An easier world – or not

Central banks are very much the focus of attention for markets at the moment. This week, the highlight will be the meeting of the Federal Reserve on Wednesday which should … Read More

Waiting for the Fed and the ECB

Following their strong run in June, global equities have paused for breath in the last couple of weeks. Hopes of monetary easing have been a major force driving markets higher … Read More

What will follow the sugar rush?

While it may have been a flat week for global equities overall last week, US equities passed a major milestone with the S&P 500 index breaking through the 3000 mark. … Read More

How much further can equities rise?

After a flattish performance last week, equities have started this week on an upbeat note, buoyed by the news that Presidents Trump and Xi have agreed to restart trade talks … Read More

Equities rebound on easing hopes

Equity markets had a good week, with global equities rebounding 2.5-3%. Markets are now down all of 3% in local currency terms and 1% in sterling terms from their recent … Read More

Equities remain under pressure

Equity markets have retreated further and are now down some 6% in local currency terms from their late April high. In sterling terms, the decline has been cushioned somewhat by … Read More

Adding a little to equities

Equity markets remain hostage to developments in the ongoing US-China trade battle and fell 2% last week as tensions increased further. China retaliated against the US move the previous week … Read More

Hostage to Trump Tweets

Equity markets have been knocked down by the escalation of trade tensions between the US and China with global equities now some 3-4% off their recent highs. The correction is … Read More

Earnings are Key

Equity markets recovered further last week with global equities rising 1.8% in sterling terms, helped in part by the pound falling back below $1.30. These gains leave global equities down … Read More