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Article | 17 May 2019 | Investments
These rises were fuelled in part by improved global macro data, with stronger than expected economic growth in the US in the first three months of the year.
Even so, concerns are already being raised about whether the next set of data will be as strong. Markets also benefited from company earnings in the US coming in ahead of lowered expectations.
The potential for a $2 trillion infrastructure spending programme in the US is a possible catalyst to drive markets further and to make other governments think along the same lines. This significant potential sum could help extend the current decade-long market rally. The challenges for markets remain the potential for the US/China trade war to escalate as well as ongoing uncertainty over Brexit, which has been hampering both the UK and Europe.
Read more about how Nathan Sweeney, Senior Investment Manager, positioned the Architas Multi-Asset Active Fund range last month in a handy two-page PDF.