Tag Archives: Market Review

2020 March Quarter Review

April 17, 2020

Economic Overview The spread of COVID-19 had a significant impact on global economies and investment markets in the March quarter. Rarely does any single issue wholly dominate economic and market data for a quarter. Yet COVID-19 arrived and wiped away focus on any other issue.  Apart from the oil war, which itself was relegated to […]

2019 December Quarter Review

January 16, 2020

Economic Overview The geopolitical risks that dominated for much of 2019 faded in Q4, supporting global share markets. Trade uncertainty faded with the US and China’s phase one trade deal announcement, while economic data remained stable. The trade deal, signed on January 15 means planned new tariffs will not be imposed, while US tariffs imposed […]

Economic Overview It was a mixed quarter and economic data reflected that. Developed markets making small gains while emerging markets fell. The US-China trade dispute rumbled on, as did global growth concerns, but central banks remained supportive with the US, Australian and European Central Banks cutting interest rates throughout the quarter. US economic data was […]

2019 June Quarter Review

July 21, 2019

Economic Overview It was a quarter of all-time highs in Q2 2019 as both the US S&P 500 index and Australia’s ASX All Ordinaries achieved new highs, albeit with very different time frames between their past highs and their new  highs. Most developed markets posted good returns during the quarter, despite some May declines. For […]

  Last week the media were excitedly reporting on a man named Noah who claimed he had traveled back in time from the year 2030. Noah had some great stories to tell about the future and had even passed a lie detector test apparently. Among things he’d seen from the future were the re-election of […]