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Chris Ferguson

About Chris Ferguson

Chris formed Credence to bring credible financial advice to the offshore marketplace. Chris has been in financial services throughout his whole career, with experience in the GCC, United States, United Kingdom and Australia. Chris entered the financial services sector to enable as many people as possible benefit from freedom and choice in life by making good decisions rather than experiencing stress and anxiety over money.

Europe Q4 2015 Overview

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  In Europe it was also an eventful quarter. The region’s equity and short-dated government bond markets generally made early gains amid speculation that the ECB would implement further stimulus measures. However, these were momentarily tempered in November following the tragic events in Paris, the longer-term effects of which are likely to include increased government … Continue reading Europe Q4 2015 Overview

Japan Q4 2015 Overview

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  During the quarter, market participants that expected the BoJ to provide further monetary stimulus were disappointed as it maintained its current asset purchase programme (although it added some minor supplementary measures in December). In justifying the relative lack of action, Governor Haruhiko Kuroda pointed to improved underlying inflationary trends in the domestic economy, notwithstanding … Continue reading Japan Q4 2015 Overview

Performance of Emerging markets dur...

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China’s economy showed some signs of stabilisation during the period and this helped its stock market make gains after a particularly turbulent third quarter. The stabilisation occurred amid significant government policy support in the form of currency intervention, interest rate cuts, increases in fiscal spending and reductions of the bank reserve requirement ratio (the proportion … Continue reading Performance of Emerging markets during 2015