Another big week of economic events is in prospect in Australia over the coming week including data on business and consumer confidence and housing finance.
When economies slow, one is reminded of the value of owning defensive stocks.
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Since the beginning of the year, the Dow Jones index has decreased by 7.6%, the Nikkei 225 by 7.5% and the ASX 200 by 5.1%. In Europe, the FTSE100 has lost 3.6% and the Euronext100 3.9%.
The start of a new month ushers in a barrage of economic data. In Australia, no less than six indicators are set for release, but most investors and analysts are focussed just in direction: the Reserve Bank.
Sydney Airport and Transurban have monopoly assets that will benefit from population growth.
This year's share rout should have value investors asking if it is time to buy large-cap Australian equities on market weakness.
For stock pickers, the investing adage ?the strong get stronger" should be top of mind going into 2016.
It has been a shaky start to 2016 for global stock markets, with substantial falls across all international markets, followed by some weak rallies.
In the coming week inflation dominates the Australian economic calendar. In the United States a raft of indicators is released including those covering economic growth, consumer confidence and home sales.
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