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A Tough Week For Equities

Markets gave back gains from the prior week’s rally on fears of rising US/China trade tensions, Brexit concerns and weaker-than- expected macroeconomic data. The MSCI World Index lost -3.69% while the S&P 500 lost -4.55%. The 30-year Treasury rate gained 3.82%, as the generic yield fell to 3.14%. Huawei Huawei is a Chinese state-owned telecommunications […]

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Approaching Neutral

Markets rebounded sharply last week with the MSCI World Index gaining 3.40% while the S&P500 rose 4.91%. The bond markets were mainly flat on the week. The Federal Reserve The Federal Reserves’ role is to balance unemployment with inflation. It achieves that goal by controlling the cost at which banks can borrow money and by […]

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LOM Sponsor STEP Asia Conference

LOM Financial Limited is pleased to sponsor STEP Asia Conference in Hong Kong.  Mr. Scott Lines CEO, Mrs. Jasmine Ding, LOM Asia and Mr. Craig Lines, President were on hand representing Bermuda, Bahamas, Cayman and London offices.

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Rebounding from October Lows

Global markets rebounded sharply off of the October lows with the MSCI World Index gaining 2.79% and the S&P 500 gaining 2.45%. We are still off from market highs. Corrections are normal in a healthy market but it may take some time to build up confidence in the markets. Defensive stocks are performing somewhat better […]

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Keep Calm and Carry On

Last week, the S&P index headed for the worst month since 2009. Concerns about peak earnings and high valuations sent most sectors down with the MSCI World Stock Index falling 3.90%. The safe heaven assets from gold to Treasuries rose as investors sought refuge. Last Tuesday, Caterpillar Inc. and 3M Co. plunged following their third […]

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Libor rate’s days could be numbered

Read the original article here: The Royal Gazette This month’s sharp rise in interest rates highlights the attractiveness of investing in shorter term bonds. Longer term, fixed-rate bonds generally decline in price when rates climb, while short-duration bonds are much less sensitive. Many “low duration” issues simply have shorter dated final maturities, while others have […]

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Another Volatile Week

Global equity markets had a tumultuous few days last week, triggered by rising Treasury rates and trade war concerns. On Friday, the U.S. equity markets and emerging markets pared some losses as trade tensions eased. The U.S. market was also boosted by solid earnings from the banking sector. The S&P index and the MSCI world […]

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LOM Stable Income Fund Manager’s Report Q3 2018

Over the third quarter of 2018, the LOM Stable Income Fund outperformed its stated benchmark by delivering a total return, including dividends of 2.03% compared to the benchmark return of 0.46%. The Fund continues to stay ahead of its benchmark and has outperformed most of its peers even as rising interest rates have begun to […]

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LOM Equity Growth Fund Manager’s Report Q3 2018

Global equity markets posted positive returns in the latest quarter despite rising interest rates, less accommodative monetary policy and ongoing trade tensions. Over Q3, The LOM Equity Growth Fund once again outperformed its stated benchmark, the MSCI World Stock index, helped by well positioned sector, currency, and country weightings. For the quarter, the Fund produced […]

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LOM Fixed Income Fund Manager’s Report Q3 2018

The LOM Fixed Income Fund USD posted a positive return over Q3 2018 while outperforming its stated benchmark, even as US interest rates continued to rise on back of America’s record-setting economic recovery. For the quarter, the Fund returned +0.42% compared to a return of +0.25% on the benchmark Citigroup 1-5 Year Government/Corporate Bond Index. […]

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