Blog: Market Update

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What do travel and retirement planning have in common? At first glance not much, however, whilst visiting the UK recently I was reminded of this saying at the London Tube stations – “mind the gap”. Most visitors to London have heard the words “mind the gap” when travelling on the tube.

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September was a positive month for most share markets across the world, bouncing back from some softness in August.

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After good gains so far this year, diversified portfolios produced a relatively flat return for August, but looking below the surface there was a bit more going on.

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Portfolio returns were solid again in July, led by global share markets rising 3%.

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Global share markets had a strong positive performance in June, rebounding from May’s weakness, but in a somewhat volatile fashion.

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Most portfolios gave back a small portion of this year’s strong gains during May

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April saw global share markets continue the strong performance that we have seen so far this year.

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Global share markets had another positive month and have had one of the fastest starts to the year since the 1990’s

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Global share markets continued to rebound in February and have now recovered almost all of the decline we saw in the last three months of 2018.

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Global share markets rose slightly in November (up 1%), although returns for NZ investors were offset by a 5% rise in the New Zealand Dollar.

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Share markets continued their 2017 ascension during October, with a moderate 3% gain boosted further by the New Zealand Dollar falling 5%.

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Share markets rose further in September, shrugging off the unresolved NZ election and war of words between the United States and North Korea.

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August was a relatively quiet month for share markets, but with currency movements boosting fund returns.

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Share markets again rose moderately for the month, which saw investment fund returns resume their gradual upward path.

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June was a fairly quiet month for world share markets, with most investment funds relatively flat – although this capped off a solid overall first half of the year.

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Global share markets added another 1% in May, amidst a background of solid economic growth spiced up with news of political instability in Italy.

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Share markets regained ground as February progressed, recovering most of the declines from the start of the month.