Risk assets rose Global shares were up 2.3% and were down -0.9% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. Emerging markets enjoyed strong relative performance (up 3.4%). Domestically, Australian shares underperformed international markets falling -2.2% during December. This was driven by rising bond yields as well as stock-specific factors. The former saw rate exposed sectors such…

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Risk assets rose Global shares were up 3.2% and 4.7% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. Domestically, Australian shares underperformed international markets rising 3.3% during November. This was driven by a combination of positive earnings outlooks at AGM season by the likes of A2 Milk. An offsetting factor was the performance of the banking sector…

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Risk assets faltered • The rally from December resumed with most equity markets up for the month. • Global shares were up 2.3% and 2% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. • Domestically, Australian shares underperformed international markets this month with 1.8% performance in September. • Bellamy’s Australia (ASX: BLA) benefitted from a takeover bid…

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Risk assets faltered The rally from December faltered slightly with most equity markets down for the month. Global shares were down 2% and up 0.3% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. Domestically, Australian shares underperformed international markets this month with -2.4% performance in August. Australian health care stocks continued to perform strongly with CSL (ASX:…

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Markets rallied on rate cuts… The rally from December has continued into July with most equity markets up for the month. Global shares were up 1.1% and 2.3% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. Domestically, Australian shares outperformed international markets this month with 2.9% performance in June. Australian health care stocks performed well with Resmed…

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Markets rallied on rate cuts… • The rally from December lows resumed in June with most equity markets up for the month. • Global shares were up 5.9% and 5.3% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. • Domestically, Australian shares lagged international markets this month with 3.7% performance in June. • Australian communication shares rallied…

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Markets faltered… The rally from December lows faltered in May with most equity markets down for the month. Global shares were down 6% and 4.4% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. Domestically, Australian shares outperformed international this month with 1.7% performance in May. Australian communication shares rallied on the prospective takeover bid for Vocus by…

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Markets continue to recover… The rally from December lows has flowed into April with most markets positive. Global shares were up 4.6% and 3.9% in a hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. Domestically, Australian shares continue to lag international this year with 2.4% performance during April. Weaker commodity prices outside of oil and iron ore and,…

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Markets march on April 2019 The market rally that began in January continued more modestly in February and into March, with most markets positive. Global shares were up by 1.7% and 1.5% in hedged and unhedged terms, respectively. US shares were up 1.8% and economic indicators were mixed. On the upside, the manufacturing PMI firmed;…

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February 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. US shares similarly were up 3%, a more modest rise than January’s 7.9% rally, which was driven by a better-than-expected US reporting…

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