August 5, 2021
The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones both fell overnight, driven by disappointing US employment data, whereas the NASDAQ edged slightly higher.
US Treasury yields ticked up, while Australian Commonwealth bond yields are slightly lower.
The Australian dollar slipped a little against the stronger greenback.PDF Download PDF
August 4, 2021
US share markets closed in the black overnight, supported by good earnings results.
The RBA left its monetary policy settings unchanged yesterday, most notably keeping their commitment to reduce the amount of bond purchases to A$4.0b a month after the current program expires in September.PDF Download PDF
August 3, 2021
The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones saw a minor decline overnight, reflecting concerns over slight disappointment in yesterday’s US and Chinese PMI releases.
Long-term government bond yields declined across the advanced economies, including Australia.
The Australian dollar appreciated against the greenback.PDF Download PDF
August 2, 2021
Equities were a sea of red across all the major markets on Friday, though Aussie and Asian markets have opened stronger this morning.PDF Download PDF
July 30, 2021
The strong session on Asia-Pacific stock markets yesterday continued in the Europe and the US overnight, with the gains supported by positive earnings reports from the US and encouraging details of US GDP report.
Long-term government bond yields bounced back in the US and Australia.
The Australian dollar strengthened against the US dollar, but is unchanged against the other major currencies.PDF Download PDF
July 29, 2021
The S&P 500 was little changed overnight.
Government bond yields declined across the yield curve, both in the US and Australia.
The Australian dollar appreciated against the US dollar.PDF Download PDF