Growth worries undermine equities

The downward pressure on equities continued last week although a bounce on Friday reduced the damage. Global equities are now down some 2.5-3% from the high touched in July and … Read More

It’s all about Trump

Another week of volatility for equity markets and Donald Trump was once again the cause, with another round of tit-for-tat retaliation in the US-China trade war.

Unprecedented times

Global equities have had another volatile week with markets ending down around 1% over the week and 4.5-5% from their highs in late July. Volatility has been boosted not only … Read More

Volatility returns

Last week was a volatile one for equity markets. Global equities fell significantly last Monday and were down some 5%, at their low point, from their late July highs.

Trump trumps the Fed

The big event last week was all set to be the Fed’s decision to cut rates by 0.25%, the first reduction since the financial crisis. Instead, President Trump hijacked events … Read More

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