Financial Market Summaries Archive

  • Equities Global equity markets continue to be volatile and, in the case of the US, approximately 10% down from the all-time highs reached in September 2018.Those concerns principally centred on […]

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    Equities Global equity markets continue to be volatile and, in the case of the US, approximately 10% down from the all-time highs reached in September 2018.Those concerns principally centred on […]

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  • Interest Rates The US central bank raised interest rates by 25 basis points (0.25%) this week, as expected, and lowered its forecast for further ‘Fed Funds’ increases in 2019 to […]

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    Interest Rates The US central bank raised interest rates by 25 basis points (0.25%) this week, as expected, and lowered its forecast for further ‘Fed Funds’ increases in 2019 to […]

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  • Equities US and Global equities have experienced significant volatility and downward pressure over the past 2 months with the US S&P 500  down over 10% from the September 21 all-time […]

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    Equities US and Global equities have experienced significant volatility and downward pressure over the past 2 months with the US S&P 500  down over 10% from the September 21 all-time […]

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  • Equities October is turning out to be the worst month for US and Global equities since the 2008 financial crisis reigniting fears that the longest bull market has come to […]

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    Equities October is turning out to be the worst month for US and Global equities since the 2008 financial crisis reigniting fears that the longest bull market has come to […]

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  • Interest Rates US Interest Rates are set by the FOMC (Federal Open Markets Committee) which meets approximately every 6 weeks. The ‘Fed’ has an unwavering commitment to ‘normalising’ interest rates. […]

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    Interest Rates US Interest Rates are set by the FOMC (Federal Open Markets Committee) which meets approximately every 6 weeks. The ‘Fed’ has an unwavering commitment to ‘normalising’ interest rates. […]

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  • Equities Last year, the US S&P 500 index rose an impressive 19%. Other markets were just about as competitive. Japan’s Nikkei 225 Average was up about the same amount while […]

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    Equities Last year, the US S&P 500 index rose an impressive 19%. Other markets were just about as competitive. Japan’s Nikkei 225 Average was up about the same amount while […]

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  • Global Stock Market Review: The nine-year bull market is narrowing. Last year, the US S&P 500 index rose an impressive 19%.Other markets were just about as competitive. Japan’s Nikkei 225 Average […]

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    Global Stock Market Review: The nine-year bull market is narrowing. Last year, the US S&P 500 index rose an impressive 19%.Other markets were just about as competitive. Japan’s Nikkei 225 Average […]

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  • Equities US equities stand out from the global pack, basking in the afterglow of tax reform and a stronger domestic economy that may be enough to shield Wall Street from […]

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    Equities US equities stand out from the global pack, basking in the afterglow of tax reform and a stronger domestic economy that may be enough to shield Wall Street from […]

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  • Fixed Income Looking at the benchmark US 10-year Treasury bond, the yield has traded in a broad range of 2.50-3.00% since the start of the year. The January/February fears of […]

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    Fixed Income Looking at the benchmark US 10-year Treasury bond, the yield has traded in a broad range of 2.50-3.00% since the start of the year. The January/February fears of […]

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  • Fixed Income A lot of attention right now is on the shape of the US Treasury yield curve. Short rates have risen sharply this year driven in large part by […]

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    Fixed Income A lot of attention right now is on the shape of the US Treasury yield curve. Short rates have risen sharply this year driven in large part by […]

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