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RAM experts: “Trumpflation” under question?

19-Apr-2017, 15:54 / Products & Services Rietumu Group specialists have prepared a review of the profitability of investment funds of Rietumu Asset Management in March. The review includes an analysis of key economic indicators, the monetary policy. It provides comprehensive information on the situation on stock markets, bond, currency and commodity markets. The review is accompanied with extensive comments from the experts.

“The beginning of spring was eventful. Bureau of Economic Analysis released “third” estimate of the U.S. real GDP growth rate. The Fed increased key interest rate by 25bp as was expected. However, the central bank left its forecast for the full year unchanged. Also in March, the ministers of finance of G20 countries met in Germany. Under pressure from the U.S., G20 countries changed language towards less supportive to free trade. United Kingdom officially triggered exit process from EU that will take two years. However, the main event for financial markets was unsuccessful attempt to reform healthcare law in the U.S.”, note Rietumu Group specialists.

RAM experts draw attention to the top performing sector in the first quarter – technology. Nasdaq Composite index showed the best growth since 2013 year, due to the outstanding financial results in the second half of 2016 and high expectations regarding continuity of the positive trend.

“Commodities ended the month unchanged. A shift in investors’ expectations about “Trumpflation” offset benefits from the weaker dollar. Overall, world economic growth recovery is an engine for basic materials sector performance”, say the RAM experts.

“Investors also should keep cool head and not overreact to the financial markets’ behavior. Balanced, harmonious and professional approach to investing leads to the best results”, finalized the experts.

The overview of RAM and relevant commentaries of experts can be found here.

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DISCLAIMER: This overview (including any attachment (-s)) does not constitute a request, offer, recommendation or invitation of any kind to buy, sell or redeem any financial instruments or to conclude and/or to perform other transactions of any kind. The authors of the information presented in this overview, as well as JSC “Rietumu Asset Management" IMF, registered in the Commercial Register of Republic of Latvia on January 29, 2014, registration number 40103753360, legal address: 7 Vesetas Street, Riga, LV-1013, Latvia, hereinafter referred to as “RAM” , both together and individually, are not liable for possible use of the information presented in this overview, including any direct or indirect damages (including lost profits), as well as any penalties. Evaluations, opinions and forecasts presented in this overview are based solely on the RAM’s specialists' conclusions regarding financial instruments and issuers considered in this overview. While the information contained in this overview is obtained from sources believed to be reliable, the RAM does not guarantee its accuracy and completeness. Any of your investment decision should be fully based on your assessment of your personal financial circumstances and investment objectives. The RAM draws your attention to the fact that transactions in the securities and financial instruments market involve risk and require appropriate knowledge and experience.

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