Monthly Archives: July 2016

Global Emerging Markets:  The MSCI Emerging Markets Index rose 0.5% in the week to 22 July. Turkey’s BIST 100 was the region’s worst performer, falling 13.4% following a failed military coup attempt and a crackdown ... more
Asia Pacific:  The MSCI Pacific Index was up 7.4% in the week to 15 July. Japan’s TOPIX rose 8.9% following prime minister Shinzo Abe’s victory in the upper house elections. The election result heightened expectations ... more
Europe: European markets fell back in the week ended 8 July as Brexit inspired uncertainty continued to hit sentiment. The MSCI Europe Index was down 0.9%. Among the major markets, the French CAC 40 fell ... more
Marriage takes more than just romance. The ever after also requires a good eye for finances. After the vows have been spoken, the veil cast aside, and the celebration over and done with, you still ... more
After a thankfully shortened leadership race, Theresa May is now the new Prime Minister. We’ve had the controversial Brexit vote, and a brief power vacuum, but now the United Kingdom will again have some leadership. ... more
Asia Pacific:  Pacific markets rallied along with their global peers in the week to 1 July 2016, with the MSCI Pacific Index returning 3.6%. Japan’s Topix gained 4.1% and the yield on the 10-year Japanese ... more
At Austen Morris Associates, we believe it is remarkably important to utilize our privilege to help raise up those around us. We feel that with the pursuit of profit through investments comes the responsibility to ... more
Let’s answer this quickly by saying that if you have no dependents of any kind, and you’re not an important part of a business, then you probably don’t need life insurance! However many adults do ... more