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Market Wrap December 2019 - Risk assets rose

Global shares were up 3.2% and 4.7% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively.

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Market Wrap November 2019 - Risk assets rose

Global shares were up 1.8% and 0.4% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively.

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Market Wrap October 2019 - Risk assets faltered

The rally from December resumed with most equity markets up for the month.

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Market Wrap September 2019 - Risk assets faltered

The rally from December faltered slightly with most equity markets down for the month.

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Market Wrap August 2019 - Markets rallied on rate cuts…

The rally from December has continued into July with most equity markets up for the month.

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Market Wrap June 2019 - Markets faltered…

The rally from December lows faltered in May with most equity markets down for the month.

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Market Wrap May 2019 - Markets continue to recover…

The rally from December lows has flowed into April with most markets positive.

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Market Wrap April 2019 - Markets march on

The market rally that began in January continued more modestly in February and into March, with most markets positive.

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Market Wrap March 2019 - A mixed bag

After January’s bounce, February was a little quieter but still ended in positive territory, with global shares up by 3.4% and 5.6% in hedged and unhedged terms respectively.

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Market Wrap February 2019 - Shares rebound

January was a more positive month for investors after December’s volatility, with shares recovering most of their late 2018 losses. Global shares rose by 7.1% and 4.1% in hedged and unhedged terms respectively.

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Market Wrap November 2017: Global and local shares surge

The US remains buoyant with business and consumer confidence elevated. The US share market (S&P 500) keeps powering along supported by solid earnings and accommodative policy.

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Market Wrap October 2017: Global shares maintain momentum

Talk surrounding Donald Trump’s proposed tax reforms and solid economic data more than offset concerns about North Korea, the US Federal Reserve announcing that they will commence to trim their balance sheet and likely lift rates again this year.

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Market Wrap September 2017: Hitting the brakes

Share markets in the US closed flat for August after a choppy month on the back of US political uncertainty, riots in Charlottesville and tensions in North Korea. The devastation of Hurricane Harvey also contributed to what has been the most volatile month in the S&P500 this year.

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Market Wrap August 2017: Bouncing higher

Global share markets rose strongly during July as political risks and fears of a hard landing in China subsided. US growth in the second quarter lifted and we suspect a similar outcome in Q3...

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Market Wrap July 2017: Fed raises rates though markets pause

Global share markets paused in the month following rising volatility on the back of lower oil prices. The Fed raised interest rates by another 25bps following better economic conditions although the market ...

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Market Wrap June 2017: A mixed bag

Global share markets rose during the month as a strong reporting season in the US and Europe lifted investor confidence. Australian shares underperformed global shares as concerns over economic growth ...

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