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US Federal Reserve cuts rates to 2.5 per cent

The US Federal Reserve cut rates by 0.5 per cent to 2.5 per cent yesterday evening, their ninth cut in rates this year.

Many investment experts believe rates could go even lower in the short term, possibly down to 2 per cent.

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A bull case for US equities?

Neptune video: a bull case for US equities?

Watch Felix Wintle, head of US equities at Neptune, discuss why he believes US equities are in a structural bull market and the key factors that can drive the S&P 500 higher.

In the video, Wintle addresses the following:

• The US market and why — despite equities rising from 2009 — he believes the structural bull market only started in 2013
• Key economic and corporate factors that can drive the S&P 500 higher
• Investment themes and sectors offering exposure to the domestic recovery

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