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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?

It was a volatile third quarter for international share markets as global growth concerns and rising geopolitical unrest showed no signs of slowing. After a sharp selloff in August, share markets recovered in September, with most indices managing to end the quarter higher than they started. Against this backdrop, the MSCI All Country World Index finished the third quarter up 0.6%, in local currency terms.

 

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The markets in picture

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

 

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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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