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Bulletin Issue 12 : August 2015
This Month : Market volatility

Welcome to our Latest Bulletin!

Dear Client,

We hope this bulletin will keep you up-to-date with topical financial matters that can directly affect you… and your money!

Market Volatility

Financial crisis

Although we expected markets to be volatile, following recent financial and political events, things are proving to be extremely challenging as we seek to improve prospects for growth within your portfolio. 

For example, China is adjusting the relationship of the Remnibi against other major currencies, essentially to protect a transition away from being an export led economy to one driven by its own consumers. 

Given that China is the second largest economy in the world, this revaluation has a global impact. Coupled with the continuing fall in the price of oil, this has resulted in sharp falls across global stock markets. 

Furthermore, Greece is back in focus again, with another election being called for September... threatening the already fragile agreements made within the Euro Zone for repayment of their huge debts. 

Looking ahead, we believe the situation will recover fairly quickly, but there will still be ongoing volatility as both the US and the UK continue the debate over the timing of a rise in interest rates... and what Donald Rumsfeld infamously described as the "known unknowns".

Your asset allocation

The asset allocation of your portfolios means that your funds are currently performing better than world stock markets, which endorses our strategy of retaining a cautious approach towards investing your hard-earned savings. 

However, we appreciate that media reporting on all of the above events can be worrying. If you feel you would like to discuss the situation further (and the implications for your investments) please do not hesitate to get in touch... at any time.

regards, Jeremy Hill


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