Apr 15, 2016 | Investment Advice

International News (Issue 395) – 15 April 2016

Markets were strong across the board this week, buoyed by the ongoing commodity rally and encouragement from early results out from US reporting season – notably JP Morgan (JPM).

Personally I think much of this week’s optimism stems from the moves by the Federal Reserve earlier in the month to send a strong signal that they were more willing to leave interest rate rises for longer/later, which alongside the improvement in global growth indicators through February and March offers a pretty good environment for risk-taking.

Chinese economic indicators for March were released today, with the economy growing 6.7% in the 1Q – in line with estimates.

Beyond that, there was frankly very little.

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