As we move into the new financial year, let’s have a look at how local and international shares, as well as a selection of share fund managers, performed.
Investors take note. It’s not just rugby players that outperform in New Zealand, the economy and local sharemarket have also been riding high. Indeed, the New Zealand bourse, like the nation’s annoyingly good All Blacks, has shown its Australian counterpart a clean pair of heels in the five years to mid-July 2014.
Just as concerns about oil supply disruptions from Iraq were starting to settle, along comes a European bank scare...
America’s payroll employment report for June provided a positive surprise for financial markets...
Small-cap investing has been in the news recently with a report in the Fairfax media drawing attention to the decision by Australia’s most prominent small-cap investor, Paradice Investment Management, to return more than $800 million of its client’s money.
At its meeting this week, the RBA decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 2.5%. It is now almost a year since the Australian federal bank last tweaked the cash rate, and according to Paul Bloxham, Chief Economist, Australia & New Zealand, HSBC Bank Australia this holding pattern is set to continue.