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December 2019

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Equities performed well in November significantly outperforming bonds. November’s rally followed a strong month for equities in October and was propelled by similar drivers: a pick-up in sentiment due to improving global macroeconomic data and increased optimism about the prospects for a U.S. / China trade deal.

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Portfolio Insights November 2019

After a year in which we saw a combination of trade and tariff uncertainty and a general slowdown in global manufacturing, it is perhaps little surprise that Germany narrowly avoided a technical recession.

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October 2019

The third quarter presented investors with difficult conditions, where the interplay between trade, monetary policy and growth, characterised the economic narrative that has prevailed throughout 2019. 

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September 2019

Global equity indices declined during August as the U.S. and China exchanged tariff hikes, hurting investor confidence and raising trade concerns. 

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August 2019

Global equities delivered a small positive gain in July amid reassuring global macroeconomic data, a temporary truce in the U.S./China trade war

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July 2019

Q2 brought largely negative news on the U.S.-China trade front (albeit at the end of the quarter the potential ceasefire in the trade war

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June 2019

This year’s rally in equity markets came to a halt in May, with many major markets delivering negative returns.They were derailed at first by the collapse

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