Investments

Market Indicators - 30 April 2021

After a positive March, global share markets continued to perform strongly in April with all major markets (with the exception of Japan) showing positive returns.

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Market Indicator - 31 March 2021

Global equities remained strong through March with the global vaccine rollout giving investors confidence in the year ahead, with the MSCI World Index returning 7.3% in unhedged NZD

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Things to think about before you retire

The concept of retirement means different things to different people.

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Rays of hope for markets

As we say goodbye to a difficult 2020, there are some positive signs for the global economy.

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Investment Market Commentary

The December quarter was the third consecutive quarter where equity markets rallied from their March correction and significantly outperformed fixed income.

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Market Indicators - 31 Jan 2021

Global share markets finished the last calendar month of 2020 on a positive note!

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Market Indicators - 30 Nov 2020

November was another positive month for developed equity markets, encouraged by reported progress on trade negotiations between the US and China.

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Negative interest rates

Interest rates in New Zealand and around the world are exceptionally low, and have just recently gone lower.

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Market Indicators - 31 Oct 2020

Equity markets failed to find their footing following the turbulence of September, with most major indices experiencing outflows throughout October.

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Investment market performance

The September quarter turned out to be a resilient quarter for risk assets.

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Market Indicators - 30 Sep 2020

Equity markets lost ground in September, bucking their widespread positive trajectory off their pandemic-induced lows.

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Market Indicators - 31 Aug 2020

Equity markets pushed higher in August, supported by continued improvements in global manufacturing data and an indication of persistently dovish central bank policies.

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Market Indicators - 31 July 2020

Global equity markets continued their strong performance in July, with a better-than-expected earnings season in the US and continued fiscal support for households and businesses.

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Market Indicators - 30 June 2020

Global equity markets extended their remarkable quarterly gains throughout June, with the NASDAQ touching record highs

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Market Indicators - 31 May 2020

Global equities climbed and government bond yields rose as the recovery in investment markets continued throughout May.

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Investment market performance - June

Following a strong start to the new decade, share markets around the world fell sharply from mid-February as COVID-19 spread across the globe

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Market Indicators - 30 April 2020

Despite the ongoing global pandemic, markets delivered sharply positive returns in April.

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Market Indicators - 31 March 2020

Despite the ongoing global pandemic, markets delivered sharply positive returns in April.

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Market volatility-1

This video will give you a basic understanding of how share market cycles work

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Market volatility-2

This video will give you a basic understanding of how share market cycles work

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Market Indicators - 29 Feb 2020

After touching new highs earlier in the year, global equities and other risk assets sold off sharply in February over concerns about the spread of coronavirus.

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Market volatility & In-Tandem investment

It’s a fact that investment markets are volatile. This is having an impact on In-Tandem and you may have noticed your balance going up and down.

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Market Indicators - 31 Jan 2020

January proved to be an eventful month; after a strong start, culminating in the signing of the phase one deal between the US and China

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Market Indicators - 31 Dec 2019

Progress towards achieving a Phase One trade deal between the US and China fuelled the rise,

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Market Indicators - 30 Nov 2019

November was another positive month for developed equity markets, encouraged by reported progress on trade negotiations between the US and China.

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Market Indicators - 31 Oct 2019

October delivered another positive month for global markets, with global equities rising and bond yields inching higher.

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Market Indicators - 30 Sep 2019

Global markets were once again able to slip into a “goldilocks” phase of accommodative monetary policy and easing trade conflict over September

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Market Indicators - 31 Aug 2019

August was a month marked by volatility, with equity markets struggling as investor risk appetite retreated amid fears of a global recession.

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Market Indicators - 31 June 2019

July served up more positive returns for investors despite signs of increasing market strain and a weakening global economic outlook.

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Market Indicators - 30 June 2019

June was a good one for investors with all major asset classes delivering positive returns and equities recovering from the falls suffered in May.

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Market Indicators - 31 May 2019

May dished up a rocky month for investors, reminiscent of the equity correction seen in December last year.

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Market Indicators - 30 April 2019

April continued the positive start to 2019 for investors, with equity markets maintaining their positive momentum.

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Market Indicators - 31 March 2019

March brought more good news for investors, with most asset classes again posting positive returns.

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Market Indicators - 28 Feb 2019

February delivered more good news to investors with most asset classes posting positive returns for the second consecutive month.

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Market Indicators - 31 Jan 2019

Global markets rebounded in January with all developed markets posting positive returns.

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Quarterly Asset Class Commentary

The three months to March 2018 saw a big change in market dynamics relative to the prior year, and mixed returns across the major asset classes.

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Cash Fund outperform Defensive?

Generally, people invest in bonds because they tend to be defensive assets that support portfolio returns and cash flow requirements when risky assets lose value.

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