Month in a Minute: November 2022

Mark Riggall, 06 Dec 2022

November was a strong month for asset prices with both shares and bonds rallying. Signs of slowing inflation pressures mean global central banks are likely to slow their pace of hiking, giving investors potential relief from the relentless rise in interest rates this year. The broad rally helped deliver solid Fund returns for the second month in a row.

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Month in a minute: October 2022

Mark Riggall, 04 Nov 2022

Opportunity knocks – Fund performance was broadly positive in October, building on the positive returns seen since mid-year. This performance has come despite ongoing weakness in financial markets over the past few months.

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Month in a minute: September 2022

Mark Riggall, 06 Oct 2022

August was a volatile month with global share prices moving sharply higher, and then lower as the month progressed. As we wrote last month, we were sceptical of the recent strength in share markets and have maintained a cautious position in our funds, reducing exposure even further during August. For this reason, monthly fund returns are only modestly negative despite significantly weaker share and bond markets.

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Month in a minute: August 2022

Mark Riggall, 06 Sep 2022

August was a volatile month with global share prices moving sharply higher, and then lower as the month progressed. As we wrote last month, we were sceptical of the recent strength in share markets and have maintained a cautious position in our funds, reducing exposure even further during August. For this reason, monthly fund returns are only modestly negative despite significantly weaker share and bond markets.

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