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Market Update - 30th June 2012
10 key points from Zenith's nine page Market Report are as follows:






Key Points:


  • The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced a 25 basis point (bp) cut in June, reducing the overnight cash rate for the second
    consecutive month.
  • The 3 Month Bank Bill Swap Rate declined by 11bp in June to end the financial year 89bp down.
  • Australian Equities experienced marginal gains, with the All Ordinaries Index gaining 0.04% and the S&P/ASX 200 Index price
    rising by 0.45%.
  • Australian Listed Property performed strongly during June, with the price of the S&P/ASX 300 A-REITs Index rising by
    2.71%.
  • Many regional share markets posted gains during June, with the TOPIX (Japan)
    performing the strongest to gain 7.03%. European equities also posted strong
    gains, with the STOXX 50 Index (Europe)
    appreciating by 4.77% and the FTSE 100 Index (UK) rising by 4.70%.
  • The price of Gold appreciated by 2.37%, ending the financial year 6.47% higher.
  • Oil prices continued to decline, with West Texas Crude falling by 1.81% during June.
  • Overall, Commodities recovered some lost ground during June, rising by 0.69%, to end the financial year 13.58% lower.
  • The Australian Dollar appreciated against most major currencies, in particular against the Japanese Yen (JPY), 7.06%, and the
    US Dollar (USD), 5.17%. In absolute terms, the Australian Dollar gained 3.94%
    as measured by the Trade Weighted Index (TWI).
  • Volatility declined by 6.98% during June, indicated improved market sentiment.

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 Source:       Zenith Investment Partners





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