Global Market Review: September 2014 | BetaShares

Global Market Review: September 2014

BY David Bassanese | 9 October 2014

The major development in the global markets over the past month was the rise in the US dollar amid growing confidence that US official interest rates may rise sometime next year.  US tightening fears hurt commodities and commodity exporting equity markets such as Australia, and emerging markets like Brazil, particularly hard. Due to the A$’s decline, global equity prices in A$ terms actually rose. Perhaps ironically, the weakness in stocks limited the rise in bond yields, though that did not prevent interest rate sensitive sectors such as listed property also taking a hit.


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