Portfolio update | March 2016
The Australian share market had a volatile start to 2016, with the S&P/ASX 300 Accumulation Index falling through January to February and recovering some gains at quarter end. March saw the Index finish the quarter at -2.64%, with A-REITs (property) the strongest sector.
From our vantage, the market’s concerns and therein volatility for the quarter, were focused on the key issues of oil price volatility, Chinese growth rates and perhaps more crucially, the US Federal Reserve’s future interest rate policy and how quickly interest rates in the US will rise in coming periods.
View the March 2016 performance reports: