Monthly Archives: January 2015

Monthly Recap: January 2015

Global equity markets ended the month down 1.63%, amid global growth concerns. Despite positive earnings announcement from Apple, Visa and Amazon, the S&P500 Index dropped 3.1%, on the back of weaker than expected growth and tumbling oil prices. On the other hand, European stocks were buoyed by the European Central Bank’s (ECB) pledge to purchase …

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Newsletter: Volume 12, Issue 1, January 2015

US Dollar Doldrums – Amid a dichotomy in global growth, a collapse in commodity prices, rising geopolitical risks and the largest Ebola outbreak in history, the MSCI All-Country World Index returned 2.10% in 2014. North American stocks fared better than most other developed nations due to solid US economic growth. Both the Dow Jones and …

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