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MARKET INSIGHT - April 2018

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Markets racked with doubt

March was not an easy month for investors as, in some weeks, risky assets experienced the kind of volatility seen at the end of January. Uncertainty about US monetary policy, which the Federal Reserve’s recent decision to raise key interest rates by a quarter of a point did little to quell, remained central to traders’ concerns.

 

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MARKET INSIGHT - March 2018

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The expected correction is materialising (at last!)

The correction started at the end of January but it really took hold of the financial markets in February, radically changing the general climate seen at the beginning of the year. The charts provided below highlight some salient facts that have accompanied the drop in share prices. The sell-off was not particularly surprising...

 

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MARKET INSIGHT - January 2018

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The 2017 success story and what comes
next...

2017 proved to be a bumper year for the financial markets, and the stock markets in particular. Risky assets (equities, and high yield and emerging market bonds) performed far better
than we expected a year ago. Our failing was that we, like so many others, fell into the trap of being overly cautious.

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