The Pulse In November equity markets were boosted by Donald Trump’s election victory as investors bet that his policies will be better for business and likely to lead to stronger US economic growth. Oil prices rose 5.5% to US$49.41 per barrel (WTI) after OPEC and some non-OPEC countries agreed to cut production. Chinese purchasing manager […]
A word from the Directors: 2016 – the year of change 2016 has been a year of change; political, economical and socially. We’ve seen the passing of key superannuation legislation, as well as ‘unexpected’ outcomes in international elections and referendums.
On announcement of Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States our attention quickly turned to the financial markets to gauge the impact. So, what do we know of President-elect Trump’s policies and what will they mean for us?
The Pulse In October equity and bond markets were both a little weaker as investors worried about higher US interest rates and the outcome of the US elections. Crude oil prices were about 3% weaker as oil producer nations failed to agree to production cuts. Chinese economic data was relatively good helped by infrastructure and […]
The Pulse In September equity and bond markets were dominated by investor concerns around the timing of the next US interest rate hike. Crude oil prices rose 8% on talks from producer countries of possible cuts to oil production levels. Chinese economic data continued to show that economic growth is being supported by strong […]