The Pulse Equities traded in a relative tight range in August but finished modestly higher. Crude oil prices recovered 7.5% on talks of possible production freezes from OPEC and non-OPEC countries when they meet in late September. China economic data was a little softer with declines in industrial production and retail sales growth. US economic […]
The Pulse After strong rises in equity prices off the lows in February, developed market equities were weaker in June, following the decision by voters in the UK to elect to leave the European Union (“Brexit”). Gold prices rose 9% in June and crude oil prices were a little lower during the month. China economic […]
The Pulse The recovery in equity and commodity prices continued in April helped by reasonable economic data and commentary from central banks that implied interest rates would remain lower for longer Oil prices continued to move higher, up another 20% in April. Iron ore prices rose 23% over the month China growth figures were reasonably […]
Treasurer Scott Morrison has handed down his first Federal Budget—the Coalition Government’s third. The winners are low and middle income earners and small business owners.
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