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Market Overview – 06/04/2021

Last week saw the conclusion of March, and with that, the end of the first quarter of 2021. Markets saw out the period on a positive note with most regions experiencing a shorter week in the build up to the Easter weekend. US equities finished the week up 1.1% while the FTSE 100 [...]

By |2021-04-06T21:50:31+01:00April 6th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Market Overview – 06/04/2021

Market Overview – 29/03/2021

As we approach the end of March, and with that the end of the first quarter of 2021, it was a positive week overall for developed markets, rectifying the small losses from the week prior. US equities suffered a slight dip mid-week, seeing a loss of 1.4% in the run up to Thursday, [...]

By |2021-03-29T17:08:35+01:00March 29th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Market Overview – 29/03/2021

Market Overview – 22/03/2021

Despite a slight uptick in volatility, market performances were not too badly impacted as the FTSE 100 and US equities were both down roughly 0.8% for the week. Additionally, even with the dip in performances, both UK and US markets are still positive so far in 2021, recording 3.7% and 4.2% year-to-date, respectively. [...]

By |2021-03-22T23:37:00+00:00March 22nd, 2021|General|Comments Off on Market Overview – 22/03/2021

Market Overview – 16/03/2021

It was a week of positives from a market’s point of view, particularly in the US following President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package being signed off. US equities finished the week up 2.6% having reached a new all-time high on Friday. This performance would be a welcomed breath of fresh air for [...]

By |2021-03-16T10:46:21+00:00March 16th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Market Overview – 16/03/2021

Monthly Market Overview – March 2021

Hopes for global economic recovery are still pinned on a successful vaccine rollout which should allow services and consumption to catch up with the rebound in manufacturing. With monetary policy remaining supportive and more fiscal stimulus expected, there is increasing optimism that growth will surprise on the upside enabling equities to make further [...]

By |2021-03-12T15:24:24+00:00March 12th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Monthly Market Overview – March 2021

Market Overview – 09/03/2021

All eyes were on the US last week as anticipated the Senate’s decision on President Joe Biden’s latest stimulus package along with the non-farm employment figures. Starting with the stimulus package, the Senate approved the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package on Saturday which includes a $1,400 stimulus check for most Americans as well [...]

By |2021-03-09T14:14:39+00:00March 9th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Market Overview – 09/03/2021

Market Overview – 03/03/2021

For the second time in a row, share prices had a wobble in the last few days of the month. In January it was the Reddit day traders forcing some hedge funds to de-risk. Last week, it was a spike in bond yields that sent share prices down. Neither event is connected, but [...]

By |2021-03-03T22:53:19+00:00March 3rd, 2021|General|Comments Off on Market Overview – 03/03/2021

Market Overview – 23/02/2021

The corporate results season (for businesses reporting Q4 2020 numbers) is nearly over, but it is interesting to look at the trends given the huge disruption caused by coronavirus. In the US, roughly 80% of companies have beaten estimates, with earnings growing by roughly 7% year-on-year. Revenue numbers are less robust, but still [...]

By |2021-02-23T09:09:26+00:00February 23rd, 2021|General|Comments Off on Market Overview – 23/02/2021

Market Overview – 15/02/2021

It appears business as usual has somewhat resumed as a quieter week saw volatility ease and markets produce modest returns across the board. Still marching our way through earnings season, a lack of economically impacting geopolitical events resulted in cyclicals and the technology sector receiving the biggest tail winds. As a result, the [...]

By |2021-02-18T15:30:11+00:00February 18th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Market Overview – 15/02/2021

Monthly Market Overview – February 2021

The upward momentum on vaccine optimism continued during the first weeks of January until a change in investor sentiment resulted in equity markets pausing for breath. Although manufacturing and trade are recovering, extended lockdowns in developed economies are likely to delay a rebound in services – particularly in Europe – and there is [...]

By |2021-02-16T09:08:26+00:00February 16th, 2021|General|Comments Off on Monthly Market Overview – February 2021
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