Monthly News

October Review

A further spike in global bond yields sent equity markets lower in October for the third consecutive month.

September Review

Equity markets fell for the second consecutive month as higher bond yields placed pressure on market valuations. Despite a stronger energy sector, the Australian market fell by 2.8% while the US market declined by 4.8% weighed down by higher US Treasury yields and growing concern about the burgeoning US federal

Themes For August

Equity markets took a breather in August with most major stock markets finishing in negative territory. Despite Fed Chairman Powell indicating rates would be on hold for now, the US market declined 1.8% and the NASDAQ fell 2.2% following the release of Q2 profit results which showed in aggregate that

Themes For July

Encouraging news on the inflation front propelled equity markets higher in July with the Australian market recording a healthy 3% return driven by solid contributions from the energy and banking sectors.