MONTHLY VIEW - SEPTEMBER 2021

August is a key reporting month for listed companies and did not disappoint. The anticipated rebound in earnings was evident and results broadly exceeded expectations. This was reflected in share price movements.

MONTHLY VIEW - AUGUST 2021

While the New Zealand and Australian economies are experiencing the same macroeconomic conditions (rising inflationary pressure, unemployment at low levels and rising house prices as key examples), the performance of the respective share markets is diverging.

MONTHLY VIEW - JULY 2021

Fixed interest and share markets were both focused on the inflation outlook in June. If inflation accelerates, and proves to be persistent, then central banks will be forced to take action to limit the level of price rises.

MONTHLY VIEW - JUNE 2021

The Australian share market continued to outperform the New Zealand market. The ASX 200 Accumulation index was up 1.1% in NZD whereas the NZX 50 index declined 3.2% in May.

MONTHLY VIEW - MAY 2021

The New Zealand share market enjoyed a positive April with the S&P/NZX 50 Gross index up 1.4%. April’s better return was insufficient to offset the declines in the prior two months.

MONTHLY VIEW - APRIL 2021

March was a month of further gains for equity markets locally and globally, while bond markets were flat or negative for the period. Read on for our expectations of these asset classes over the near term.

MONTHLY VIEW - MARCH 2021

The prospect of increasing inflation should not be regarded as uniformly negative for markets. Central banks have been striving to encourage modest inflation for several years.

MONTHLY VIEW - FEBRUARY 2021

Share markets were subject to a variety of unusual circumstances in January. Although the events of the month were tumultuous the New Zealand market ended the month marginally positive.

MONTHLY VIEW - DECEMBER 2020

The United States and Europe had a resurgence of COVID 19 cases in November leading to a second round of lockdowns in Europe and increased social distancing in the US.

MONTHLY VIEW - NOVEMBER 2020

Both the New Zealand and Australian share markets had a positive month. In New Zealand companies with 30 June balance dates reported in October.