Weekly Market Update: April 25th 2016

Market Recap Global equity markets moved higher last week while government bond yields rose as investors have put the plethora of risks to one side, preferring to take a glass half full view of the world. The sense of panic that pervaded markets in…

BREXIT – “Staying friends” after a breakup

The risk of BREXIT – Britain exiting the European Union (EU) – looms large with the upcoming referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU, on June 23rd. Can Britain break European hearts while at the same time staying friends? And more importantly can Europe…

Central banks and the certain uncertainty paradox

“Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position. But certainty is an absurd one.” – Voltaire US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen lifted markets midweek by pouring cold water on recent comments from a number of regional US Federal Reserve Presidents. In a speech at the Economic Club…

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