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January 27, 2016
Generally 2015 was forgettable for investors with returns and volatility influenced by a plunging oil price, nervousness created by a slowing Chinese economy plus concern over emerging markets generally, tightening monetary policy in the US but stimulatory settings in other major economies including Europe, China, and Japan (and Australia). 2016 has continued where 2015 left … Continue reading Global market volatility continues?
December 31, 2015
After continued delays the Fed has finally raised interest rates from 0.0-0.25% to 0.25 – 0.50%. This rise is in response to the continuing recovery in the US economy following the GFC. Whilst highly anticipated and prompted by the Fed for over a year, the decision was delayed in the June and September FOMC meetings … Continue reading Fed raises interest rate – good news?