Weekly Market Summary.

Week ending 21st June 2019. - 24th June 2019

Global equities rose this week on the prospect of looser monetary policy and the hope that US/China trade talks will soon resume.

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Week ending 14th June 2019. - 17th June 2019

Global equity markets faced crosscurrents this week, as positive US-Mexico trade developments were overshadowed by uncertainty over US-China trade.

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Week ending 7th June 2019. - 10th June 2019

The last two weeks’ equity market moves show perfectly that markets rarely move in a straight line and it is best not to make knee-jerk decisions.

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Week ending 31st May 2019. - 3rd June 2019

It was an ugly week for global equities as intensifying trade concerns soured sentiment for risk assets.

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Week ending 24th May 2019. - 28th May 2019

While US/China trade tensions dominated market sentiment this week after the US said it was considering blacklisting up to five Chinese surveillance firms, there were a couple of positive (albeit) minor developments: the US temporarily eased some of the planned Huawei trade curbs; and China’s ambassador to the US, Cui Tiankai, said that China is ready to continue talks and is committed to forging a new trade deal.

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Week ending 17th May 2019. - 20th May 2019

Following a relatively subdued period, global trade was firmly top of the agenda again this week and despite the US and China’s tit-for-tat exchanges, most other equity markets posted positive returns.

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Week ending 10th May 2019. - 13th May 2019

The positivity over last Friday’s (3 May 2019) excellent US payrolls report, which showed robust job creation growth with no indication of wage pressure, proved short-lived!

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Week ending 3rd May 2019. - 7th May 2019

It has been a busy week full of crucial data and economic events despite the fact a number of markets have been closed (Japanese markets were closed all week; Chinese markets were closed for three days and most European markets were closed on Wednesday 1 May 2019).

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Week ending 26th April 2019. - 29th April 2019

It has been an interesting week for global markets with pockets of news sprouting up everywhere!

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Week ending 19th April 2019. - 23rd April 2019

Following last week’s agreement to delay the UK’s withdrawal from the EU until the end of October, UK politicians took some time off for Easter this week.

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