Weekly Market Wrap: Citigroup Surprise Index Collapse

Citigroup Surprise Index Collapse After its less-than-impressive start to the year, the S&P500 has recovered nicely and is once again trading at all-time highs. The recovery has largely occurred amid fading concerns over emerging market currency volatility. But just how convincing has this recovery actually been? Ideally, sharemarket gains should coincide with improving economic data


Weekly Market Wrap: ‘Tis The Earnings Season

The Australian earnings season is now well and truly underway, with a number of companies having reported either their half-year 2014 (1H14) or full-year 2013 (FY13) results. In today’s editorial we will take a quick look at the reporting season, and assess whether it has been a success in the eyes of the market. Raw


Weekly Market Wrap: Growth at a Standstill

The latest Australian jobs figures didn’t exactly paint a rosy picture of the employment market. By now it has become obvious the economy simply isn’t creating any new jobs, and the lack of opportunity is discouraging people from remaining in the work force. In today’s editorial we will assess the January jobs figures and recent


Weekly Market Wrap Yield Hunt Back On

It has not been a great start to the year for investors. Most of the major global equity markets have suffered steep losses during the first few weeks of 2014. There have been rumblings over emerging markets and the slide in currencies like the Turkish Lira and South African Rand. And if that weren’t enough,