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Despite a mixed third-quarter earnings season and stubbornly high inflation, October results saw a comeback in most global sharemarkets. All eyes are now on central banks, as price pressures start showing signs of cooling.
With the markets double digit downturn since the start of 2022 should you be making any changes to your KiwiSaver or other long-term investments?
The conflict in Ukraine has added to the increased level of uncertainty prevailing in financial markets this year, which were already grappling with concerns over high inflation and the expectation of higher interest rates.
Interest rates fell over the month of September and for the ﬁrst time in New Zealand some market rates went negative. Into the tail end of the month government bonds with maturities out to 5 years were providing negative yields. This implies that a purchaser of these bonds, if they held them to maturity, would receive a negative return on their investment..
Heightened Sensitivity Investors continue to face two contrasting scenarios: A) Global economies remain subdued and markets decline from elevated levels;or B)Central bank stimulus continues to prime the pump and markets continue to climb in value. As a result,...
Politics Intrudes on Markets The risk of President Trump’s impeachment increased in September with Democrats instigating the first stages of the process. The seriousness for US markets will take time to play-out but political focus is likely to drift from the economy...
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