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Nathan Sweeney’s monthly update: US continues to lead the way

8 days ago

Despite ongoing trade-related concerns and political tussling, August was another good month for US equities.


Not all regions have fared as well though. Emerging markets fell, with Turkey’s economic and geopolitical troubles dragging down its currency and sending jitters through the emerging markets sector. UK equities also had a weaker month, with Brexit uncertainty continuing to rattle investor confidence as we move closer to the deadline for negotiations.

We see this range of returns from different asset classes as being perfectly normal. Although it might feel uncomfortable, periods where some markets move up while others move down are likely to become more common after several years of largely positive markets. This highlights the importance of diversifying investments across a range of asset classes.

Read more about how Nathan Sweeney, Senior Investment Manager, positioned the Architas Multi-Asset Active Fund range last month in a handy 2-page PDF.

For more information, call us on 020 7562 4900; Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm, calls may be recorded

Nathan Sweeney

Senior Investment Manager

Nathan co-manages the Architas Multi-Asset Active Fund range and the Architas Multi-Manager UK Equity Fund. Nathan's analyst responsibilities consist of research into US macroeconomics and US equity funds.


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