Markets remain volatile, driven by political and economic news including the US Federal Reserve signalling that interest rates are near a neutral level and President Trump conducting trade and tariff negotiations with China and Europe.
On a longer term view, we expect global economic expansion to continue into 2019; while rates may be slowly rising in the US, they remain relatively low. With this constructive background, we continued to buy equities, increasing our overweight. With volatility expected to remain high, we also expanded the government bond allocation, funded from commodities, high yield corporate debt and cash.
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