Weekly Market Update 02 November 2018

Weekly Market Update 02 November 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets bounced back over the past week helped by good US earnings results and a lessening of trade war fears following comments from President Trump after a phone call with President Xi Jinping. Reflecting the risk on tone bond yields generally rose, but while the iron ore price rose oil and metal prices fell. The risk on tone also …

Weekly Market Update 19 October 2018

        Weekly Market Update 19 October 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week While share markets had a great bounce from oversold levels early in the last week they fell back to varying degrees as worries around US interest rates, the US trade conflict with China, tech stocks and Italy’s budget deficit continued along with escalating tensions with Saudi Arabia regarding a missing journalist. This left share markets mixed with …

Weekly Market Update 5 October 2018

Weekly Market Update 5 October 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets fell over the last week, largely in response to a renewed rise in bond yields. Commodity prices rose, although this was mainly due to higher oil prices. Strong US economic data and some rise in expectations for Fed tightening saw the $US rise and this saw the $A fall below $US0.71. Bond yields have resumed their rising trend, with …

Weekly Market Update 7 September 2018

Weekly Market Update 7 September 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week saw share markets fall on the back of worries around emerging markets, trade wars and the potential regulation of US social media stocks. After being resilient to global threats over the last few months Australian shares also got hit and fell 3.1% to their lowest since June. Bond yields were generally little changed although they fell in Italy. …

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 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 …

Weekly Market Update 29 June 2018

Weekly Market Update 29 June 2018  Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week saw geopolitical concerns around trade, and particularly the US-China relationship, continue to dominate investment markets. This saw most share markets fall, with the Chinese share market falling particularly sharply, but the Australian share market held up pretty well with higher oil prices boosting energy stocks. Bond yields continued to fall on the back of safe haven demand, except …

Weekly Market Update 22 June 2018

Weekly Market Update 22 June 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week saw geopolitics continue to cause gyrations in markets with political tensions around immigration in Germany and Trump upping the ante on trade with China. This saw most major share markets fall, particularly in Europe and China and at the same time emerging markets remained under pressure not helped by the rising $US fuelling fears about a dollar …

Weekly Market Update 8 June 2018

Weekly Market Update 8 June 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week saw share markets rebound as investors refocussed a bit away from the geopolitical soap operas back to favourable underlying global growth. This saw major share markets rebound, although Eurozone shares were constrained by ongoing weakness in Italian shares, and bond yields rise which was accentuated by indications that the ECB is getting closer to phasing out its …