Rising Rates Rattle Markets

Global markets fell sharply on the tail end of last week. The S&P 500 ended the week down -0.95% while the MSCI World USD Index fell -1.49%. Another Rate Hike The fall in the market was driven by rising interest rates. The Federal Reserve announced its third rate hike of the year (in line with […]

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LOM Financial Limited sponsoring the STEP LATAM Conference in Mexico City

LOM Financial Limited is proud to be sponsoring the STEP LATAM Conference in Mexico City. In attendance will be Scott Lines CEO, Craig Lines President, LOM Bahamas and Kevin Murphy CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager

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Market analysis

LOM Balanced Fund Manager’s Report Q3 2018

The third quarter was characterized by lower volatility in the equity markets and rising interest rates in the fixed income markets. The Balanced Fund modestly underperformed the benchmark in this period, gaining 1.65% while the benchmark gained 3.09%. The offshore peer group earned 0.64% during the same period. The fixed income portion of the portfolio […]

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Opportunity in emerging-markets credit

America appears to be winning the trade war — at least according to the markets. US stocks have just experienced one of the best stretches compared to non-US stock markets in quite some time. Based upon rolling three-month investment returns, the recent level of outperformance measures an impressive two standard deviations above the norm, or […]

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Risk Takes Center Stage

Global markets pared gains last week as concerns over trade and contagion in the emerging markets came closer into focus. The MSCI world index lost 1.69% while the S&P Index lost 0.98%. Brazilian Front Runner Stabbed Jair Bolsonaro, the front runner in the Brazilian election was stabbed during a rally. He is currently in stable […]

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US Mexico Trade

Markets Rally on Certainty

Markets had a strong week as the US and Mexico came to a preliminary trade agreement. The S&P gaining 0.98% while the MSCI World Index rose 0.68%. US-Mexico Trade Agreement The US and Mexico reached a trade agreement on Thursday. While details are not expected to be released until late September, the White House has […]

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Optimism Boosts Equity Markets

Optimism Boosts Equity Markets

The U.S. equity market had a strong week with the S&P 500, the Russell 2000 and Nasdaq Composite all reaching record highs. Federal Reserve chief, Jeremy Powell’s speech gave markets confidence that the central bank will not accelerate the pace of rate hikes. The global equity markets had a positive week with the MSCI World […]

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Turkish contagion

Turkish Contagion

World markets ended the week slightly down as early gains were offset by concerns over Turkish contagion. The S&P 500 ended the week down -0.18% while the MSCI World Index lost -0.64%. Tesla In Hot Water Again On August 7th, Elon Musk tweeted “Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.” The company gained […]

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Profits from the Cloud

Despite a lukewarm U.S. payrolls report and mixed global economic data, world bourses edged up again last week taking the S&P 500 stock index to within less than 1.5% of its all time high reached last January. Year-to-date, the technology sector continues to be one of the best performing groups within the index, and for […]

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Earnings Seasons

Last week, investors shifted attention from trade war concerns to earnings releases. About a third of the S&P 500 companies reported results last week, including Facebook, Amazon, Alphabet, Exxon Mobil and Chevron. Most of the companies that have reported earnings so far have had positive results, leading to a 1.6% gain for the Dow index, […]

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