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January 2016 Market Wrap

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%.

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December 2015 Market Wrap

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%.

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November 2015 Market Wrap

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.

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