Archive - Dec 2015
Market Commentary – December 2015
Dec 15, 2015
The S&P ASX 200 increased 5.5% over the quarter. The volatility continued into December with the ASX 200 trading up to 5,400 points, with daily movements of 1% or more persisting. The major financial themes impacting the Australian market are the continuing decline of commodity prices, Chinese economic transition and the first US interest rate increase since 2008. We believe these trends will remain for the foreseeable future and we believe caution is warranted in the current market volatility.