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In this latest investment podcast Ian Slattery, Zurich Investment Consultant, speaks about recent market movements, what this might mean for investors and what Zurich Investments outlook is in relation to the Zurich funds.

Stock markets rose over the course of last week as a slew of earnings and US economic data provided confidence to equity bulls, writes Ian Slattery.

Stocks fell for only the second month in 2021 as fears in relation to inflation and interest rates roiled equity and bond markets. A rally late on Friday reduced the losses but growth stocks underperformed, with energy the only sector to notch gains for the week, writes Ian Slattery.

Stocks suffered last week as the overall market fell in a week of choppy trading, writes Ian Slattery.
There was an optimistic start to the week, as the FDA in the US announced full approval for the Pfizer vaccine which could see a wider take up which in turn would help contribute to economic activity, writes Ian Slattery.

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Equities hit record highs on Monday, before sliding over the course of the rest of the week, writes Ian Slattery.
Stocks moved forward once again in a light week for economic data, with the summer holiday season taking hold. However, the US data that was released was taken positively, writes Ian Slattery.
US markets hit record highs last week with strong earnings and a positive jobs report the main drivers, writes Ian Slattery.
Major indexes finished the week lower, as a pullback towards the end of the week dragged them off record highs, writes Ian Slattery.