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Monthly Global Market Commentary May 21, 2018

This month, the ongoing U.S. economic recovery became the second longest on record and, if the trend persists into late next year this one could be the lengthiest ever. Americans may have reason to celebrate but some investors are more concerned about the end of the business cycle – which often goes badly. Historically, equities […]

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Monthly Global Market Commentary May 14, 2018

Last week ended strong with the S&P 500 up 2.49% and the MSCI World Index up 2.15%. They were largely driven by gains in Energy, Information Technology, Financial and Industrials. Much of the news was dominated by President Trump following through on his campaign promises. The Iran Deal President Trump exited the Iran deal on […]

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Government Policies Take Center Stage

The U.S. equity market had another volatile week. The week started with sloppy performance despite strong earnings results. On Friday, the broad market was lifted by strong technology and financial shares, erasing almost all losses for the week. Main events last week included the Fed meeting and a high level delegation of U.S. trade negotiators […]

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Geopolitics Takes Center Stage

Geopolitics Takes Center Stage

Last week closed flat as early week concerns over inflation and missed earnings in Caterpillar (attributable to increased steel costs) were offset by large earnings surprises coming out of the technology sector. The S&P 500 ended the week at 0.00% while the MSCI World Stock Index ended down -0.11%. Korean Peace Talks Positive news came […]

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Monthly Global Market Commentary April 23, 2018

Last week, investors shifted focus from political tensions to first quarter earnings releases. The U.S. equity market started strong as high earnings boosted market optimism. All major indices pared gains later in the week led primarily by weak technology sector performance. Nevertheless, the S&P 500 index, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the Nasdaq all […]

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Monthly Global Market Commentary April 16, 2018

Markets ended a strong week on a high note as trade war concerns eased and earnings season started off with positive news out of the banking sector. The S&P500 ended the week up 2.04%, and the MSCI World Index was up 1.81%. Corporate Earnings Season Corporate earnings season got off to a good start as […]

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Volatility: The New Normal

Global equity markets had another volatile week amid ongoing trade war concerns. Last week started with fears that China would retaliate against the recently announced U.S. trade tariffs by adding a 25% duty on $50 billion in American goods covering more than 100 products. Negative sentiment began to ease during the middle of the week, […]

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LOM Canadian Fixed Income Fund Manager’s Report Q1 2018

In February 2018, LOM launched a new Canadian Fixed Income fund to meet demand of Canadian investors. Over two months, the fund’s asset under management has grown from over one million to almost four million Canadian dollars. This fund primarily focuses on securities dominated in Canadian dollars, but can also invest in U.S. dollar issues, […]

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LOM Equity Growth Fund Manager’s Report Q1 2018

Concerns over rising interest rates, geopolitical tensions and fears of an escalating global trade war caused risk markets to retreat in February and March of this year after a strong January. However, throughout Q1, the LOM Equity Growth Fund managed to stay ahead of its stated benchmark, the MSCI World Stock index. For the period […]

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LOM Stable Income Fund Manager’s Report Q1 2018

The LOM Stable Income fund underperformed its benchmark in the first quarter of 2018, returning a negative 4.15% for the period, while the benchmark declined by 2.55%. While this was a challenging quarter, the Fund returns continue to exceed the benchmark index returns over the 3- and 5-year holding periods, returning 1.43% and 2.61% annualized […]

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