Flash Report August 2017

With gold prices advancing and the US dollar under pressure, investors took gains in US equity markets and accelerated their investing in emerging markets’ stocks. Despite geopolitical concerns and questions about the likelihood of enacting pro-growth fiscal policies in the US, investors ultimately attended to data showing expanding global growth, persistent low interest rates, modest inflation, increased US consumer spending and business investment growth, expanding profit margins, rising earnings momentum across markets, and ongoing accommodation by most central banks.

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