102016May

ThreeSixty Research Market Update – May 2016

 Welcome to the May edition of the Market Update.  The recovery in equity and commodity prices continued in April helped by reasonable economic data and commentary from central banks, whilst oil prices continued to move higher, up another 20% in April. In the United States GDP growth was disappointing for the quarter, whilst GDP was…

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32016May

May 2016 – Reserve Bank Cut Interest Rates to Record Low

At its meeting today, the Board decided to lower the cash rate by 25 basis points to 1.75 per cent, effective 4 May 2016. This follows information showing inflationary pressures are lower than expected. The global economy is continuing to grow, though at a slightly lower pace than earlier expected, with forecasts having been revised down a little…

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112016Apr

April Economic Update with John Owen

John Owen, Portfolio Specialist, discusses market volatility, developments in China and how MLC’s portfolios are positioned. In the latest update, John Owen, Portfolio Specialist reviews events in markets during March. He discusses: how after a weak start to the new calendar year, asset class returns were back in positive territory in March all of the…

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72016Apr

ThreeSixty Research Market Update – April 2016

Highlights: Equity and commodity markets continued to recover off their mid-February lows helped by reasonable economic data, supportive central banks and improved sentiment: Oil prices continued to move higher, up another 13% in March China economic data was, on balance, a little better US economic data continued to improve The European Central Bank surprised investors…

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142016Mar

March Economic Update with John Owen

John Owen, Portfolio Specialist, discusses market volatility, developments in China and how MLC’s portfolios are positioned. In the latest update, John reviews events in markets during February. He discusses: how the investment landscape in February was another challenging one for investors how most market returns were in negative territory (in local currency terms) resource and…

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92016Mar

ThreeSixty Research Market Update – March 2016

Highlights; Global equity markets continued to correct through February but stage an early March recovery Oil prices staged a strong recovery from mid-February – up 37% China economic data continued to consolidate and targets 6.5% minimum growth US economic data continued to improve Marginally weaker Eurozone economic data heightens the likelihood of further quantitative easing…

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