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Market review

A summary of how investment markets have performed over the last quarter.

What’s happened in the last quarter?

New Zealand equity markets had another strong quarter with the NZX 50 making a new all-time high. The strong finish to the year came as business sentiment, which had been falling for most of the year, rebounded abating some fears of an economic slowdown.

 

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The markets in picture

Here’s our visual round up of the financial markets for the quarter ending December 2019.

 

 

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Five things to watch for in 2020

Financial markets have enjoyed a 10-year bull run. Will 2020 see the upward trend continue, or can we expect more of the volatility experienced over the past 12 months? Find out what we believe will be the five key factors shaping markets in 2020.

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Source: ANZ New Zealand Investments Limited (ANZ Investments), Bloomberg, Factset.

Market return indices: Global shares (MSCI All Country World Index); US shares (S&P 500 Index); Technology shares (NASDAQ 100 Index); UK shares (FTSE 100 Index); Chinese Shares (Shanghai Composite Index); New Zealand shares (NZX 50 Index); Global Bonds (JPM World Govt Bond Index); New Zealand Bonds (NZX New Zealand Government Stock Index); International listed property (FTSE EPRA Nareit Custom Developed Rental (ex-AU & NZ) Index); New Zealand listed property (NZX Property Index); Australian listed property (ASX 200 REIT Index). Returns are for the quarter, and are based on the stated market indices, shown in local currency terms and are unhedged, unless otherwise stated.

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