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Market Overview – 07/06/2021

Most major indices finished a four-day week in positive territory as confidence in market recovery continued to take the spotlight. US equities finished the week up 0.5%, significantly driven by the release of the monthly nonfarm payrolls figure on Friday. Some 559,000 jobs were created in May, more than double than the previous [...]

By |2021-06-07T16:40:36+01:00June 7th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Market Overview – 07/06/2021

Market Overview – 25/05/2021

It was another volatile week for equity markets although losses experienced in the earlier half of the week were for the most part rectified by Friday’s close. US equities had fallen by 2.2% by Wednesday before recovering to finish the week down only -0.3%. Additionally, the FTSE 100 performance graph for the week [...]

By |2021-05-25T13:12:37+01:00May 25th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Market Overview – 25/05/2021

Market Overview – 18/05/2021

Volatility has returned as a consequence of inflation concerns which caused markets to slide for the first half of the week. US equities fell 4% by Wednesday’s close before bouncing back in the second half to finish the week down by only 1.4%. Despite market data suggesting a return of inflation, the Federal [...]

By |2021-05-18T15:31:36+01:00May 18th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Market Overview – 18/05/2021

Monthly Market Overview – May 2021

The combination of strong economic data, extraordinary fiscal stimulus, negative real interests and central banks prepared to look through short-term supply pressures supported further gains in risk assets in April. Fixed interest held steady despite rising input prices fuelling inflation fears. UK and international equities returned just over 4% with broad based US [...]

By |2021-05-18T14:19:56+01:00May 18th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Monthly Market Overview – May 2021

Market Overview – 11/05/2021

Strong earnings results in Europe coinciding with promising Covid-19 news meant the region’s equities had a significantly positive week ending 1.7% higher. The FTSE 100 proved to perform even better climbing 2.3% despite a strengthening sterling against the US dollar. Other news from the UK saw the Scottish National Party (SNP) secure a [...]

By |2021-05-11T09:35:12+01:00May 11th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Market Overview – 11/05/2021

Market Overview 05/05/2021

Equity markets across the globe saw little change last week despite the significant uptick in the volume of earnings being released for Q1. US equities finished the week unchanged with the technology sector taking the spotlight as Goliaths Facebook and Google (Alphabet) climbed 8% and 2.3%, respectively, while Microsoft fell -3.4%. These announcements coincided [...]

By |2021-05-05T10:22:28+01:00May 5th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Market Overview 05/05/2021

Market Overview – 29/04/2021

Markets finished last week relatively unchanged after a couple of ups and downs, suggesting we are in the eye of the storm as companies begin to release their 2quarterly earnings for Q1. The US dollar continued its slight fall in value against other major currencies. Meanwhile the FTSE 100 was the only major [...]

By |2021-05-05T10:23:14+01:00April 29th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Market Overview – 29/04/2021

Market Overview – 19/04/2021

Most markets saw another consecutive week of positive performances, with some regions seeing consistent rises spanning more than a month. Both the FTSE 100 and US equities finished the week up 1.5%, with the latter achieving another all-time high for the fourth consecutive week. Figures showed the UK economy grew 0.4% in February. [...]

By |2021-04-19T17:00:07+01:00April 19th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Market Overview – 19/04/2021

Market Overview – 13/04/2021

Despite a second consecutive four-day week for much of Europe, last week saw markets carry over much of the momentum from the week prior with more positive performances. European equities finished the week up 1.1% while the FTSE 100 rallied by 2.7%. This was likely driven by the confirmation from Prime Minister Boris [...]

By |2021-04-13T15:54:37+01:00April 13th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Market Overview – 13/04/2021

Economic Overview – 08/04/2021

Business optimism surveys in recent days confirm the economic recovery continues, if anything at a slightly stronger pace than previously expected suggesting potential upside surprises in Q1 GDP. First we saw improvements in manufacturing – which continue – and now we are seeing strong rises in business optimism amongst services companies. The rate [...]

By |2021-04-08T09:26:43+01:00April 8th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Economic Overview – 08/04/2021
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