Weekly Market Summary.

Week ending 27th November 2020. - 30th November 2020

Disappointingly, the UK’s FTSE-100 performance lagged behind its peers due to the tougher than expected new regional coronavirus lockdowns coupled with the strength of the pound, which has risen by over 3% this month on speculation that a Brexit deal will be reached – and given around two-thirds of the FTSE-100’s total revenue is derived from abroad, a strong pound is negative for the FTSE-100 as it reduces returns for exporters and the value of overseas earnings.

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Week ending 20th November 2020. - 23rd November 2020

The continuing tug of war between the upsetting coronavirus infections and hospitalisations on one end and coronavirus vaccine optimism on the other meant that most global equities markets ended the week flat.

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Week ending 13th November 2020. - 16th November 2020

It has been an emotional roller coaster ride this week: on the one hand front page news headlines on new infections, hospitalisations and deaths continued to worsen; and on the other hand we had positive findings from Pfizer’s (a US pharmaceutical company) coronavirus vaccine which set global equity markets alight this week.

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Week ending 6th November 2020. - 9th November 2020

The big winner this week has been global equity markets.

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Week ending 30th October 2020. - 2nd November 2020

In a week that has been littered with pockets of volatility, the markets closed the weekly session lower.

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Week ending 23rd October 2020. - 26th October 2020

As you can see from the accompanying table, most of the major global equities ended the week slightly lower.

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Week ending 16th October 2020. - 19th October 2020

As you can see from the accompanying table, overall it has been a mixed week: while US equity markets rose slightly, UK and European equity markets ended the week lower.

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Week ending 9th October 2020. - 12th October 2020

The cacophony of noise from the resurgence in coronavirus cases and the US election may be deafening, but it hasn’t stopped global equity markets rising strongly over the week.

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Week ending 2nd October 2020. - 5th October 2020

Donald Trump dominated equity market sentiment this week.

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Week ending 25th September 2020. - 28th September 2020

As you can see from the accompanying table, global equity markets ended the week lower. Journalists love a good negative story and they have been kept busy this week arguing that the resurgence in coronavirus cases (especially given the cooling autumn weather) and the resulting new restrictions will undermine the economic recovery and keep us in a recession.

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