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March 2017 Market Wrap

March was another positive month for the Australian share market, with the All Ordinaries index closing 2.5% higher at 5,904 points. The Australian Dollar was steady in March, with 1 Australian Dollar currently buying 76.41 US cents. Once again, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left the official Cash Rate on hold at 1.50% per annum.

Global share markets provided mixed results in March. The United States Dow Jones index fell 0.7%, the London FTSE gained 0.8%, the Japan Nikkei 225 fell 1.1% and the Hong Kong Hang Seng Index gained 1.6% for the month.

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February 2017 Market Wrap

February with a positive month for investment markets, with the All Ordinaries index closing the month 1.5% higher at 5,761 points. The Australian Dollar increased 1.3% in the month, with 1 Australian Dollar currently buying 76.78 US cents. The Reserve Bank of Australia left the official Cash Rate on hold at 1.50% per annum.

Global markets were stronger across the board in February. The United States Dow Jones index gained 4.8%, the London FTSE gained 2.3%, the Japan Nikkei 225 gained 0.4% and the Hong Kong Hang Seng Index gained 1.6% for the month.

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January 2017 Market Wrap

After a strong finish to the 2016 calendar year, investment markets took stock in January. The All Ordinaries index closed the month down 0.8% at 5,675 points. The Australian Dollar increased 5.3% in the month, with 1 Australian Dollar currently buying 75.85 US cents.

Global markets were also generally flat in January. The United States Dow Jones index gained 0.5%, the London FTSE fell 0.6% and the Japan Nikkei 225 fell 0.4% for the month. Once again bucking the trend was the Hong Kong Hang Seng Index, gaining 6.2% for the month (after falling in December).

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