Weekly Market Summary.

Week ending 26th February 2021. - 1st March 2021

As you can see from the accompanying table, it wasn’t a particularly pretty week for global equity markets as the ‘topic du jour’ was whether inflation is about to go into hyper drive, following some strong US economic data and comments from a BoE policymaker.

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Week ending 19th February 2021. - 22nd February 2021

As you can see from the accompanying table, over the week equity markets were little changed. However, of more interest is the fact that it was this time last year that equity markets began to fall as coronavirus, which until then was seen as being contained in Wuhan, started to spread outside of China.

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Week ending 12th February 2021. - 15th February 2021

Thankfully the brouhaha about an imminent return of inflation – and with it, tighter monetary policy via higher interest rates – didn’t last very long!

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Week ending 5th February 2021. - 8th February 2021

Unfortunately, you can’t always get what you want – but thankfully we did get the next best thing from the Bank of England’s monetary policy meeting this week: negative UK interest rates are viable and if the economic outlook weakens then the BoE is ready to take action.

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Week ending 29th January 2021. - 1st February 2021

For us, the main story of the week was the US Central bank’s monetary policy meeting.

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Week ending 22nd January 2021. - 25th January 2021

As you can see from the accompanying table, US equity markets welcomed Joe Biden as the new president with a strong week.

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Week ending 15th January 2021. - 18th January 2021

While Donald Trump’s impeachment grabbed the headlines this week, it had absolutely no impact on equity markets as Donald Trump’s Presidency naturally comes to an end next Wednesday (20 January 2021) with the inauguration of Joe Biden.

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Week ending 8th January 2021. - 12th January 2021

While it was a historically depressing week given the scenes of protesters storming Capitol Hill in Washington, coupled with the surging coronavirus cases (resulting in tighter lockdown restrictions) around the globe; at the same time it was a historically upbeat week for equity markets…

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Week ending 1st January 2021. - 4th January 2021

The champagne corks weren’t exactly popping as it was a quiet end to a horrible year – and one that we are pleased to see the back of.

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Week ending 18th December 2020. - 21st December 2020

Overall it has been a ‘nothing week’. We had high hopes on Brexit negotiations, US fiscal stimulus talks and monetary policy meetings at the major central banks, but all effectively turned out to be non-events.

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