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  • Strong corporate earnings in the US have pushed US markets higher to fresh records
  • Continued weakness in the US Dollar and stabilizing commodity prices have buoyed Emerging Market assets
  • WTI Crude Oil spiked, with data showing an easing of the supply glut as US crude oil and gasoline stockpiles fell
  • and more…

Please click the following link for more information: Hillview Market Summary – July 2017

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  • Global equities continued to rise
  • The world’s top central bankers indicated their intention to gradually end their extraordinary and unconventional easing measures
  • One area of weakness among risk assets was the Energy sector, as WTI
    Crude Oil and Natural Gas fell
  • and more…

Please click the following link for more information: Hillview Market Summary – June 2017

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  • International markets have been spurred by a weak U.S. Dollar (USD), stronger economic and earnings data, as well political relief
  • High quality bonds rallied on expectations of slower growth and lower inflation
  • Despite OPEC’s continued pledge to extend output cuts, oil slumped
  • and more…

Please click the following link for more information: Hillview Market Summary – May 2017

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  • Bullish investor sentiment returned to the markets as investors were relieved by French presidential election results
  • WTI Crude Oil prices slid as concerns over increases in U.S. drilling and production offset rumors about OPEC members planning to push for an extension in production cuts
  • Closed-End Funds maintained momentum as discounts tightened, and bond yields remained low
  • and more…

Please click the following link for more information: Hillview Market Summary – April 2017

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  • The U.S. equity rally that had been running since the election took a pause in March
  • Even though the Fed raised its benchmark short-term rate, longer-term Treasury yields remained muted over the month
  • Emerging Market equities turned out another strong month
  • and more…

Please click the following link for more information: Hillview Market Summary – March 2017

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  • Risk assets continued to rally as equity markets surged
  • EM bucked the headwinds of a stronger U.S. Dollar. China, Brazil, and India all posted solid months
  • In line with strong risk appetite, credit markets pushed higher as well
  • and more…

Please click the following link for more information: Hillview Market Summary – February 2017

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  • Global equity markets had a strong start to the year
  • MLPs surged 4.9%, as the new Trump administration signaled a more friendly regulatory stance towards energy infrastructure
  • Over the past year, Closed-End Fund discounts have tightened back closer to historical averages
  • and more…

Please click the following link for more information: Hillview Market Summary – January 2017

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  • The Fed unexpectedly took a more hawkish policy stance, signaling its intention to raise rates three times next year
  • In a continuation of November’s post-election enthusiasm, U.S. equity markets continued to rally
  • Despite a strong U.S. dollar, Emerging Markets (EM) eked out a slight gain
  • …and more

Please click the following link for more information: Hillview Market Summary – December 2016

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  • The month of November was momentous, with U.S elections heralding in a sudden shift in investor expectations
  • Sector wise, Financials and Industrials jumped, as rates rocketed and economic expectations rose
  • OPEC agreed to cut output by 1.2 million barrels/day in its first output cut decision since 2008
  • …and more

Please click the following link for more information: Hillview Market Summary – November 2016

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  • Despite the market’s retrenchment, earnings and economic data were good
  • Emerging Markets have proven resilient since a weak start to 2016
  • Rate-sensitive asset classes retrenched during the month
  • …and more

Please click the following link for more information: Hillview Market Summary – October 2016

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