Investment markets and key developments over the past week   The major driver in markets this week was the press conference by incoming US President Trump, but investors were left disappointed. Trump’s comments lacked economic detail about fiscal spending and tax stimulus, which have been key drivers of higher equities, USD & bond yields. Instead, […]

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Share markets have started 2017 on a broadly positive note, with economic data continuing to show an improving growth environment. US shares (+0.8%) were bolstered by strong US data prints and continued risk appetite. Australian shares (+0.4%) also had a good start to the year, echoing […]

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 Investment markets and key developments over the past week   The past week saw share markets have a few wobbles in response to a somewhat more hawkish than expected Fed. European shares (up 1.7%) and Japanese shares (up 2.1%) continue to benefit from falls in the Euro and Yen along with good economic data. Against […]

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week   The past week saw most major share markets rise with US shares up 3.1% to a new record high, a 5.6% gain in Eurozone shares resulting in a clear technical break out led by banks, Australian shares gaining 2.1% taking them to near their August […]

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 Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week saw Japanese and Chinese shares both gain another 0.2%, but US and European shares fall 1% and Australian shares fall 1.2% as they had a bit of a consolidation along with the US$ (which fell 0.8%), after the post US election rally led […]

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week   The past week saw the rally in shares continue helped by good global data, rising commodity prices and ongoing optimism regarding President elect Trump’s stimulus plans. US shares rose 1.4%, Eurozone shares rose 0.9%, Japanese shares rose 2.9%, Chinese shares rose 3% and Australian shares […]

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week   The past week saw US shares gain 0.8% and Japanese shares gain 3.4% as bond yields and the US$ continued to push higher as investors focussed on prospects for fiscal stimulus and deregulation under a Donald Trump presidency. However, Chinese shares were flat, Eurozone shares […]

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week The past week has all been about the US presidential election with share markets first falling and bonds and gold rallying on news of Donald Trump’s likely victory as investors initially worried about a global trade war and policy uncertainty, only to see a sharp reversal […]

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week US election uncertainty really hit financial markets over the past week as news of the FBI’s intervention saw average opinion poll support for Clinton over Trump decline to 1 to 2 points. This along with falling oil prices saw most share markets fall. While Chinese shares […]

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Investment markets and key developments over the past week Shares were mixed over the last week with Japanese shares up 2.0% and Chinese shares up 0.4%, but Eurozone shares flat, US shares down 0.7% and Australian shares down 2.7%. US shares were hit late on Friday by renewed election uncertainty, as the FBI announced it […]

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