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For all the latest news and market commentary from Guardian Wealth Management.

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Sep 26, 2016, 3:19 PM
Global Markets recorded a week of very strong gains across all major markets. Markets reacted positively to the Bank of Japan’s announcement on Wednesday that it would keep its key interest rate steady at -0.1%
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Sep 16, 2016, 11:00 AM
Markets seesawed over the week as investors thoughts were once again dominated by concerns over US interest rate policy. Despite weak economic data out of the US last week, a speech by Eric Rosengren, President of the Boston Fed, put investors on alert as he warned that the US economy could over heat if interest rates were kept too low, leading to a sharp selloff last Friday.
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Sep 9, 2016, 11:00 AM
Global markets recorded a mixed week of returns with strong gains from Emerging markets and Europe but softer returns from the US and the UK. Market returns were largely driven by a disappointing batch of US employment data which lowered the possibility of a US September interest rate hike by the Fed.
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Sep 2, 2016, 12:23 PM
Markets have been digesting Janet Yellen’s (chairperson of the US Federal Reserve) comments over the week after she confirmed that the case for a further US interest rate rise had indeed strengthened.
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Aug 26, 2016, 12:23 PM
In a very quiet week for financial markets, with thin volumes traded, most equity markets were down over the week as investors wait for Janet Yellen’s speech, Chairperson of the US Federal Reserve, at the Jackson Hole Symposium on Friday, looking for clues as to the future path of US interest rates.
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Aug 19, 2016, 12:23 PM
During a very quiet week, equity markets initially continued their climb as weak inflation and retail sales data out of the US released last Friday reduced market expectations for a September US interest rate rise. All three US indices hit record highs by the close on Monday, with the S&P 500 returning 8.6% for the year to date.
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Aug 12, 2016, 12:23 PM
Global markets recorded a week of strong gains driven largely by positive data out of the U.S. Better than expected U.S. labour market data last Friday and strong earnings from major US department stores on Thursday buoyed investor sentiment and underlines the view that the US economy retains resilience. As a result, all three major U.S. stock indexes closed at record highs on Thursday for the first time since 1999 with the S&P 500 ending the week up 0.1%, experiencing only a brief stutter on Wednesday when productivity data released out of the U.S. was somewhat anaemic.
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Aug 8, 2016, 12:23 PM
Markets started the week off cautiously as mixed global manufacturing data, weakening oil prices and uncertainty over central bank policy following investors heightened expectations having been dashed by the relative inaction of the Bank of Japan the week before.
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Aug 5, 2016, 3:58 PM
The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has voted to cut interest rates to 0.25% and introduced a package of commitments to stimulate the UK economy post-Brexit vote after data raised concerns that Britain is heading for recession.
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Aug 1, 2016, 9:41 AM
Global markets recorded another week of modest gains in a week dominated by risk events in the form of policy announcements by the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) and the Bank of Japan (BoJ) Monetary Policy Committee.
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Jul 22, 2016, 3:47 PM
The global markets recorded modest gains at the start of the new week with the impact of Turkey’s failed coup attempt last Friday seeming to have limited impact; global stocks hit 2016 highs as geopolitical angst was seen as encouraging central banks to continue their ultra-accommodative monetary policies while equity bulls are energised by earnings reports and news of a mammoth bid for ARM Holdings by giant Japanese corporation SoftBank. Emerging market stocks looked poised for their best month since March and favourable results from the likes of Microsoft, Morgan Stanley and Abbot Laboratories aided the S&P 500 and Nasdaq in advancing.
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Jul 15, 2016, 3:47 PM
This week has seen an across the board ‘risk on’ rally as equity markets globally have risen, although there has been some softening in the UK and European markets this morning following the horrific events in Nice last night. The increased level of volatility that has followed the UK’s Brexit vote translated into large price movements in a number of assets classes, with many being the largest movements for many months or even years.
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