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Investors start pricing in recession

Investors start pricing in recession

Investors start pricing in recession Markets: Local and global equity markets fell this week as central banks got aggressive increasing the risks of recession. In local stock news, ResMed agreed to acquire German healthcare software company Medifox Dan for US$1...
Market Update

Market Update

Market Update What happened? US inflation rose again in May, increasing 8.6% from a year earlier and 1% from a month earlier. Shelter (rent), food, and gas were the largest contributors, but there was a fairly broad-based advance from most sub-components. Core...
Australian economy holds strong, property weak

Australian economy holds strong, property weak

Australian economy holds strong, property weak Markets: Equity markets were mixed this week with US Tech and Asia up, Europe down, and Australia near flat. In local stock news, AGL ended its plans to spin off its coal-fired power plant business whilst also announcing...
Equity markets rise on Fed speak

Equity markets rise on Fed speak

Equity markets rise on Fed speak Markets: Local and global equity markets trended higher this week with investors reading into US central bank minutes that a rate hike slowdown or pause may be on the cards come the September quarter. In local stock news, Crown Resorts...
US Fed hawkishness sees US dollar falter

US Fed hawkishness sees US dollar falter

US Fed hawkishness sees US dollar falter Markets: A mixed week in equity markets with global developed markets lower, the Australian market flat, whilst Asian and emerging markets saw investor support as the US dollar weakened. In local stock news, Viva Energy shares...
Commodity prices fall on Chinese growth concerns

Commodity prices fall on Chinese growth concerns

Commodity prices fall on Chinese growth concerns Markets: Local and global equity markets were flat to weaker this week on concerns regarding rising global recession risks, with Chinese economic growth fears hitting commodity prices. In local stock news, Macquarie...
Central bank moves dominate investor sentiment

Central bank moves dominate investor sentiment

Central bank moves dominate investor sentiment Markets: Local and global equity markets fell this week as US equity volatility and central bank rate rises hit investor sentiment. US corporate profits are on track to rise 7% for the 1st quarter, which would be the...
Aussie dollar falls on surging USD

Aussie dollar falls on surging USD

Markets retreat on hawkish Fed comments Markets: Local and global stocks largely finished flat for the week as markets recovered from falls earlier in the week. In local stock news, Coles Group announced March quarter sales up 3.9% to $9.3 billion, even as flooding in...
US releases more oil

US releases more oil

US releases more oil Markets: The local equity market finished higher for the week whilst global markets were mixed with emerging market equities receiving a boost. Parts of the US government bond yield curve are inverting, ie. where short term bond yields are higher...
Aussie dollar takes a dive as risks rise

Aussie dollar takes a dive as risks rise

A mixed and topsy-turvy week for equity markets with Aussie and US markets trading sideways whilst European and Asian markets fell. Investors continued to take profits whilst concerns also rose regarding the US election and rising virus infection rates.In local stock...