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Equities fell last week amid rising COVID case numbers and the continuing stalemate in US stimulus negotiations, writes Ian Slattery.

In this investment podcast recorded on October 19th 2020, Jacqueline Hogan, Investment Marketing Specialist and Ian Slattery, Investment Consultant discuss the effect of political events on investment markets. All the information contained in this podcast was accurate at the time of recording.

Given the challenges in getting a forecast of the economy exactly right, holding a diversified range of assets that move in different directions depending on market conditions can be helpful.

In the latest investment podcast Jacqueline Hogan, Investment Marketing Specialist and Ian Slattery, Investment Consultant discuss corporate bonds as an investment asset class and Zurich’s two new corporate bond funds.

Global equities were mixed last week, with technology stocks once again weighing on the global index, writes Ian Slattery.
Stocks declined for a second consecutive week, led lower once again by the tech sector, writes Ian Slattery.
Global markets moved lower last week, as tech stocks fell for two consecutive days following a massive run up in recent weeks, writes Ian Slattery.
The US market hit a record high last week, surpassing its pre-COVID high set in late February. Tech stocks once again outperformed as Apple’s market capitalisation hit the $2 trillion mark, writes Ian Slattery.
Most major markets were in positive territory for the week as the S&P 500 came within 0.2% of its all-time high before falling back, writes Ian Slattery.
Markets rose last week even as positive economic releases were somewhat offset by US political moves towards the end of the week, writes Ian Slattery.