The Lowdown on Markets to 18th August 2017
World Markets at a Glance
In this week’s issue
- Global stock markets suffer from a second week of apprehension and fear.
- US political uncertainties strike as leading members of the administration resign.
- In Barcelona another terrorist act creates further worries for the markets and risk assets.
- Bonds, gold bullion and the Japanese yen are beneficiaries to equity market weakness.
- The global economy will deliver economic growth this year be it at a modest pace.
- We remain positive on global equities given the rise in corporate profits and dividends.
“US political drama and a Spanish terrorist attack hits market sentiment”
Peter Lowman, Chief Investment Officer
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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