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Market Updates

On the latest edition of Market Week in Review, Head of Equity Portfolio Management for North America, Megan Roach, and Head of AIS Portfolio & Business Consulting, Sophie Antal Gilbert, discussed key themes emerging from third-quarter earnings season as well as the main issues dominating company management commentaries. They also reviewed the latest macroeconomic data releases from the U.S. and Europe, and assessed recent market performance.
October 25th 2021
Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc globally and in Australia, but there are increasing signs that its grip is loosening as humanity gets the upper hand thanks to science and modern medicine. This note looks at the current state of play regarding coronavirus, the risks and the implications for investors.
October 20th 2021
On the latest edition of Market Week in Review, Chief Investment Strategist for North America, Paul Eitelman, and Head of AIS Portfolio & Business Consulting Sophie Antal Gilbert discussed early results from the start of third-quarter earnings season in the U.S. They also chatted about credit growth and property-sector weakness in China and reviewed the latest numbers on U.S. inflation.
October 19th 2021
September was a poor month for shares with global shares losing 3.7% in local currency terms and Australian shares losing 2.7%. It’s possible that following top to bottom falls of 5-6% in global and Australian shares we have now seen the low.
October 13th 2021
On the latest edition of Market Week in Review, Chief Investment Strategist Erik Ristuben and Research Analyst Laura Bardewyck discussed the September U.S. employment report and whether it could impact the U.S. Federal Reserve (the Fed)'s plans for scaling back asset purchases. They also provided an update on the U.S. debt-ceiling saga and chatted about soaring energy prices in Europe.
October 11th 2021
On the latest edition of Market Week in Review, Director of Investment Strategies Shailesh Kshatriya and Investment Strategy Analyst BeiChen Lin discussed recent political headlines in Washington, D.C., the rise in U.S. government bond yields and the potential outcomes of Germany's recent elections.
October 5th 2021
For as long as I can recall housing affordability has been an issue in Australia but since the 1990s it’s gone from being a periodic cyclical concern to a chronic problem. The 20% rise in prices over the last year has put the spotlight on the issue again
September 30th 2021
On the latest edition of Market Week in Review, Director of Investment Strategies Shailesh Kshatriya and Head of Portfolio & Business Consulting Sophie Antal Gilbert discussed recent central bank meetings, the latest developments surrounding Chinese property developer Evergrande and potential market impacts of a U.S. government shutdown.
September 27th 2021
The past week has seen share markets wobble - with US shares and global shares down 4% from their recent high and Australian shares falling about 5% - amidst concern about global growth, central banks starting to reduce monetary stimulus and problems at a major Chinese property developer. Some are even talking about a “Lehman moment” in relation to the latter – a reference to the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008 that contributed to the worst of the GFC. Markets have stabilised a bit in the last day or so but its too early to say that we have seen the bottom. This note looks at the key issues for investors and puts the falls into context.
September 22nd 2021