Tag: Global

Market Review September 2019

There was a good feeling sweeping through the equity markets in September as most of the major indices returned positive numbers.  There were no spectacular rises – Japan and South Korea led the way as both markets gained 5% in the month, and a couple of markets barely moved at all, but the news was overwhelmingly positive...

/ 14th October 2019

Market Review August 2019

August is usually quite a quiet month; stuck in the middle of the period that journalists often call “silly season” - a quiet period when there isn’t much to report so there’s more coverage of lighter, perhaps more frivolous stories. Not this year...

/ 12th September 2019

Market Review July 2019

After an exceptionally strong start to the year, financial markets paused for breath in July, with most asset classes delivering muted returns. The Federal Reserve (the Fed) lowered US interest rates for the first time in 11 years, and the European Central Bank (ECB) gave strong hints that an easing package is on the way...

/ 12th August 2019

Market Review June 2019

During June, we have seen much stronger than expected employment numbers in the US, and positive industrial production data from Europe, signalling that the global economy is perhaps in better health than suggested by the negative long-term bond yields in many parts of the western world...

/ 16th July 2019

Market Review April 2019

Markets continued to climb the proverbial wall of worry over April as the S&P 500 was back into record-setting mode, moving past its previous all-time high set back in October 2018...

/ 17th May 2019

Market Review February 2019

February was another month when all the important news seemed to happen in the last week of the month.President Trump met with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un for a second time, only for the talks to break down as the US refused North Korea’s demands for sanctions relief...

/ 11th March 2019

Market Review January 2019

Despite a rocky start over fears of a slowdown in China, world stock markets enjoyed a good month as all major markets were up in January. The positive momentum experienced at the beginning of 2019 is a much needed change of sentiment for the markets which despite the continued global growth expectation (as shown below) was held down by a cloud of negative investor sentiment for much of 2018...

/ 12th February 2019

Market Review December 2018

What were your expectations for December? A quiet wind down to Christmas perhaps? Everyone leaving their offices early, attending various Christmas parties and not much happening in the second half of the month? Nothing could be further from the truth, December was one of the most eventful months of the year...

/ 11th January 2019

Market Review November 2018

November was another unconvincing month for the equity markets with increased volatility as political uncertainty continued to test the markets.  With the month coming to a close there were also some signs that the trade war tensions between the US and China might at least be thawing...

/ 18th December 2018

Market Review October 2018

October once again proved to be a difficult month for this aging bull market with the S&P 500 recording 16 down days throughout the month, equalling its worst month run since April 1970...

/ 11th November 2018

Market Review September 2018

This article was originally intended as a review of Q3 2018, however, given the market unrest over the past week and the potentially unsettling headlines that have been written, we will start this article with a summary of recent events and our view on the economy as it stands today...

/ 12th October 2018