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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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LOM Fixed Income Fund Manager’s Report Q1 2018

LOM Fixed Income Fund outperformed its benchmark over Q1 2018 by falling less than the Citigroup 1-5 Government/Corporate bond index as short-term interest rates rose and credit spreads widened in February and March. For the period, the Fund returned -0.26% compared to a return of -0.50% for the benchmark. Over the past one-year period, the […]

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Monthly Global Market Commentary April 02, 2018

Technology Sector Weighs Down the Broader Market Rally By Peter Goodall Global markets bounced back last week as news that the US and China were in trade talks lessened anxiety about an all-out trade war. Markets were closed on Friday for the Good Friday holiday. The S&P 500 ended the week up 2.06% while the […]

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Review and Outlook for 2017

Fed and White House Leave Investors on Edge

Last week, global equity markets plunged on renewed concerns over trade and interest rates. The week started with a decline in technology sector shares triggered by an apparent data leak at social media giant, Facebook. Then the broad market dropped further on Wednesday following the monthly FOMC meeting which indicated more aggressive fed funds rate […]

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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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