Week ending 10th September 2021.

Week ending 10th September 2021.

13th September 2021

As with the Fed, the financial markets have become obsessed with the outlook of the ECB monetary policy given a number of ECB policymakers have recently stated that they favour a tapering of the ECB’s QE program.

Week ending 3rd September 2021.

Week ending 3rd September 2021.

6th September 2021

After last week’s speech from Jay Powell, the Fed Chair, delivered everything we hoped for when he made it clear that any tapering of its bond buying program (QE) would be slow and based on economic data.

Week ending 27th August 2021.

Week ending 27th August 2021.

31st August 2021

There was plenty of finger-tapping in the office this week as we waited for Jay Powell, the Fed Chair, to speak at the annual Jackson Hole symposium earlier today (3pm UK time).

Week ending 20th August 2021.

Week ending 20th August 2021.

23rd August 2021

As you can see from the accompanying table, it hasn’t been a pleasant week for global equity markets as the resurgence in coronavirus cases has hurt share prices.

Week ending 13th August 2021.

Week ending 13th August 2021.

16th August 2021

After last week’s market obsession on the US employment data release, this week’s main focus was on Wednesday’s (11 August 2021) US CPI inflation reading.

Week ending 6th August 2021.

Week ending 6th August 2021.

9th August 2021

It has been a positive week for global equity markets, which was largely driven by positive company earnings, as we discussed in our last market update, there were also some positive economic updates which drove markets towards the end of the week.

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