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5 March 2014
February was a strong month for global share markets, as emerging market concerns were put to one side (at least for the moment) and the market looked through weather-impacted weakness in US economic data.
6 February 2014
Market disruptions in emerging markets continued to escalate in January. While initially resisting these developments late last year, developed share markets have now also relented and were universally weak last month.
8 January 2014
The Australian share market ended December close to where it started, but took a round trip to get there...
28 September 2011
UniSuper’s Chief Investment Officer, John Pearce, provides a market update for UniSuper members. I would like to take this opportunity to briefly reflect on the latest round of corporate earnings announcements, particularly in the context of volatile equity markets.
1 September 2011
This note is a follow up to the Market Update I posted on the 9th of August. At the time we described the market as being 'gripped with fear', immediately following the downgrading of the USA sovereign from AAA+ to AA+ by rating agency Standard and Poors. To get an appreciation of the extent of market volatility experienced during the month the following table shows the ranges traded in key markets.
9 August 2011
This letter from UniSuper’s Chief Investment Officer, John Pearce, provides a market update for UniSuper members.