 | AMP Capital

Market Update 03 July 2020 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Despite ongoing concerns about coronavirus most major share markets saw solid gains over the last week helped by good economic data, positive vaccine news and policy stimulus. Japanese shares fell but US shares rose 4% in a holiday shortened week, Eurozone shares rose and Chinese shares surged above their pre-coronavirus highs. The strong global lead also helped the Australian share market overcome …

Market Update 26 June 2020 | AMP Capital

Market Update 26 June 2020 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Most major share markets fell over the last week as concerns about “second waves” of coronavirus cases, uncertainty about the growth outlook and geopolitical risks continue to rattle investors. The weak global lead and concerns about rising cases in Victoria also contributed to a fall in Australian shares with sharp falls in energy, industrial, IT and property shares. Bond yields were little …

How worried should investors be about a “second wave” of Coronavirus cases? | AMP Capital

How worried should investors be about a “second wave” of Coronavirus cases? Key points A serious second wave of coronavirus cases in major developed countries is the biggest risk facing equity markets, and one investors will need to watch closely. However, provided any second wave is relatively mild in terms of pressure on health systems and deaths, its unlikely to cause the economic and investment market havoc seen a few months ago. As such, our …

Market Update 12 June 2020 | AMP Capital

Market Update 12 June 2020 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets fell sharply over the last week on concerns about a second wave of cases in many US states and the pace of economic recovery after cautious Fed comments. This came after a huge rally since the March lows – with US shares rising 44% and Australian shares rising 35% – left shares overbought and due for a pause or pullback. …

Why geopolitical concerns are somewhat overblown

Why geopolitical concerns are somewhat overblown The major worries for investors this year have been rate rises in the US, and geopolitics, particularly the US-China trade conflict and Italy. If we take another look at both those issues, however, some of the concerns appear somewhat overblown. I have previously said the US-China trade dispute would probably get worse before it gets better and that is playing out. It is clear that both sides have dug …