The Lowdown on Markets to 17th July 2017
World Markets at a Glance
In this week’s issue
- Global equity markets resume their upward trend helped by weaker US economic data
- US core consumer prices, excluding food and energy, are currently at a disappointing 1.7%
- US Consumer sentiment is showing signs of weakness which might alter the Feds stance
- A global synchronous recovery is enhancing the possibility of central bank tightening
- Asia [ex Japan] and the emerging markets continue to produce the best returns this year
- Equities remain the asset class of choice, given the unattractiveness of bonds and cash
Peter Lowman, Chief Investment Office
Peter Lowman has been in investment management for over forty years and prior to becoming Chief Investment Officer for Investment Quorum, he worked within a larger asset managers, primarily as an Investment Director with Cazenove’s. He is responsible for the overall investment strategy for Investment Quorum clients and sits on the Investment Quorum Committee.
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