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Tech stocks led markets higher once again last week, as optimism continues to reign supreme, writes Ian Slattery.
Equities hit new highs in the middle of last week, before closing the period in negative territory, writes Ian Slattery.
Equities edged higher last week as the markets historic rally extended into the first week of December, writes Ian Slattery.

Zurich Life’s active investment strategy is about doing well - and doing good at the same time. This article is an Irish Times Content Studio production.

Equities were mixed last week, as investors grappled with a confluence of events, writes Ian Slattery.
Stocks railed for the second consecutive period last week, as most major indexes saw decent gains, writes Ian Slattery.
Stocks rallied last week as the market drew positive conclusions from the results of Tuesday’s elections, writes Ian Slattery.
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.