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Market Trends: June 2019

Reading time: 4 minutes Video: Quick highlights Key Market Trends A resumption of US-China trade tensions saw global equities pull back in May, with the MSCI All-Country World Index declining by 5.7% in local currency terms.  As seen in the chart below, this continues the broadly choppy performance of equity markets since early 2018, reflecting

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Market trends May 2019

Market Trends: May 2019

Reading time: 5 minutes Video: Quick highlights Asset Class Performance – global equities power on Global equities were the best performing of our seven major asset classes* in April, while Australian equities also posted good returns.  Supporting stocks was a better than feared US earnings reporting season, persistent low inflation and continued gradual improvement in

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Market trends_April 2019

Market Trends: April 2019

Reading time: 5 minutes Property gains on lower rates Australian listed property was the best performing of our seven major asset classes* in March, benefiting from a steep drop in global bond yields as central banks moved back to a more neutral policy stance.  Indeed, Australian bonds were the second best performing asset class as

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Market Trends: March 2019

Reading time: 5 minutes Major Asset Classes* – Oz equities shine Australian equities were the best performing of our seven major asset classes in February, with good gains across several sectors.  Relief that the Hayne Royal Commission report recommendations were not as bad as feared for banks helped the financial sector, while growing talk of lower local

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Market Trends: February 2019

Major Asset Classes – global equities storm back Global equities returned a strong 7.3% in local currency terms during January, unwinding their 7.2% slump in December.  The return in $A terms, however, was a more muted 4.5% reflecting a rebound in the Australian dollar over the month. Several factors supported the equity rebound, though the

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Market Trends: December 2018

Overview – global equities stage a modest comeback Global equities returned a modest 1.3% in local currency terms during November, partly unwinding their sharp 6.9% slump in October. An easing back in global bond yields supported both bond and equity returns in the month, reflecting persistent low US inflation reports and signals from the US

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Market Trends: November 2018 Update

Global stocks took a tumble in October, reflecting ongoing concerns with regard to US interest rates and tech stocks. Gold was the best performing asset class in the month, as rising bond yields also limited returns from fixed-income markets despite the slump in stocks. Australian equities dropped in line with global stocks, while losses in listed

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Market Trends Report October 2018

Market Trends: October 2018 Update

Reasonable valuations and good earnings outlook should assist global equities in the face of higher rates. While technology remains dominant in global markets, Japanese equities enjoyed a standout performance in September.  Australian equities eased back during the month, even though forward earnings ticked a little higher – as a lift in bond yields helped push

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Market Trends: August 2018 Update

Global stocks were boosted by strong earnings and the absence of inflation shocks in the United States last month.  Countering recent trends, local financials rebounded for the second month in row. Download the latest update of my Market Trends report, detailing current and potentially emerging trends across equity and bonds markets. Market Trends – August 2018 Update

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