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Global equities had another quietish week, albeit including a 3% mid-week pop in the US market, ending up 0.5-1%. The main news was in the US, where a speech by … Read More

Covid rears its head

Markets last week were relatively quiet for the second week running, in part no doubt due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the US. Global equities rose 1.3% in local currency … Read More

Markets Shrug off Chancellor’s Gloom

Following their bounce the previous week, global equities were little changed in local currency terms last week with no major market-moving news. COP27 was always going to be a bit … Read More

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Last week was a volatile one for markets generally, not just crypto. US equities surged as much as 5.5% on Thursday, leaving global equities up 5.1% in local currency terms … Read More

A Pivotal Week

Last week proved a mixed affair for equity markets. Global equities ended down 1.2% in local currency terms but up 1.4% in sterling terms. There was also a marked divergence … Read More

Fangs are Out

UK assets had a good week, with a further reversal of the sell-off caused by the mini-budget. The pound rose 3.8% against the dollar and is now back up to … Read More

About Turn

Last week proved to be yet another week of high drama. While the UK was clearly the epicentre, the US inflation numbers mid-week also did their best to grab the … Read More

A Game of Two Halves

Last week was very much a week of two halves. Global equities staged a sharp 5% bounce early on, only then to unwind a good part of that gain and … Read More

Don’t Panic

The natural instinct in turbulent times like these is to press the panic button – sell any investments which could potentially fall further and retreat to the safety of cash. … Read More

Turbulent Times

The past week has been a torrid affair with major moves in many markets. Global equities ended the week down a sizeable 4.2% in local currency terms and are back … Read More