Market Updates.

Market Update – 2nd April 2020. - 2nd April 2020

As we mentioned yesterday, April started in a similar way to those horrible March days, as the Dow Jones had another near 1,000 point down day, falling 4.44%, after officials said the US could see as many as 240,000 coronavirus deaths.

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

A miserable month (and first quarter of 2020) is thankfully finally over. Global equity markets had been relatively stable for the first seven weeks of the year, but that all changed towards the end of February when the coronavirus outbreak started to spread across the world and economies were effectively shut down wherever it appeared.

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Market Update – 31st March 2020. - 31st March 2020

UK equities turned around after we updated you yesterday to end the day up nearly 1% at 5,563.

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Market Update – 27th March 2020. - 27th March 2020

Yesterday (Thursday 26 March 2020), global equity markets shrugged off the poor US jobless claims data and instead focused on benefits of the US economic stimulus package.

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

Market optimism was sustained for a second consecutive day yesterday (Wednesday 25 March 2020), thanks to the fact that the US Senate unanimously approved the $2tr fiscal stimulus package

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Market Update – 25th March 2020. - 25th March 2020

Sentiment improved yesterday as the Democrats reached an agreement with Donald Trump on a $2tr fiscal stimulus package to help the US economy (the world’s largest economy), get through the coronavirus outbreak.

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Market Update – 24th March 2020. - 24th March 2020

Global equity markets fell again yesterday (Monday 23 March 2020) after Democrats again blocked Donald Trump’s proposed US stimulus plan.

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Market Update – 20th March 2020. - 20th March 2020

The latest policy announcements from around the world has calmed markets and allowed some of the recent indiscriminate sell-off to be reversed. Today (20 March 2020), as we write, the FTSE-100 is up 150 points at 5302.

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Market Update – 19th March 2020. - 19th March 2020

Global equity markets are trading slightly firmer this morning after the European Central Bank is showing that it will also do “whatever it takes” to calm markets and help the economy, by announcing a very large €750bn QE programme.

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Market Update – 18th March 2020. - 18th March 2020

Global equity markets had a better day yesterday (Tuesday 17 March 2020) thanks to fiscal stimulus announcements in the UK & the US.

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