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

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
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