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Like Australia, many global equity markets have taken a turn downwards, with the falls in the markets closely linked to the rise of the US Dollar. However, the S&P500 and Nikkei 225 have bucked this trend to hold up pretty well during September.

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Like Australia, many global equity markets have taken a turn downwards, with the falls in the markets closely linked to the rise of the US Dollar. However, the S&P500 and Nikkei 225 have bucked this trend to hold up pretty well during September.

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US rate rise – will they or won’t they? Expectations of an interest rate rise in the US continue to dominate markets with the latest minutes from the US Federal Reserve indicating it is divided over whether to take the plunge in June or September, or perhaps even later. Every bit of data coming out of the States will be closely scrutinised as people try to guess when the Fed will be prompted to act. Some of the major things [...]

Like Australia, many global equity markets have taken a turn downwards, with the falls in the markets closely linked to the rise of the US Dollar. However, the S&P500 and Nikkei 225 have bucked this trend to hold up pretty well during September.

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Muddled markets, mixed messages Three things happened in the US last week that I want to draw your attention to. Number one, there was weaker-than-expected demand for long-dated bond auctions and US long bonds were sold off. Two, US equities were sold off. And three, Chair of the US Federal Reserve Janet Yellen said cash is not a good place to store wealth. With all three asset classes apparently out of favour, where does this leave investors? Recent economic data [...]

Like Australia, many global equity markets have taken a turn downwards, with the falls in the markets closely linked to the rise of the US Dollar. However, the S&P500 and Nikkei 225 have bucked this trend to hold up pretty well during September.

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US Dollar leads markets It’s all about the US Dollar this week as the currency continues to strengthen, dominating equities, rates and commodities. It’s the main reason behind the rally in European equity markets – up around 10% since the beginning of the year.  And it’s also contributing to the Nikkei 225 rally, which is now above 19,000 for the first time in 15 years. This is because the stronger US Dollar has reduced prices and in turn improved the [...]

Like Australia, many global equity markets have taken a turn downwards, with the falls in the markets closely linked to the rise of the US Dollar. However, the S&P500 and Nikkei 225 have bucked this trend to hold up pretty well during September.

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Fabulous February – Equities accelerate globally February proved to be a great month for equities with many records broken and markets posting their best monthly performance in years. Here's a roundup of some of the major markets around the world: In the US, both the S&P500 and the Dow Jones Industrial indices continued to make record highs. The NASDAQ is now within a whisper of breaking the 5000 level – trading as high as 4988 intra-day. In the UK, the [...]
All eyes on Greece debt drama Equity markets continue to perform well helped along by the bounce back in oil prices. However, the eyes of the world are on Greece this week as the country stares down its creditors. Clock ticking for Greece Finance ministers from the euro-zone are due to convene to reach a deal on Greece that would enable the country to meet its near-term financial obligations. However there is increasing nervousness that the European Central Bank may [...]