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06 Sep 2021

Markets in a nutshell — August 2021

Global equities rose for the seventh straight month as corporate earnings again delivered ahead of expectations, especially in the US. The bullish sentiment persisted despite slowing global economic growth and…

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30 Aug 2021

Foord — We find value

The savings industry likes to complicate matters by trying to place fund managers into a myriad of style boxes. Portfolio manager Ishreth Hassesn writes that Foord eschews manager style labels and just seeks to find…

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04 Aug 2021

Markets in a nutshell — July 2021

Global equities rose for the sixth consecutive month and key developed market bourses again scaled new highs, buoyed by earnings surprises and lower bond yields even as the COVID-19 Delta variant spread around the…

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09 Jul 2021

Markets in a nutshell — June 2021

Global equities initially took fright when the US Federal Reserve brought forward to 2023 the date by when it expected US interest rates would first rise. Markets subsequently settled as the Fed downplayed…

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09 Jun 2021

Markets in a nutshell — May 2021

Global equities sustained their rally on robust corporate earnings and vaccination rollouts. Developed markets led the gains on the gradual return to normalcy. European equities gained most as more economies relaxed…

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10 May 2021

Markets in a nutshell — April 2021

Global equities continued to rise, supported by stimulus measures, vaccine rollouts and the improving global economic outlook. Sector gains were broad-based but communication services, materials and real estate were…

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