Market Commentary: July 2019

Here are this month’s highlights: Geopolitical factors and monetary policy action gave investors pause for thought this month, and global equities closed modestly higher. The Federal Reserve Bank lowered interest rates as expected, trade tension simmered and the UK...

Market Commentary: June 2019

Here are this month’s highlights: It was a volatile month for global risk assets. The oil price ticked up on supply concerns, as tensions between Iran and the US escalated and OPEC agreed to maintain production cuts. Sentiments on a resolution to the trade-spat...

Market Commentary: May 2019

Here are this month’s highlights: Global Equities dipped sharply, in the  face of  tougher trade talk  and global growth headwinds. The knock-on effect of Sino-US trade tension and slowing Chinese growth has taken its toll emerging markets and commodities. Local...

Market Commentary: April 2019

Here are this month’s highlights: Global equity markets put in a strong showing in April. Concerns around global growth ebbed, as key players including China and the US registered stronger-than-expected GDP growth rates for the first quarter. The still-dovish tone of...

Market Commentary: March 2019

Here are this month’s highlights: Global equities closed the first quarter firmly higher, with Developed Markets and the US leading the charge. Investor sentiment was buoyed by the dovish tone of Central Banks, and the implication interest rates would remain lower for...