US interest rates are likely to remain higher for a longer period owing to stronger than predicted US GDP and employment growth.
Despite a great start in July, both equities and bonds ended the September quarter (Q3) on a low note, supporting the latter month’s reputation for delivering “seasonably weaker” returns.
An investor labelled “September Effect” was possibly a cause for the negative share market performance during the month, as stock returns fell back further and bond yields rose once again.
As we’ve seen in the past, when China experiences economic turmoil, the rest of the world is likely to feel its effects.
Global shares impressed in the second quarter of 2023, with the advance led by developed markets, notably the US, while emerging market stocks lagged.
In June, global share markets showed strength with returns largely driven by players in ‘big tech’ alongside consumer discretionary, industrials and the materials sector.
The first quarter of 2023 started positively as capital markets experiencedtheir strongest January gains in recent years.
Despite concerns about a possible recession, investor sentiment remained largely positive in April. Investors were initially spooked as minutes from the US Federal Reserve’s (‘Fed’) March meeting.
Global share markets were positive despite the turmoil that engulfed the banking industry.
Global share markets started the New Year with a bang, showcasing a strong rally off the back of a weak December.
After negative returns in August and September across most asset classes, the last quarter of 2022 showed early promise with positive performance in developed market equities, emerging market debt.
December saw global share markets retreat from advances made in November, continuing their recent ‘see-sawing’ pattern. Fears of a recession and earnings risks remained.
Global share markets continued to deliver positive returns in November, which was a result of better than expected Consumer Price Index (‘CPI’) readings in the US.
October was a positive month for investors, as we saw share markets recovering
Global share markets continued their decline in September, with the S&P 500 index suffering its worst one-day sell-off since June 2020.
After a rebound in July, which continued into early August, global share markets saw a broad-based sell-off following US Federal Reserve (‘Fed’) Chair Jerome Powell’s remarks at the Jackson Hole.
Global share markets suffered another negative month as a slight rebound experienced at the end of May faded.
Global share markets experienced another difficult month, as markets continued to digest a fast changing economic environment. With weaker than expected global activity in April.
Global equity markets had their most difficult month since March 2020 as the confluence of global central banks tightening monetary policy, economic growth momentum fading and a challenging corporate.
We saw ‘lift-off’ in March as the Federal Reserve (the Fed) raised the federal funds rate (the target rate that banks pay to borrow from each other on an overnight basis).
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The start of 2022 was a volatile month for equities. Inflation remained at multi decade highs as a competitive labour market and soaring oil prices sustained pressures.
Financial markets finished the year and the month of December on a strong note despite being disrupted by COVID-19.
Financial markets ended the month of November on tumultuous footing as rising hospitalizations in Europe due to the Coronavirus alongside the new Omicron variant of the Coronavirus spurred uncertainty
Global equity markets rebounded in October after last month’s rout. Inflation, monetary policy tightening and supply chain woes continued to weigh on economic activity.
September proved to be a difficult month for Global Equity markets as a slowing global economy, worsening supply chain and the potential Evergrande bankruptcy in China dented investor sentiment.
In August, the global reopening continued, with a number of countries further lifting pandemic restrictions. This is despite the Delta variant continuing to spread and daily cases picking up across
The global economic recovery remained strong in July as the Coronavirus vaccination roll-out continued. This was somewhat tempered by the spread of the Delta variant of the virus.
Global Equities finished the month in positive territory after what was one of the strongest starts to the year since the Dot Com bubble in 2000.
Global equities continued their upward trajectory in May as many developed economies continued to reopen, leveraging off surprisingly efficient vaccine rollouts.
After a positive March, global share markets continued to perform strongly in April with all major markets (with the exception of Japan) showing positive returns.
Global equities remained strong through March with the global vaccine rollout giving investors confidence in the year ahead, with the MSCI World Index returning 7.3% in unhedged NZD
Global shares experienced a volatile February but finished broadly positive, as investors were encouraged by the idea of a stronger-than-expected economic recovery in the near future.
Global equities were broadly positive to start the year, but closed the month negative as a result of weakness towards the end of January.
Global equities saw strong returns across the board in November as the outlook for a successful Covid-19 vaccine boosted expectations that the worst of the pandemic, and associated financial.
October delivered another positive month for global markets, with global equities rising and bond yields inching higher.
Equity markets pushed higher in August, supported by continued improvements in global manufacturing data and an indication of persistently dovish central bank policies.
Global equity markets continued their strong performance in July, with a better-than-expected earnings season in the US and continued fiscal support for households and businesses.
Global equities climbed and government bond yields rose as the recovery in investment markets continued throughout May.
Despite the ongoing global pandemic, markets delivered sharply positive returns in April.
After touching new highs earlier in the year, global equities and other risk assets sold off sharply in February over concerns about the spread of coronavirus.
January proved to be an eventful month; after a strong start, culminating in the signing of the phase one deal between the US and China
2019 was a bumper year for equity markets and December was no exception.
November was another positive month for developed equity markets, encouraged by reported progress on trade negotiations between the US and China.
Global markets were once again able to slip into a “goldilocks” phase of accommodative monetary policy and easing trade conflict over September.
August was a month marked by volatility, with equity markets struggling as investor risk appetite retreated amid fears of a global recession.
June was a good one for investors with all major asset classes delivering positive returns and equities recovering from the falls suffered in May.
May dished up a rocky month for investors, reminiscent of the equity correction seen in December last year.
April continued the positive start to 2019 for investors, with equity markets maintaining their positive momentum. Despite fears of slowing economic growth.
March brought more good news for investors, with most asset classes again posting positive returns.
February delivered more good news to investors with most asset classes posting positive returns for the second consecutive month.