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Written by: Ryan Love
Tuesday, 31 May 2016

After gaining 4.1% in March and 3.2% in April, the strength in the Australian share market continued in the month of May.

The All Ordinaries index gained a further 2.5%, to close May at 5,447.8 points. The Australian share market is now in positive territory for 2016, despite a very shaky start.

Global investment markets were mixed in April. The US Dow Jones Index gained 0.1%, the London FTSE fell 0.2%, the Japan Nikkei 225 index gained 3.4% and the Hong Kong Hang Seng Index fell by 1.2% in the month.

Written by: Ryan Love
Sunday, 01 May 2016

The rebound in Australian shares continued in April. The All Ordinaries index gained a further 3.2% to close the month at 5,316.0 points. While this marks the second consecutive month of solid gains, close attention will be on Treasurer Scott Morrison as he delivers his first Federal Budget tomorrow night.

Global investment markets generally exhibited marginal gains in April. The US Dow Jones Index gained 0.5%, the London FTSE gained 1.1% and the Hong Kong Hang Seng Index gained 1.4% in the month. Bucking the trend was the Japan Nikkei 225 index that declined by 0.6%.

Written by: Ryan Love
Thursday, 31 March 2016

After two consecutive months of decline, the Australian share market rebounded in March.

The All Ordinaries index gained by 4.1%, to close the month at 5,151.8 points. Nevertheless, the Australian share market remains some 3.6% lower for the calendar year (and volatility in daily returns remains high).

Global investment markets were all stronger in March. The US Dow Jones Index gained 7.1%, the London FTSE gained 1.3%, the Japan Nikkei 225 Index gained 4.6% and the Hong Kong Hang Seng Index gained 8.7% for the month.

Written by: Ryan Love
Monday, 29 February 2016

The All Ordinaries index declined by 2.1% in February, to close the month at 4,947.9 points. In the first two months of 2016, the Australian share market has now fallen by 7.4%. As with any market in which there are big price drops, opportunities are opening up, but having the conviction to act is another matter.

Written by: Ryan Love
Sunday, 31 January 2016

With a change in calendar year, came a change in investor sentiment - sparking a large sell off in investment markets.  The All Ordinaries index declined by 5.4% in the month of January to close at 5,056.6 points.

Global investment markets were weaker across the board. The US Dow Jones Index declined by 5.5% the London FTSE declined by 2.5%, the Japan Nikkei 225 Index declined by 8.0% and the Hong Kong Hang Seng Index declined by 10.2%.

Written by: Ryan Love
Sunday, 10 January 2016

Australian sharemarket returns were positive in the month of December, with the All Ordinaries index gaining 2.4% to close the month at 5,344.6 points. The rally has been short-lived however, with volatility remaining a feature of invesmtent markets as we enter into the New Year.

In contrast, global investment markets were weak in December. The US Dow Jones Index declined by 1.7%, the London FTSE declined by 1.8%, the Japan Nikkei 225 Index declined by 3.5% and the Hong Kong Hang Seng Index declined by 0.4%.

Written by: Ryan Love
Monday, 30 November 2015

Investment markets were mixed in November, with both gains and losses recorded across major share markets.

For the month of November, the All Ordinaries Index declined by 1.3% to close at 5,218.2 points. The US Dow Jones Index gained by 0.3% the London FTSE declined by 0.1%, the Japan Nikkei 225 Index gained by 5.0% and the Hong Kong Hang Seng Index declined by 2.8% in November.

Written by: Ryan Love
Sunday, 01 November 2015

Investment markets bounced back from consecutive monthly losses, with solid gains recorded across all major share markets. For the month of October, the All Ordinaries Index gained 4.5% to close at 5,288.7 points.

Global shares were solid in October with the US Dow Jones Index gaining 8.5% the London FTSE gaining 4.9%, the Japan Nikkei 225 Index gaining 8.2% and the Hong Kong Hang Seng Index gaining 8.6% in September.

Written by: Ryan Love
Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Continued fears of a slowdown in Chinese economic growth and falling commodity prices resulted in global share markets continuing to decline in September. As if these issues weren’t enough, Tony Abbott was ousted as Prime Minister with Malcolm Turnbull becoming the 29th Prime Minister of Australia.

Written by: Ryan Love
Monday, 31 August 2015

It was a horror month for the Australian share market, as fears over a slowdown in Chinese growth sparked an aggressive sell-off in global markets towards the end of the month.

The All Ordinaries Index fell 8.1% in August to close at 5,222.1 points. Global shares were down with the Dow Jones Index falling 6.6%, the FTSE falling 6.7%, the Nikkei 225 Index falling 8.2% and the Hang Seng Index falling 12.0%.