Monthly Global Market Commentary January 2018

Global equities markets have had a record start this year, with the MSCI world index increasing by 4.5% in the first three weeks of 2018. In the U.S., the Dow, S&P and Nasdaq all had the best start of a year since 2004. The S&P index has exceeded 2800 for the first time, while reaching […]

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LOM Fixed Income Fund Manager’s Report Q4 2017

In 2017, the LOM Fixed Income Fund USD once again delivered strong performance on both an absolute and relative basis. Over the year, the Fund provided a net total return of 3.98%, far outpacing its stated benchmark, the Citigroup 1-5 year Government/Corporate index which increased by just 1.27% during the period. Smart sector bets and […]

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LOM Stable Income Fund Manager’s Report Q4 2017

Over the fourth quarter of 2017 the LOM Stable Income Fund once again outperformed its stated benchmark, delivering a positive return even as the S&P preferred stock index dipped modestly into negative territory. For the period, the Fund gained 0.99% compared to a 0.87% return on the benchmark. For the year as a whole, the […]

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Political statesman Edness dies

(This article originally appeared on The Royal Gazette. Click HERE to see the original post.) Veteran politician and respected businessman Quinton Edness died yesterday. He was 86. Mr Edness, who served as a United Bermuda Party MP for 30 years, passed away at his home in Warwick with wife Vicki and daughter Stacey at his bedside. […]

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LOM Equity Growth Fund Manager’s Report Q4 2017

For the 2017 year, the LOM Equity Growth Fund achieved a net total return of 21.02% compared to the MSCI World Stock Index which advanced by 20.11%, representing outperformance of 0.91%. Synchronized global growth, rising corporate profits and a surprisingly smooth path to U.S. tax reform conspired to boost stock markets around the world in […]

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What’s Ahead for the Markets in 2018?

Synchronized global growth, rising corporate profits and a surprisingly smooth path to U.S. tax reform boosted stock markets around the world in 2017. Although potentially disruptive geopolitical events such as stalled Brexit negotiations, North Korean missile launches and quirky U.S. government leadership often captured news headlines, the overall economic backdrop continued to shine brightly throughout […]

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Cheap Stocks in an Expensive Market

Last week markets mostly drifted sideways digesting recent gains. On Thursday stocks caught a bid when the GOP proposal for tax overhaul cleared the House. Congress’s plan would reduce the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent while making other adjustments aimed at making businesses more competitive. Meanwhile, the Senate version of the […]

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New ‘LOM House’ Opens In Bahamas

Note: This news article was originally published on Directors of LOM Financial Ltd. recently travelled to Nassau to open the new LOM House in Bahamas, with the purchase of the new LOM Bahamas office marked with a traditional Bermuda roof wetting. The company has operated in the Bahamas since 2001. and the company said […]

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Cautiously Optimistic on the Season Ahead

As holiday season approaches, U.S. equity markets continue to make new highs while experiencing historically low levels of volatility. The month of November started with several key financial events around the globe which included the release of a tax plan by House Republicans, appointment of the next FOMC chief, the Bank of England’s rate decision […]

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Moderating Risk through Diversification

Global equity markets continued to push through to new highs last week. Notably, the S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Germany’s benchmark DAX index and the MSCI World Stock index all reach record levels as investor confidence was stoked by anticipation of stronger corporate earnings and faster global growth. Meanwhile, the greenback has retreated […]

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