This market commentary has been produced by the Investment Management team at Hanson Asset Management.
Global equity markets were unhappy places to be during the month of September. Without exception all of the world’s major indices were in negative territory. The best performing stock market, in local currency terms, was Japan which fell 0.53% on a total return basis and the worst was Brazil which was down 11.69% ahead of the elections in October. This weakness probably reflected the delicate state of the world, both in economic and political terms. Jihadists of ISIS continue to push the boundaries of their Caliphate, continue to behead westerners, interrupted by the odd bombing raid but there are no troops, as yet, deployed by the western powers on the ground. Syria and Iraq have been under pressure for some time but now Turkey could become embroiled as the ISIS forces push east.
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