ETF Model Portfolio – July 2017 August 2, 2017 952
JULY 2017 PORTFOLIO PERFORMANCE (%)
All equity markets returned positively for the month of July with China equities (H-shares) leading the way.
In the midst of all the uncertainty within the Trump administration, U.S. equity markets continue to touch new highs in the month of July. The volatility of the U.S. equity market continues to remain suppressed with VIX closing below 10 on several occasions.
European Central Bank was initially hawkish on their monetary policies before reversing their stance within days. However, the indecisiveness of the central bank did not dampen the recovery of the European equity markets.
China, together with Asian markets, rallied as the One-Belt-One-Road initiative starts to unroll.
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Pei Sai Teng Investment Analyst Phillip Securities Research Pte Ltd
Sai Teng covers the global macro research. He has more than 6 years investment experience primarily in portfolio construction and asset allocation.
He graduated with Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance from University of London.