Weekly Market Update 21 December 2018

Weekly Market Update 21 December 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week saw share markets fall further on the back of ongoing worries about growth not helped by a “not dovish enough” Fed, a lack of new measures to address China’s slowdown in a speech by President Xi Jinping, threats to US/Chinese negotiations, worries about a US government shutdown, a court ruling against America’s Affordable Care Act and problems at …

Weekly Market Update 14 December 2018

Weekly Market Update 14 December 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets were mixed over the last week with nervousness around trade and global growth continuing, not helped by weak Chinese economic data. US, Eurozone and Chinese shares rose but Japanese and Australian shares fell. Despite a rise in material stocks over the last week the Australian share market was particularly dragged down by telcos, consumer staples, utilities and financials – …

Weekly Market Update 7 December 2018

Weekly Market Update 7 December 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week has been a roller coaster ride in equity markets. Shares initially rose on the positive outcome from the Trump/Xi meeting. Then they plunged in a panic as investors lost faith in what Trump claimed was agreed, the arrest of a senior Huawei executive in relation to a possible violation of sanctions on Iran raised concerns it will threaten …

Weekly Market Update 30 November 2018

Weekly Market Update 30 November 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week US, European and Japanese share markets rose solidly over the last week on increasing signs from the Fed that it is open to pausing or slowing its interest rate increases. Chinese shares rose slightly but Australian shares fell slightly. Weakness in resources, consumer, utility and real estate shares weighed heavily on the Australian share market over the last week offsetting gains …

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 26 October 2018

Weekly Market Update 26 October 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Most major share markets fell over the past week as worries about the global outlook continue. Chinese shares rose though thanks to stimulus measures. Bond yields fell on safe haven demand and while iron ore prices rose, oil and metals fell. The $US rose and this weighed on the $A. The share market correction continues with increasing concerns about global growth. From …

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 12 October 2018

Weekly Market Update 12 October 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets fell sharply over the last week led by the US share market primarily on the back of worries about rising interest rates and bond yields and the deteriorating US/China relationship. Bond yields generally declined though reflecting safe haven demand which also benefited the gold price. Iron ore prices rose which is good for Australia, but the oil price …

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 28 September 2018

Weekly Market Update 28 September 2018 Investment markets and key developments over the past week While US shares fell slightly over the last week most major share market saw gains.Bond yields fell a bit in the US and Australia but rose elsewhere. Oil prices rose after OPEC left output unchanged, but metal and iron prices fell. The $US rose, particularly as the Euro fell on renewed Italian budget worries, and this saw the $A slip …