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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 Indicators - 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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Investment market performance

Market update – quarter ended 31 December 2020

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Market Indicators - 31 Jan 2021

Global equities were broadly positive to start the year, but closed the month negative as a result of weakness towards the end of January.

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Market Indicators - 30 Dec 2020

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

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Market Indicators - 30 Nov 2020

Global equities saw strong returns across the board in November as the outlook for a successful Covid-19 vaccine boosted expectations that the worst of the pandemic

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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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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 as FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple,

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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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Market Indicators - 30 April 2020

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

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Market volatility

Mercer are preparing a series of educational videos. This first video is on market volatility and covers how the share market cycles work.

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Coronavirus – Investment Update

Global markets recently experienced a sharp fall, reflecting fears over the coronavirus that has been quickly spreading around the world.

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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 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

2019 was a bumper year for equity markets and December was no exception.

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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 July 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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How to manage financial stress

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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