In the Eye of the Storm

Look at the headline move in global equities last week and you would have no idea that the financial sector is facing its biggest test since the global financial crisis. … Read More

This Time is Different

Equity markets last week lost 3.6% in local currency terms and 4.4% in sterling terms, more than reversing their gain of 1.8% the previous week. A hawkish Fed and an … Read More

A Tug of War

Equity markets rose 1.8% last week, reversing the bulk of the previous week’s decline. China led the way with a 3.3% gain. Meanwhile, bonds had a mixed week with yields … Read More

Good News is, Once Again, Bad News

Markets were broadly weaker across the globe as a raft of positive economic data suggested the inflation beast is far from tamed – meaning that interest rates will continue to … Read More

Soft, Hard or No Landing

Last week was a busy one on the data front. But while government bond yields continued their recent upward move, rising another 0.1% or so, global equities ended the week … Read More

Flirting with Recession

Last week was a relatively quiet one on the data front and saw markets slip back a bit. Global equities were down 1% or so but remain up around 6% … Read More

Data Overload

Last week was billed as an important one for markets and it lived up to expectations. There were a fair few twists and turns along the way but global equities … Read More

A Big Week

Equity markets resumed their rebound last week after a pause the previous one. Global equities gained 2% in local currency terms to be up 6.6% year-to-date and 14% from their … Read More

The Rabbit is Out of the Hat

Last week was a relatively quiet one for markets. Equities edged lower following their strong start to the year while bond yields were little changed. Chinese equities have been the … Read More

Testing Times

Global equities have had a good start to the year. They rose 2.6% in local currency terms last week and are up 4.7% so far this year. In sterling terms, … Read More