Game of Chicken

Equity markets last week broke out of their recent torpor, posting a gain of 1.4% in both sterling and local currency terms. US equities outperformed, with a 2% gain in … Read More

Monkey Time

Equity markets had yet another quiet week. Global equities were broadly unchanged in local currency terms but managed a 0.8% gain in sterling terms on the back of the pound … Read More


Global equities last week were once again little changed and remain at the top end of the trading range seen since last summer. This calm, however, has an uneasy feel … Read More

Eerily Calm

Global equities were flat last week. Europe and the UK fared best with gains of around 0.5%, while emerging markets were dragged down by a 2% decline in China. Despite … Read More

The Easter Bunny Delivered

Last week was a positive one with global equities rising a bit over 1% led by Europe. Markets are now up some 6% from their early March low in local … Read More

As Good as Gold

Last week was a quiet one for equity markets with global equities broadly unchanged.  The only major market to post a gain was the UK which benefited from its high … Read More

Shining a Light

Last week was a good one for equity markets with global equities up 3.4% in local currency terms and 2.5% in sterling terms. This left the comparable gains over the … Read More

Murky Waters

It was another quietish week for markets overall with global equities ending up around 1% or so. Meanwhile, government bond yields edged slightly lower following sharp declines the previous week. … Read More