Market Watch April 2011

Posted by admin on May 25, 2011

An overview of investment markets provided by Stephen Halmarick, Head of Investment Markets Research for Colonial First State.

Key points

  • April saw positive returns for major global equity markets, supported by a positive earnings season in the US, further merger and acquisition (M&A) activity and signs of continued recovery in the US economy.
  • Oil (+6.8%) and gold (+7.8%) prices continued to rise on geopolitical risks and on news that global inflation pressures continued to climb.

Market_watch April 2011.pdf

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