JIM POWER: Shares rise amid tepid growth

In March 2018, global equity markets marked the ninth anniversary of the bull run and almost immediately went into a mood of increased nervousness. 

Volatility, which had been absent for some time, became a distinct feature of market performance. 

Despite the increased volatility and nervousness, markets continued to nudge higher over the following months, that is at least until the beginning of October. 

Thereafter, the situation deteriorated markedly.

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