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Market corrections: How bad can they get?

The drop back in US equity prices over the past two weeks has had reverberations around the world.   At this early stage, it still seems likely this period will prove only a “correction” in the ongoing global equity bull market.  In this post I analyse historical market corrections with the data suggesting that the worst

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Market downturns and the 3 bears

The volatility and declining performance of the markets over the last few weeks have certainly put some investors on edge and have been a timely reminder that, just as markets were kind to investors last year, and by and large trended up, markets can indeed go down. Given the recent volatility, depending on how your

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$US Weakness

Why is the $US so weak?

One of the surprise global market developments over the past year has undoubtedly been weakness in the $US. Why? This note suggests that, rather than simply blaming a dovish Fed or an erratic US President, the main driver of $US weakness has been the broadening (or “synchronisation”) of global growth over the past year, which

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Global Market Outlook

Global Market Outlook: Property bounces

Month in Review Global equities enjoyed another good month in November, reflecting ongoing positive economic data and still relatively low global inflation and bond yields.  Prospects for a US tax cut also helped to buoy sentiment over the month, while geo-political risks – such as North Korea – remained contained. The MSCI All-Country Equity Index

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