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Article | 10 October 2018 | Investments
Equity markets were largely flat in September.
It was an up and down month for the UK equity market, which continues to be beset by uncertainty around Brexit negotiations. As a result of this uncertainty, the value of sterling fluctuated in September. This had a knock on effect on equities, which although also saw some highs and lows ended the month relatively flat.
The trade war initiated by President Trump is still being waged without any further surprises. The implementation of the previously announced tariffs by the US and the retaliation by China was largely expected so did not really move equity markets. Perhaps as a result of no further surprises we have started to see a recovery in emerging markets, which are badly affected by worsening trade relations.
Japan is one market that has begun to outperform alongside the US following positive retail sales and economic growth figures.
Read more about how Sheldon MacDonald, Deputy Chief Investment Officer, positioned the Architas Multi-Asset Blended Fund range and Architas Multi-Asset Passive Fund range last month in a shareable client-friendly PDF.
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