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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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October 2015 Market Wrap

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.

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