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Written by: Ryan Love
Sunday, 01 September 2019

The Australian share market recorded its first negative month of the year, with the All Ordinaries index falling by 2.9% in August to close the month at 6,698.2 points.   The Australian Dollar continued its recent trend falling by 1.7%, with 1 Australian Dollar currently buying 67.36 US cents.   

Written by: Ryan Love
Wednesday, 31 July 2019

It was another strong month of performance for the Australian share market, with the All Ordinaries index gaining by 2.9% in July to close the month at 6,896.7 points.   The Australian Dollar fell by 2.1%, with 1 Australian Dollar currently buying 68.50 US cents.   

Written by: Ryan Love
Monday, 01 July 2019

The Australian share market finished the 2019 financial year on a positive note.   The All Ordinaries index gained by 3.2% in June to close the month at 6,699.2 points.   The Australian Dollar gained by 0.9%, with 1 Australian Dollar currently buying 70.00 US cents.   

Written by: Ryan Love
Saturday, 01 June 2019

A surprise Federal Election result was seen as a positive for the Australian share market.   The All Ordinaries index gained by 1.1% in May to close the month at 6,491.8 points.   The Australian Dollar fell by 1.6% in the month, with 1 Australian Dollar currently buying 69.36 US cents.   

Written by: Ryan Love
Tuesday, 30 April 2019

The month of April was positive for investment markets.  The All Ordinaries index gained by 2.5% to close the month at 6,418.4 points.   The Australian Dollar fell marginally, with 1 Australian Dollar buying 70.48 US cents as at the end of April.   

Written by: Ryan Love
Sunday, 31 March 2019

Investment markets were subdued in March as global political risks relating to a US/China free trade deal and Brexit remain unresolved.  The All Ordinaries index gained by 0.1% to close the month at 6,261.7 points. 

Written by: Ryan Love
Thursday, 28 February 2019

February saw global share markets continue to strengthen, with the All Ordinaries index gaining by 5.3% to close the month at 6,252.7 points.  This followed strong returns in January whereby the share market gained by 4.0%.

Written by: Ryan Love
Sunday, 03 February 2019

The month of January saw a partial recovery in share market values, with the All Ordinaries index gaining by 4.0% to close the month at 5,937.3 points.  This is the first month of positive Australian share market returns since August last year.

The Australian Dollar gained by 3.1% in the month of January, with 1 Australian Dollar buying 72.71 US cents as at the end of the month.  The Reserve Bank of Australia board did not meet in January.

Written by: Ryan Love
Tuesday, 01 January 2019

December was a hugely volatile month for global share markets, with the Australian share market coming through relatively unscathed.  The All Ordinaries index fell by 0.7% to close the month at 5,709.4 points (marking the fourth consecutive month of decline).  For the 2018 calendar year, the All Ordinaries index fell by 7.4% (excluding dividend income).

Written by: Ryan Love
Sunday, 02 December 2018

November represented the third consecutive month of negative returns for the Australian share market, with the All Ordinaries index falling by 2.8% to close the month at 5,749.3 points.  The Australian Dollar gained by 3.2%, with 1 Australian Dollar currently buying 73.06 US cents.