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.
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
Global equities were broadly positive to start the year, but closed the month negative as a result of weakness towards the end of January.
Global share markets finished the last calendar month of 2020 on a positive note!
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
Equity markets failed to find their footing following the turbulence of September, with most major indices experiencing outflows throughout October.
Equity markets lost ground in September, bucking their widespread positive trajectory off their pandemic-induced lows.
Equity markets pushed higher in August, supported by continued improvements in global manufacturing data and an indication of persistently dovish central bank policies.
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.
Global equity markets extended their remarkable quarterly gains throughout June, with the NASDAQ touching record highs as FAANG (Facebook, Amazon, Apple,
Despite the ongoing global pandemic, markets delivered sharply positive returns in April.
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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.
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,
November was another positive month for developed equity markets, encouraged by reported progress on trade negotiations between the US and China.
October delivered another positive month for global markets, with global equities rising and bond yields inching higher.
August was a month marked by volatility, with equity markets struggling as investor risk appetite retreated amid fears of a global recession.
July served up more positive returns for investors despite signs of increasing market strain and a weakening global economic outlook.
May dished up a rocky month for investors, reminiscent of the equity correction seen in December last year.
April continued the positive start to 2019 for investors, with equity markets maintaining their positive momentum.
February delivered more good news to investors with most asset classes posting positive returns for the second consecutive month.