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22 May 2017 -

Resources Rebound, Ryman Disappoints

Global markets were higher on Friday, although the US market pared gains into the close on reports by Washington Post that investigators are focusing on a current White House official as a person of interest in their probe of Russian influence on the elec

19 May 2017 -

US Market Rebounds, Infratil

Global markets were mixed overnight, as the US market recovered some ground with Technology stocks leading the market rebound. The relief rally came after the biggest one day fall on Wall Street in 8-months on Wednesday after concerns that obstruction of

18 May 2017 -

Trump Sparks Sell-off, a Win for Fisher & Paykel

Global markets sold off overnight, US Treasuries rallied the most since Brexit, and volatility spiked higher as the turmoil surrounding the Trump administration roiled financial markets around the globe. We noted just yesterday that the US market had been

18 May 2017 -

Trump Sparks Sell-off

Global markets sold off overnight, US Treasuries rallied the most since Brexit, and volatility spiked higher as the turmoil surrounding the Trump administration roiled financial markets around the globe. We noted just yesterday that the US market had been

17 May 2017 -

Rise of the Chinese Consumer, Elders

Global markets were higher overnight as the US market hit fresh record highs. Optimism was driven by a jump in the price of oil as Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed to extend their current oil production output quota through to March 2018. As we discussed ye

17 May 2017 -

US Market Hovers Near All-time Highs

Global markets were mixed overnight in what was a quiet night in terms of news flow. The US market continues to drift as it hovers near record highs. As we mentioned last week, global markets have been remarkably calm of late, with the VIX (a measure of

15 May 2017 -

Lowest Volatility in Decades, RBNZ Sees NZD Fall

Global markets were little changed overnight as volatility remains subdued. A rebound in the oil price saw the energy sector make gains while investors digested a weak batch of US corporate earnings and news that Trump has dismissed the FBI chief.

15 May 2017 -

Xero to Hero

Global markets were mixed overnight as the US market sold off but did manage to pare losses over the day. US stocks fell as worse than expected sales at Macy’s and Kohl’s sparked a sell-off across department stores, and Snapchat shares plunged as it repor

15 May 2017 -

New Oil World, Z Energy

Global markets were mixed on Friday, with the US market ending slightly lower as Technology stocks were once again the bright spot. The outlook for the price of oil is back in the headlines in recent times, with oil notching its first weekly gain in a m