NZX & Wall Street Set Records, ASX Stuck in Range | Xero

NZX & Wall Street Set Records, ASX Stuck in Range | Xero

Global markets were little changed overnight with Wall Street touching new record highs as volatility remains muted. Unlike the US & NZ share markets, which have started the month of October by notching fresh record highs, the ASX is struggling to stay wi

Weekend of Politics & Week Ahead | G8 Education’s Acquisition

Weekend of Politics & Week Ahead | G8 Education’s Acquisition

Global markets were little changed on Friday as investors seemed to shrug off concerns around North Korea. It was a weekend of politics, with the German Election held on Sunday and results are still coming in. Closer to home, over the weekend the event t

Irma Relief Rally | A2 Milk Continues to Defy Gravity

Irma Relief Rally | A2 Milk Continues to Defy Gravity

Global markets were higher overnight with the US market rallying back to near all-time highs. The rally was experienced as Hurricane Irma weakened dramatically, and the expected financial losses shrank (at least in the US) which saw insurers and banks lea

RBA on Hold | Still Positioned for Currency Weakness

RBA on Hold | Still Positioned for Currency Weakness

Global markets sold off overnight as the US market opened after a 3-day weekend and reacted to fresh tensions involving North Korea. Closer to home, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept its key cash rate at 1.5 per cent for the thirteenth straight m

No Surprises from Yellen | Costa Group Soars

No Surprises from Yellen | Costa Group Soars

Global markets were mixed on Friday, as US stocks and Treasuries rose while the dollar sank after Janet Yellen’s speech didn’t take the hawkish tone some expected.  The annual gathering of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming was the key event to

Week Ahead | Spark’s Solid Result

Week Ahead | Spark’s Solid Result

Global markets were lower on Friday after further White House turmoil, as investors continue to be concerned around the Trump Administration’s ability to pursue its pro-growth agenda.

What to Watch this Week | A2 Milk Soars

What to Watch this Week | A2 Milk Soars

Global markets were mixed on Friday as European markets continued to slide on geopolitical concerns, while the US market ended the session slightly higher. As we touched on last week, the war of words between the US and North Korea has halted a remarkable

Volatility Remains Subdued | PGG Wrightson Reports

Volatility Remains Subdued | PGG Wrightson Reports

Global markets traded in a tight range once again overnight, with the US market drifting lower as President Donald Trump escalated the war of words with North Korea. Trump told reporters that North Korea "will be met with fire and fury like the world has

Local Earnings – What to Watch this Week | Infratil

Local Earnings – What to Watch this Week | Infratil

Global markets were generally lower on Friday although the US Dow Jones index managed to touch a new high. US quarterly profit reports continue to dominate news flow especially as investors have been counting on earnings to support the relatively high val

Currency Correction? | ATM Launch US Stock Coverage

Currency Correction? | ATM Launch US Stock Coverage

Global markets were generally lower on Friday, while local currencies moved higher as the US Dollar continued to slide. Both the Australian Dollar and NZ Dollar have surged to recent highs of 79 cents and 74 cents versus the US dollar respectively. The mo