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Market Overview – 21/07/2021

While some parts of the population might be enjoying ‘Freedom Day’ in the sunshine, investors are growing increasingly alarmed at the spread of the delta-variant in the UK and elsewhere. Mercifully, vaccines seem to be effective in reducing the severity of cases but there is still a concern that restrictions will have to [...]

By |2021-07-21T10:01:34+01:00July 21st, 2021|General|Comments Off on Market Overview – 21/07/2021

Market Overview – 14/07/2021

A lot of the market narrative over the past few months has centred around the success of the Covid-19 vaccines and the gradual unlocking of the global economy. These factors, while very welcome, have also fed into concerns about supply constraints and a sharp rise in inflation which in turn could lead to [...]

By |2021-07-14T10:31:29+01:00July 14th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Market Overview – 14/07/2021

Monthly Market Overview – July 2021

The successful vaccination rollout across advanced economies combined with exceptionally supportive fiscal and monetary policies have helped the global economy regain some sense of normality. The pace of recovery in Q2 exceeded expectations and enabled equities to make further gains. Global markets rose 7% over the period with the broad-based US indices establishing [...]

By |2021-07-12T14:08:05+01:00July 12th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Monthly Market Overview – July 2021

Market Overview – 05/07/2021

Global stock markets performed well in the second quarter, adding to gains made in the first three months of the year. Despite some anxiety about rising inflation pressures and what that might mean for the timing of prospective interest rates rises, equity markets took to heart comments from central bankers who described recent [...]

By |2021-07-05T16:51:34+01:00July 5th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Market Overview – 05/07/2021

Market Overview – 30/06/2021

Following the prior week’s decline, most major indices rebounded in response to investors’ inflation concerns being put at ease. US equities climbed 2.7% as supply chain pressures are beginning to lighten. These issues were the likely cause for the durable goods orders in the US coming in below expectations but still suggesting the [...]

By |2021-06-30T13:01:28+01:00June 30th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Market Overview – 30/06/2021

Market Overview – 22/06/2021

The US Federal Reserve announced the increased likelihood of earlier than expected rate hikes which resulted in equities to fall significantly in the latter half of the week. With the hikes possibly to be introduced as soon as 2022, the Fed’s Chair Jerome Powell also commented on the central bank’s plan of slowing [...]

By |2021-06-22T09:33:51+01:00June 22nd, 2021|General|Comments Off on Market Overview – 22/06/2021

Monthly Market Overview – June 2021

Despite another month of strong economic data, global markets went largely sideways in May. The welcomed success of the vaccine rollout in many countries is allowing for the unlocking of economies and a gradual return to normality. However, this has been partly overshadowed by a sharp pickup in inflation and a rising concern [...]

By |2021-06-18T16:18:34+01:00June 18th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Monthly Market Overview – June 2021

Market Overview – 15/06/2021

Inflation expectations are still having an impact on market movements albeit this time, in the positive direction. In the US, figures from the Labor Department proved consumer prices, minus food and energy, have risen by 0.7% last month, 30 basis points above expectations. The annual figure for inflation has peaked at a 13-year [...]

By |2021-06-15T11:56:18+01:00June 15th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Market Overview – 15/06/2021

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
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