In the August 2021 edition of the Monthly Market Update:
- The Australian share market reached all-time highs in July, with the S&P/ASX 200 gaining 1.1% for the month.
- US employment surprised again as non-farm payrolls came in well above expectations, coupled with a falling unemployment rate, reinforces the strength of the economy.
- Economic sentiment in Europe rose for the sixth month in a row supported by hopes of a strong economic recovery due to the reopening of economic activities.
- The RBA kept the cash rate on hold at 0.1% as expected and upgraded the outlook for 2022 with economic growth expected to be 4.0%.
Read the August 2021 Market Update here.