Testing Times

Equity markets ended last week on a distinctly sour note with the US down 2.7% on Friday. Markets have also opened lower today with Chinese equities faring worst, hit by … Read More

Climate change is upon us

Blog by David Winckler, Kingswood Senior Investment Analyst Humans have ignored the impact of global warming for far too long. We are now faced with the immense challenge of turning … Read More

Choppy Waters

Equity markets unwound over the past week a further bit of their rebound from their low on 8 March. Global equities lost 1.5% and are now down some 4.5% from … Read More

Earnings Bonds Face-Off

Equity markets edged lower last week, with global equities down around 1%. Following their V-shaped recovery from their low on 8 March, which saw markets bounce 10% in the space … Read More

Inverted Logic

Equity markets have continued to edge higher, with global equities up 0.5% in local currency terms last week. They are now up a sizeable 9% from their low in early … Read More

Equities Ignore Bonds

Bonds rather than equities were the centre of attention last week. 10-year US Treasury yields jumped 0.35% to 2.50%, while 10-year UK gilt yields increased 0.20% to 1.67%. Yields have … Read More

A Leap of Faith

Equities staged a strong bounce last week with global markets posting a gain of 5.6% in local currency terms. Strikingly, they are now up some 3% since Russia invaded Ukraine … Read More

Oil Moves Centre Stage

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Markets continue to be dominated by the terrible events unfolding in Ukraine. Global equities last week lost 1.5% in sterling terms with a wide dispersion in performance between markets. European … Read More

A Heartless Market

Markets were dominated last week by the full-blown Russian invasion of the Ukraine. Following initial declines of 3-4%, the major markets subsequently rebounded and regained the bulk of their losses on … Read More

Back From The Brink?

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Markets were dominated last week by the growing expectation that a Russian invasion of the Ukraine was imminent. Global equities ended the week down 1.5%, back around their late January … Read More