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Market Updates

In the latest edition of Market Week in Review, Director of Client Investment Strategies, Mark Eibel, and Research Analyst Emily Zhao discussed the ongoing tug-of-war in markets, the outlook for the second-quarter earnings season and key investor watchpoints over the next few months.
July 4th 2022
If Australia has an Achilles’ heel it’s the high level of household debt that has accompanied surging home prices over the last 30 years. Of course, in the absence of a major trigger for debt servicing problems – either from a surge in unemployment or a surge in interest rates – it hasn’t so far caused a major problem for the economy.
June 29th 2022
In the latest edition of Market Week in Review, Investment Strategy Analyst BeiChen Lin and Head of AIS Portfolio & Business Consulting, Sophie Antal-Gilbert, discussed the latest inflation numbers from Canada and the UK. They also chatted about June PMI (purchasing managers' index) data from the U.S. and UK and the recent decline in the U.S. 2-year government bond yield.
June 27th 2022
Usually, share markets are relatively calm and don’t generate much attention. But periodically they tumble and generate headlines like “billions wiped off share market” & “biggest share plunge since…” Sometimes it ends quickly and the market heads back up again and is forgotten about.
June 21st 2022
In the latest edition of Market Week in Review, Chief Investment Strategist Erik Ristuben and Investment Strategy Analyst BeiChen Lin discussed key takeaways from recent meetings by the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) and the European Central Bank (ECB). They also assessed the risks of a U.S. recession.
June 20th 2022
In the latest edition of Market Week in Review, Investment Strategist Alex Cousley and Research Analyst Laura Bardewyck discussed recent stock-market volatility, the latest decisions from global central banks and China's economic reopening.
June 14th 2022
The RBA has increased its official cash rate by another 0.5% taking it to 0.85% for the second rate hike in this cycle. This was above market expectations. Our expectation was for a 0.4% hike with the risk that it would be 0.5%.
June 8th 2022
In the latest edition of Market Week in Review, Director of Investment Strategies, Shailesh Kshatriya, and Director of Institutional Investment Solutions, Greg Coffey, discussed the recent PMI (purchasing managers’ index) readings from China and the U.S. They also chatted about the latest interest-rate increase from the Bank of Canada (BoC), as well as skyrocketing inflation in the eurozone.
June 6th 2022
Australian home prices fell 0.1% in May, their first decline since the pandemic. The main drivers behind the downturn are: poor affordability with prices up nearly 29% over 21 months; rising mortgage rates; a rotation in spending away from housing; and a decline in home buyer confidence.
June 1st 2022