October 2018 investment update

Investment update for October 2018 A solid global economic environment weathers some market volatility Financial markets experienced a large increase in volatility in October. Like the market correction in February, the market movements appeared to be triggered by an increase in the US 10-year bond yield, expectations of accelerating US [...]

2022-02-07T16:35:28+11:0020 November 2018|

September 2018 investment update

Investment update for September 2018 Global signs of slowdown amid trade tensions In September, global business conditions were at their lowest level since November 2016, after an export trade downturn negatively affected production, orders and employment. The most notable weakening was in new export orders, which fell for the first [...]

2022-02-07T16:49:01+11:0023 October 2018|

August 2018 investment update

Investment update for August 2018 US GDP growth surges and inflationary pressure builds In August, US GDP growth surged to 4.1% which is the strongest seen in 2018.  Major contributors to growth were domestic consumption and net exports, while inventories detracted value.  Non-residential fixed investments contributed strong results during the [...]

2022-02-12T17:04:38+11:0017 September 2018|