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Weekly Market Update – 12th October 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Share markets fell sharply over the last week led by the US share market primarily on the back of worries about rising interest rates and bond yields and the deteriorating US/China relationship. Bond yields generally declined though reflecting safe haven demand which

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Weekly Market Update – 5th October 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Share markets fell over the last week, largely in response to a renewed rise in bond yields. Commodity prices rose, although this was mainly due to higher oil prices. Strong US economic data and some rise in expectations for Fed tightening saw

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Weekly Market Update – 28th September 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

Share markets were mixed over the last week with US shares down 0.5% and Eurozone shares down 1.1% on renewed worries about Italy’s budget, but Japanese shares rose 1%. Chinese shares rose 0.8% and Australian shares rose 0.2%. Bond yields were little

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Weekly Market Update – 14th September 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

The past week saw most share markets rise, helped by good economic data, talk of another round of US/China trade talks and a bounce in emerging market shares after Turkey raised interest rates. US shares rose 1.2%, Eurozone shares gained 1.4%, Japanese

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Weekly Market Update – 7th September 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

The past week saw share markets fall on the back of worries around emerging markets, trade wars and the potential regulation of US social media stocks. US shares fell 1%, Eurozone shares lost 2.6%, Japanese shares fell 2.4% and Chinese shares fell

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Weekly Market Update – 31st August 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

The past week saw most share markets rise with US shares pushing further into record territory, but gains were capped by ongoing turmoil in the emerging world (notably Argentina and Turkey as their currencies plunged anew) and nervousness around trade, particularly ahead

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Weekly Market Update – 24th August 2018

Investment markets and key developments over the past week

The past week saw global share markets rise as Turkey slipped out of the headlines with US shares rising 0.9% to finally surpass their January high, Eurozone shares and Japanese shares up 1.5% and Chinese shares rising 3%. However, Australian shares fell

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Investing is a house

If you’re like me, looking to build a house on your own, then the following should come as no surprise: In order to construct a new home, I first off have to know my strengths—and areas where I need to rely on experts and specialists instead.

For instance, I know what

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