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

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Jun 24, 2016, 3:47 PM
The week to date as at 12 p.m. (GMT). Brexit: the decision The week has been very clearly split into 2 parts: the 4 days leading up to the announcement of the result of the UK’s referendum on EU membership and today, which is turning out to be ‘the morning after the night before’ for many investors.
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Jun 17, 2016, 5:25 PM
It has been a busy week for markets and, whilst the issues driving them are the same ones that we have noted in recent weeks, some market movements have been sizeable. However, the shocking and tragic events in Birstall yesterday have put everything into stark perspective and are a reminder that there are more important issues in life than asset prices and currency movements.
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Jun 10, 2016, 5:25 PM
Equity markets started the week positively, rising as energy shares rallied and statements from the Federal Reserve (Fed) reassured investors that rate rises will not be too early or too aggressive.
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Jun 8, 2016, 12:44 PM
With less than one month to go and both sides ramping up their campaigns, there are valid (and tenuous) arguments being put forward by both camps in preparation for what could be the biggest shakeup of UK and EU politics, in decades. Whilst we are not voicing a preference for one side over the other, we discuss the key economic factors that could influence voters' decisions.
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Jun 3, 2016, 5:25 PM
Equity markets are having a mixed week as data continues to be contradictory and a number of geographically specific factors have come into play. As a result, whilst last week markets went up in unison, this week returns have been disparate.
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May 27, 2016, 5:25 PM
Equity markets across the globe have been enjoying a positive week, led by China and Europe with the Hang Seng and Euro Stoxx 50 posting gains of 4.0% and 3.9% respectively to noon Friday.
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May 23, 2016, 5:25 PM
Performance across equity markets was mixed as investors repriced the potential for a June/July US interest rate hike following the release of the April US Federal Reserve minutes. The minutes suggested that a rate hike is still very much a possibility should employment and inflation data continue to strengthen. Futures markets repriced the probability of such a move from 4% at the beginning of the week to a 30% chance by the end, and a 51% chance of a move by the July meeting, post the UK’s EU referendum.
May 20, 2016, 3:37 PM
As part of the ongoing GWM Group growth strategy, Chris Payne, ex Aspinalls will head up a new FCA authorised division namely GWM Investment Management based in Mayfair London.
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May 16, 2016, 5:25 PM
It was a mixed week for equity markets. Despite the continued appreciation in the oil price, with Brent crude hitting a six month high, the US dollar continued to strengthen, supported by robust US retail sales figures on Friday, keeping the possibility of a July interest rate rise alive. The S&P 500 fell 0.44%, MSCI Emerging Markets index also fell 0.54% negatively impacted by the strength of the dollar, as was Gold, falling 1.32% over the week
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May 9, 2016, 5:25 PM
Equity markets were down due to weak US and Chinese macro data and disappointing earnings results, particularly from European bank stocks. The S&P 500 fell 0.33%, MSCI Europe ex UK -2.48%, MSCI United Kingdom -1.80%, Nikkei 225 -3.36%, and MSCI Emerging Markets -2.76%. Brent Crude oil also fell 4.22% closing the week at $45.37 a barrel, whilst the Gold price closed broadly flat at $1,287.72, having broken through $1,300 earlier in the week, the first time since January 2015.
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May 3, 2016, 5:25 PM
Equity markets retreated following a week of inaction from central bankers and poor earnings results in the US. The US dollar continued to weaken, having fallen over 6% versus a basket of currencies since the start of the year which helped to further boost the oil price, closing at $48.13 dollars for Brent oil, a rise of 72% since the January lows.
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Apr 25, 2016, 5:25 PM
Markets made further progress as the oil price continued to strengthen despite no agreement to a production freeze having been reached between the major oil producing countries at Doha. Brent crude closed the week at $45.11. The Japanese Nikkei 225 rose 4.30% in local currency terms, spurred on by a weakening Yen ahead of this Thursday’s Bank of Japan (BoJ) policy meeting, whilst the S&P 500 rose 0.53% and MSCI Europe ex UK rose 1.82%.
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Apr 18, 2016, 3:30 PM
Markets had their best week for the year driven by encouraging Chinese economic data combined with continued US dollar weakness and a rising oil price, providing an improving picture for the global economy. The Japanese Nikkei 225 had a particularly strong week, rising 6.17% in US dollar terms as it bounced strongly from an oversold position and rising expectations of further stimulus from the Bank of Japan at its 28th April meeting.
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Apr 15, 2016, 3:45 PM
According to the leaked documents, Mossack Fonseca have worked with individuals or companies ranging from FIFA presidents, drug barons and friends of presidents and in some instances they have continued to assist existing clients after they were placed under sanctions by the US Treasury.
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Apr 11, 2016, 3:45 PM
Markets were mixed with the most significant news being the continued rapid appreciation of the Japanese Yen versus the US dollar which rose almost 3½ percent in one week alone.
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Apr 4, 2016, 3:45 PM
Markets had a mixed week as Janet Yellen, chairperson of the US Federal Reserve dampened down expectations of an April US interest rate rise citing the limited firepower available to central banks should they kill off the recovery early.
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Mar 29, 2016, 4:35 PM
Global equities dipped as five members of the US Federal Reserve's rate-setting committee suggested that a rate hike could come as early as April. Federal funds futures are currently pricing in a rate hike in late 2016 to early 2017.
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