Weekly Market Update 7 June 2019

Weekly Market Update 7 June 2019   Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets, except for China’s, rose over the last week on increasing prospects for Fed rate cuts in response to the negative impact of trade wars.The Australian share market also saw a modest boost from the RBA cutting rates. The prospect of more rate cuts and easier monetary policy left bond yields flat to down. Commodity prices were mixed with …

Weekly Market Update 31 May 2019

Weekly Market Update 31 May 2019 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets fell again over the last week on the back of worries about global growth in the face of the escalating US/China trade war, made worse by Trump’s decision to put a 5% tariff on imports from Mexico rising to 25% by October unless it stops illegal immigration. Australian shares were dragged lower too as post-election euphoria wore off …

Weekly Market Update 24 May 2019

Weekly Market Update 24 May 2019 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets fell over past week amid escalating noise around the US/China trade war and increasing signs that it may be impacting business conditions. However, Australia’s “miracle” election set off a surge in the Australian share market with investors pricing out the risk of a Labor Government which resulted in a surge in bank, retail and property shares more than …

Weekly Market Update 17 May 2019

Weekly Market Update 17 May 2019 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets fell earlier in the past week as the trade war continued to escalate, before rebounding helped by better economic and earnings news and hopes of a trade deal. This left share markets mixed with US and Chinese shares down slightly, but Eurozone, Japanese and Australian shares up. Australian shares saw strong gains in resources stocks helped by rising iron …

The trade war is back – what went wrong, what it means for share markets and Australia

The trade war is back – what went wrong, what it means for share markets and Australia   Key points   Consumer expectations of instant gratification are driving down delivery times   Labour shortages and traffic congestion highlight the criticality of well-located logistics facilities The trade war between the US and China has returned after talks to resolve their trade differences broke down. Our base case remains that a deal will be reached to resolve …

Weekly Market Update 12 April 2019

Weekly Market Update 12 April 2019 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets fell slightly over the last week on global growth concerns and renewed US/Europe trade war fears. Australian shares rose though playing catch up to the previous weeks rally in global shares with energy, tech and real estate stocks being the main drivers. Bond yields were flat in the US but fell elsewhere. Oil and iron ore prices continued …

Weekly Market Update 05 April 2019

Weekly Market Update 05 April 2019 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets pushed higher over the last week helped by more “green shoots” pointing to improving global growth this year, including Chinese business conditions PMIs & the US ISM index and a stabilisation in Eurozone composite PMIs, and more indications that the US and China are getting closer to a deal on trade (albeit with issues around enforcement and the …

Weekly Market Update 29 March 2019

Weekly Market Update 29 March 2019 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets were mixed over the last week as global growth worries continue to impact. US and Eurozone shares rose a bit, but Japanese and Chinese shares fell in lagged response to the previous week’s falls in the US and Europe. Australian shares were little changed. Bond yields generally continued to drift lower, commodity prices were mixed with oil and copper …

Weekly Market Update 22 March 2019

Weekly Market Update 22 March 2019 Investment markets and key developments over the past week While Eurozone shares fell slightly, other major share markets rose over the last week helped by Fed dovishness. From their December low US shares are now up 21%, global shares are up 18% and Australian shares are up 14%. The underperformance of Australian shares in the rebound since December reflects the fact that they didn’t fall as much in last year’s …

Weekly Market Update 15 March 2019

Weekly Market Update 15 March 2019 Investment markets and key developments over the past week Global share markets rose over the last week helped by benign economic data.Australian shares slipped though with consumer and financial shares down on worries about the economy. Bond yields were flat to up globally but fell in Australia with the 10-year bond yield falling back below 2% for the first time since 2016 as weakening economic data adds to expectations …