Weekly Market Summary.

Week ending 29th May 2020. - 1st June 2020

As you can see from the accompanying table, global equity markets ended the week (and the month) higher as markets finally appear to be appreciating that the equity market and economic crash we saw in February and March isn’t like any of its predecessors, simply because the coronavirus outbreak, while horrible, is only a transient issue

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Week ending 22nd May 2020. - 26th May 2020

As you can see from the accompanying table, with the exception of Hong Kong and China, global equity markets rose strongly over the week – which more than recouped the previous week’s losses and clearly highlights the benefits of taking a long-term approach to investing.

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Week ending 15th May 2020. - 18th May 2020

It has been a volatile week for global equity markets. Although the overall tone was very much glass half empty, most equity markets headed into this weekend in a much more upbeat mood, as markets started to focus on the reopening of more countries and improving US consumer sentiment.

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Week ending 8th May 2020. - 11th May 2020

The major global equity markets ended the week in positive territory despite more economic data showing the economic damage being brought about by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Week ending 1st May 2020. - 4th May 2020

It was a week of two-halves for global equity markets.

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Week ending 24th April 2020. - 27th April 2020

Global equity markets this week bounced between gains and losses, before finishing the week slightly lower, as volatility and uncertainty was again the key theme given the mixed coronavirus headlines; the oil price, economic data; and US Q1 company earnings.

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Week ending 17th April 2020. - 20th April 2020

Most of the major global equity markets ended the week in positive territory. This may seem bemusing given the week’s grim economic data:  US job losses [...]

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Week ending 10th April 2020. - 14th April 2020

Given the level of uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus, equity markets have recently tended to sell-off towards the end of the week.

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Week ending 3rd April 2020. - 6th April 2020

Global equity markets closed lower today (Friday 3 April 2020), resulting in weekly declines: the FTSE-100 ended the week down 1.72%, while in the US the S&P 500 finished the week 2.08% lower.

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

Global equity markets rallied strongly this week on optimism that America’s $2tr fiscal stimulus will mitigate the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak. For example, in the US, the Dow Jones rose nearly 13%, while the broader S&P 500 index ended the week just over 10% higher after recording its strongest three-day advance since the 1930s

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