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Markets were mixed as global growth concerns outweigh positive earnings, writes Ian Slattery. 
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Q2 kicks off in style with equities delivering strong weekly returns, and in the US, the employment picture remained positive. Ian Slattery reports.
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Global equities fall and investors turned to bonds, as growth concerns weigh on the markets, writes Ian Slattery. 
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In Zurich’s yearly investment outlook, we find that economic growth remains positive, albeit at a slowing pace, and equities continue to be our preferred asset class versus fixed income and cash.

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In his yearly investment analysis, David Warren warns that as the positive equity bull market is battered by a trio of policy concerns, including worries over China, corporate bond markets and low inflation, volatility will challenge investors.

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The Prisma multi-asset funds are celebrating five years of positive performance. Popular with customers and financial brokers, there is over €2.5bn invested across the five Prisma funds. 

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There are four main types of investment, which are often called ‘asset classes’. Each one works in a different way and carries its own particular rewards and risks. It is important to understand how they work before you make any investment decisions.

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Following a new US-Mexico trade deal, equities hit new highs. The global index was up 0.6% too by positive moves in the US and Japan. Ian Slattery reports.

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Investors should be aware that markets can have a bad week, month or even a year. However, history suggests that those who stay the course will find they are much more likely to benefit as opposed to those who don’t.

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Over the last number of years, returns from investments such as equities and bonds have far exceeded that of cash. That is why we see more investors once again looking at alternatives to holding money on deposit.