If 2016 taught us anything, it was to expect the unexpected. Britain’s vote to exit the European Union and Donald Trump’s election as the next US President surprised the pundits and markets alike.
The Pulse In November equity markets were boosted by Donald Trump’s election victory as investors bet that his policies will be better for business and likely to lead to stronger US economic growth. Oil prices rose 5.5% to US$49.41 per barrel (WTI) after OPEC and some non-OPEC countries agreed to cut production. Chinese purchasing manager […]
The Pulse In October equity and bond markets were both a little weaker as investors worried about higher US interest rates and the outcome of the US elections. Crude oil prices were about 3% weaker as oil producer nations failed to agree to production cuts. Chinese economic data was relatively good helped by infrastructure and […]
The Pulse In September equity and bond markets were dominated by investor concerns around the timing of the next US interest rate hike. Crude oil prices rose 8% on talks from producer countries of possible cuts to oil production levels. Chinese economic data continued to show that economic growth is being supported by strong […]