In August, the global reopening continued, with a number of countries further lifting pandemic restrictions. This is despite the Delta variant continuing to spread and daily cases picking up across
The global economic recovery remained strong in July as the Coronavirus vaccination roll-out continued. This was somewhat tempered by the spread of the Delta variant of the virus.
Global share markets remained strong through March with the global vaccine rollout giving investors’ confidence in the year a head.
Global equities continued their upward trajectory in May as many developed economies continued to reopen, leveraging off surprisingly efficient vaccine rollouts.
After a positive March, global share markets continued to perform strongly in April with all major markets (with the exception of Japan) showing positive returns.
Global equities remained strong through March with the global vaccine rollout giving investors confidence in the year ahead, with the MSCI World Index returning 7.3% in unhedged NZD
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Global equities saw strong returns across the board in November as the outlook for a successful Covid-19 vaccine boosted.
Equity markets lost ground in September, bucking their widespread positive trajectory off their pandemic-induced lows. Uncertainties in the form of the upcoming US Presidential election
Equity markets pushed higher in August, supported by continued improvements in global manufacturing data and an indication of persistently dovish central bank policies.
Global equity markets continued their strong performance in July, with a better-than-expected earnings season in the US and continued fiscal support for households and businesses.
Global equity markets extended their remarkable quarterly gains throughout June.
Global equities climbed and government bond yields rose as the recovery in investment markets continued throughout May.
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Despite the ongoing global pandemic, markets delivered sharply positive returns in April. US equity markets had their best performance since 1987.
March proved to be one of the worst months for asset prices in modern history.
After an extended period of positive returns, share markets have been experiencing significant sell-offs in recent weeks as the world grapples with the uncertainty of the spread of Covid-19.
After touching new highs earlier in the year, global equities and other risk assets sold off sharply in February over concerns about the spread of coronavirus.
Global markets tumbled for a sixth consecutive day to Thursday 27 February, dragging down the S&P500 (main US equity market) more than 10% in just a week, reflecting rising fears over the coronavirus.
January proved to be an eventful month; after a strong start, culminating in the signing of the phase one deal between the US and China.
2019 was a bumper year for equity markets and December was no exception.
October delivered another positive month for global markets, with global equities rising and bond yields inching higher.
Global markets were once again able to slip into a “goldilocks” phase of accommodative monetary policy and easing trade conflict over September.
July served up more positive returns for investors despite signs of increasing market strain and a weakening global economic outlook.
June was a good one for investors with all major asset classes delivering positive returns and equities recovering from the falls suffered in May.
April continued the positive start to 2019 for investors, with equity markets maintaining their positive momentum.
March brought more good news for investors, with most asset classes again posting positive returns.
Global markets rebounded in January with all developed markets posting positive returns.
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Despite persistent volatility throughout the month, the majority of equity markets across North America and the Pacific clawed backed some of their October losses in November, posting positive returns
October 2018 is being called “the worst month in ten years” after many major global share markets had much of their year to date gains annihilated by another large bout of volatility.
Global equity investors struggled with the uncertainty of ever more ubiquitous trade tensions over the month, although markets still delivered a small positive return in aggregate.
Global markets posted positive returns in aggregate during August.
Positive returns in the US and Australia and falls in Europe, Japan and Emerging Markets over the month, resulted in a relatively flat aggregate return from global share markets in June.
April saw equity markets bounce back from their recent decline, delivering positive returns across all developed economies.
March started on a positive note, bouncing back from losses in February.
Early in February the announcement that the US budget deficit would reach close to US$1 trillion in 2018 aroused fears of inflation and higher interest rates.