Spectre of trade war creates uncertainty

Tariffs debate: US President Donald Trump’s intention to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminium has brought warnings of damage to the global trading system (Photograph by Chinatopix/AP)   Equity markets were staging a comeback from early February’s plunge, but then came news of President Trump’s intention to impose tariffs of 25 per cent on imported steel […]

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Monthly Global Market Commentary March 12, 2018

Tariffs and Jobs By Peter Goodall Global markets rallied last week as fears of a trade war were tempered. US markets were boosted on strong jobs data. The S&P 500 (SPX Index) rose 3.59% and the MSCI World Index (MSDUWI Index) was up 2.85%. Trade Wars Fears of a growing trade war marked the beginning […]

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LOM Financial Group expands into Cayman

Members of the LOM Group Management Team, including Chairman and CEO Scott Lines, center, and Alexander Goulden, branch manager of LOM Financial Cayman, center left.   LOM Financial Group celebrated the January opening of its Cayman office at Camana Bay and the firm’s 25th anniversary with a cocktail reception for 80 guests. Guests included Finance […]

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Monthly Global Market Commentary March 05, 2018

Trade Wars and Fed Talks By Peter Goodall Global markets were down last week. The S&P 500 (SPX Index) fell 3.13% this week on fears of a trade war. The MSCI World Index (MSDUWI Index) was down 3.23%. Jerome Powell Speaks New Federal Reserve Chair, Jerome Powell, testified before Congress early last week. He reaffirmed […]

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Monthly Global Market Commentary February 19, 2018

Fixed Income Strategies for a Volatile Rate Environment – By Bryan Dooley, CFA America’s ballooning budget deficit, the winding down of central bank bond purchases and a recent whiff of inflation have conspired to push interest rates higher. Global bonds markets were relatively well behaved last year as rates marked time within a narrow trading […]

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Two promoted at LOM

Brian Roos of LOM   Two financial advisers have been promoted at LOM Financial (Bermuda) Limited. Brian Roos is now vice-president of investments, while Ihab Azab is assistant vice-president of investments. Both men joined the company five years ago. Mr Roos was previously with UBS, while Mr Azab, who holds a Canadian Securities Course designation, […]

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Corrections and the Fed Put

Choppy trading characterized a volatile week. The S&P 500 (SPX Index) fell 5.10% in choppy trading. The MSCI World Index (MSDUWI Index) was down 5.56%. Correction Territory The stock market entered correction territory last week. A correction is typically defined as a drop of at least 10% from the high. It is important to remember […]

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LOM gives away $25,000 to mark 25 years

Charity boost: Scott Lines, CEO of LOM        LOM Financial gave away $25,000 to charity at an event to mark its 25th anniversary. Around 200 people turned out at the event on Friday evening and all the guests were given the chance to vote for their favourite charity. The winning charity was Friends […]

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Monthly Global Market Commentary February 5, 2018

Global markets fell last week on news of rising interest rates. The S&P500 (SPX Index) fell 3.82% while the MSCI World Stock Index (MSDUWI Index) was down 3.44%. We saw continued selling on Monday. United States In his State of the Union speech last week, President Trump announced that “employment claims have hit a 45-year […]

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LOM launches Canadian fixed income fund

Bryan Dooley, senior portfolio manager at LOM Asset Management The LOM Financial Group Limited has introduced a new fixed income mutual fund denominated in Canadian dollars. It will be managed by LOM Asset Management, the investment management subsidiary of the LOM Financial Group which currently manages fixed income funds in US dollars, Sterling and euros. […]

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