Market Updates.

Market update – 2nd December 2020. - 2nd December 2020

Although November ended on a downer as the FTSE-100 fell just over 100 points (nearly 1.6%) on Monday (30 November 2020), overall November delivered some fantastic equity market rallies: the FTSE-100 rose 12.35%, while in the US the Dow Jones climbed 11.84% and Japan’s Topix ended the month 11.12% higher.

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Market Update – 26th November 2020. - 26th November 2020

The equity market theme so far this week has been the same as the last few weeks.

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Market update – 18th November 2020. - 18th November 2020

With the US Presidential election effectively settled, coronavirus is again the main driver of global equity markets.

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Market Update – 11th November 2020. - 11th November 2020

We have previously stated that while the US Presidential election was important, it is progress on a coronavirus vaccine that will have a far greater impact on global equity markets as a vaccine will allow economies to fully reopen and thus speed up the economic recovery.

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Market Update – Wednesday 4th November. - 4th November 2020

Although the polls and news reports over recent weeks have suggested that it was Joe Biden’s (a Democrat) election to lose, we have warned that the US Presidential election was likely to be tight (simply because, as with voting Conservative or for Brexit in the UK, there are potentially lots of Americans that don’t want to admit to voting for Donald Trump) and as a consequence could potentially be contested and decided in the courts.

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Market Update – 30th October 2020. - 30th October 2020

It has been a brutal week so far for global equity markets as the tug-of-war contest has seen the winning marker move decisively away from the side with the healthy company earnings (profitability) announcements…

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Market Update – 21st October 2020. - 21st October 2020

Unfortunately there is nothing new to write home about so far this week, as the key theme impacting global equity markets is a familiar one: coronavirus negativity is dominating sentiment as global daily new inflection numbers continue to rise, and as a result, lockdown restrictions are being imposed across Europe.

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Market Update – 14th October 2020. - 14th October 2020

Although this week’s US Presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden has been cancelled, it hasn’t stopped the ongoing stimulus shenanigans and rapidly approaching election from continuing to be a large influence on global equity markets.

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Market Update – 7th October 2020. - 7th October 2020

Global equity markets got off to a positive start this week after Donald Trump was able to return to the White House, coupled with the growing prospects of an undisputed election result.

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Market Update – 1st October 2020. - 1st October 2020

After last week’s declines in global equity markets due to indiscriminate selling, it is no surprise to us that equity markets have started to bounce back slightly this week, despite Tuesday’s US Presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

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