2022 was another unpredictable year for investors and markets filled with many significant events globally and locally
With persistently high inflation in most major economies together with the Russia-Ukraine crisis the markets have had another tough quarter. In New Zealand, annual inflation is up to 7.2%.
For investors, the second quarter of 2022 saw a continued mix of difficult macro-economic and geopolitical conditions led by persistently high inflation.
Two key themes are driving markets at the moment. These are inflation and the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.
2021 was another year of uncertainty and ups and downs for investors and the markets.
New Zealand went into a national level 4 lockdown in mid-August with restrictions only slightly easing for the remainder of the country.
Mercer’s research shows Kiwis want to invest sustainably and enjoy strong investment returns.
The first half of 2021 has been strong with global markets posting positive returns and the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out being distributed quicker than anticipated, allowing more economies to re-open.
New Zealand just passed our one-year lockdown anniversary as a result of the spread of COVID-19 and the sharp drop in investment performance.
Welcome to our first quarterly update for 2021! We hope you had a wonderful summer break and took some time to relax and unwind from what was a tumultuous 2020.
2020 has been an extraordinary year for the global economy, take 5 minutes to learn more about things that could influence the direction of the global economy and your investment returns
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This video provides a basic understanding of how share market cycles work, types of asset classes and how they are affected by market fluctuations, as well as common strategies to help manage risk.