Market Overview: Central Banks react in bid to curb inflation

Central banks stepped up their inflation fighting efforts last week, with the further hawkish shift weighing on investor sentiment and causing sizable selling in global equities. The MSCI All Country World Index declined over 5% on the week, taking its year-to-date drop to in excess of 20%. The latest communications from rate-setters also [...]

By |2022-06-21T18:47:29+01:00June 21st, 2022|General|Comments Off on Market Overview: Central Banks react in bid to curb inflation

Market Overview: Stocks decline as US inflation remains stubbornly high

A new cyclical high for US inflation soured investor sentiment last week, with selling in global equity markets accelerating into the weekend and the MSCI All Country World Index ending more than 4% lower and posting its worst weekly decline since October 2020. US consumer price growth accelerated in May as the annual [...]

By |2022-06-14T16:37:15+01:00June 14th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Market Overview: Stocks decline as US inflation remains stubbornly high

Market Overview: Actions speak louder than words

There were modest declines in global equities last week with stocks paring some of the prior week’s sizable gains. Truncated by a US bank holiday on Monday, for Memorial Day, and a double UK bank holiday, for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the week’s trade saw volatility moderate further as investors continue to weigh [...]

By |2022-06-07T17:43:39+01:00June 7th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Market Overview: Actions speak louder than words

Market Overview: Stocks gain as inflation fears subside

Global stock markets came roaring back last week, ending a run of seven consecutive weekly declines with large gains seen in the US, UK and Europe. The strong rally out of oversold conditions was welcomed by investors, with the MSCI All Country World Index gaining 5.1% on the week, recouping almost all its [...]

By |2022-05-30T19:12:22+01:00May 30th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Market Overview: Stocks gain as inflation fears subside

Market Overview – 25/05/2022

Global stock markets fell once more last week, extending the run of losses for the MSCI World Index to seven consecutive weeks and ending Friday with a year-to-date fall of almost 17%. Although there was also a small decline for UK stocks, they continued to perform better than their US and continental European [...]

By |2022-05-25T10:27:20+01:00May 25th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Market Overview – 25/05/2022

Market Overview 18/05/2022

Inflation remains at the forefront of investors’ minds and although the latest US data showed a drop, the pullback was smaller than expected. Bond markets arrested their recent declines last week, but it was another negative week for stocks with the MSCI World Index losing over 2% for its sixth consecutive week of [...]

By |2022-05-18T11:04:38+01:00May 18th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Market Overview 18/05/2022

Monthly Market Commentary – May 2022

Global stock markets came back under pressure in April as concerns surrounding monetary policy tightening soured investor sentiment. Inflation data hit new cycle highs in the US, UK and Europe, pushing interest rates up further on expectations central banks will remain vigilant in their quest to curb rising prices. Overall, it was another [...]

By |2022-05-18T10:33:43+01:00May 18th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Monthly Market Commentary – May 2022

Perseverance pays – the case for staying invested

Time in the market beats timing the market. This well-known maxim encapsulates arguably the most important piece of investment advice – to stay invested - and is particularly timely given the current environment and recent drops in both equities and bonds. Evidence shows that remaining invested for the long term is one of the [...]

By |2022-05-12T17:01:58+01:00May 12th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Perseverance pays – the case for staying invested

Market Overview – 11/05/2022

Monetary policy decisions from the Federal Reserve and Bank of England were the main events last week, with both central banks announcing further interest rate hikes. The Fed was comfortably the more hawkish of the two, delivering its first half-percentage point hike since 2000 and strongly hinting that it intends to increase by [...]

By |2022-05-11T14:39:11+01:00May 11th, 2022|General|Comments Off on Market Overview – 11/05/2022

Market Overview – 03/05/2022

Global stock markets had a challenging time of it last week, with some of the strongest selling seen in US equities. Concerns surrounding aggressive monetary policy tightening, particularly from the Federal Reserve, continued to weigh on stocks and bonds, while an unexpected contraction in US economic growth did little to alleviate fears that [...]

By |2022-05-03T22:07:53+01:00May 3rd, 2022|General|Comments Off on Market Overview – 03/05/2022
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