Investment Matters

The markets

Markets 30 9 15

The volatility continued this week - both on the Australian and overseas markets.  

In Australia, Tuesday was a significant negative day, driven by resource companies.  The preceding US market session provided a poor lead in, driven by weak Chinese industrial profit data and a Glencore share price collapse (based on debt concerns).

However, for the week-to-date, the Australian market has managed to achieve a slight gain (+0.3%), with the remaining trading days positive.  The US market finished slightly down for the week-to-date; down 0.6%.