ThreeSixty Research Market Update – March 2019


  • The US economy is generally performing well, although recent GDP and PMI figures indicate growth is slowing, and February’s payroll numbers disappointed.

  • Much of the bad news coming from China appears to have been priced in, with markets largely unperturbed by the latest downward move in China’s growth target.

  • Markets appeared satisfied with the direction of US-China trade talks, but uncertainties remain for the global trade situation, which may be exacerbated by Brexit.

  • Australia’s RBA has signalled a more neutral stance on monetary policy, with markets now pricing in a rate cut by the end of November 2019.

  • While unlikely to be as significant as previous measures, China has begun to implement more serious fiscal and monetary stimulus to combat slowing growth.

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