ThreeSixty Research Market Update – January 2019


  • The US Fed appears to be more cautious about the economy but remains in tightening mode, with a further two rate hikes expected in 2019.

  • There are signs of slowing momentum in the US economy but fundamentals remain relatively robust, especially in the labour market.

  • The property market has dominated the headlines in Australia, with significant falls in the Sydney and Melbourne markets during 2018.

  • Economic growth in Europe is slowing while political risks in the form of Brexit and the Italian budget are fuelling uncertainty.

  • Chinese manufacturing contracted in December while markets eagerly awaited the resumption of trade talks in the new year.

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