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2 July 2018 (AFR) – Federal Reserve and dollar hold sway over febrile market landscape

(2 July 2018, AFR, p18, by Michael Mackenzie)

10-year less 2-year Treasury yield (Fin Times)

10-year less 2-year Treasury yield (Fin Times)

‘With the football world cup in full swing and already producing a fair number of shock results, investors are left wondering whether the second half of 2018 can deliver a dazzling performance. Returns in general have been poor since the optimism of January propelled a number of equity markets to peaks that many have subsequently not revisited. Currently, many global equity markets and total returns for credit loiter in the red zone for 2018. Cracks in emerging markets are widening and even on Wall Street, once you strip out tech and small-cap shares, the picture looks far less optimal.’

Read more at AFR.com (might need AFR login access, or try: AFR.com/trial)

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