Weekly Market Round Up

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March 2018

Weekly Market Round-Up: 9 March 2018

By | 2018-03-13T13:39:06+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Weekly Market Round Up|

GEOPOLITICS DOMINATES HEADLINES Global investor pessimism over a potential trade war abated somewhat last week, as the Trump administration announced that certain countries would be exempt from the newly imposed tariffs. In Asia, shares staged a late rally as investors also took heart from the apparent thawing of relations between the US and North Korea, [...]

December 2017

Weekly Market Round-Up: 8 December 2017

By | 2017-12-13T18:58:59+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Weekly Market Round Up|

US DOLLAR AND STERLING RISE AS DEADLOCKS RESOLVED Both the US dollar and the pound strengthened. The greenback rallied against a basket of currencies as a US government shutdown was averted by Congress agreeing to fund spending until 22 December. Sterling climbed after a breakthrough in Brexit talks, enabling the UK government to move forward [...]

Weekly Market Round-Up: 1 December 2017

By | 2017-12-13T18:58:07+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Weekly Market Round Up|

STOCK MARKETS EDGE LOWER; FINANCIAL SHARES OUTPERFORM Sterling outperformed major rivals on signs of progress towards a Brexit deal, after the UK appeared to make an offer on the exit bill that could lead to a breakthrough in talks (see below). The currency strength took the shine off stock markets, however, by lowering the value [...]

November 2017

Weekly Market Round-Up: 17 November 2017

By | 2017-11-27T16:25:52+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Weekly Market Round Up|

WEEK ENDING 17 NOVEMBER 2017 LATE RALLY IN GLOBAL SHARES HELPS STEM WEAKNESS It was a decidedly shaky start to last week, with energy stocks experiencing particularly heavy falls, due to a falling oil price. However, a late rally in US technology and consumer staples stocks, courtesy of good profits announcements resulted in the S&P [...]

Weekly Market Round-Up: 3 November 2017

By | 2017-11-27T16:26:28+00:00 November 21st, 2017|Weekly Market Round Up|

WEEK ENDING 3 NOVEMBER 2017 MARKETS OPTIMISTIC ON GLOBAL GROWTH HOPES Many stock markets hit record highs mid - week, before easing back. The positive sentiment was fuelled by an economic expansion that seems well - distributed globally, by strong company earnings, by pro - growth policies in many countries such as Japan and India, [...]

Weekly Market Round-Up: 10 November 2017

By | 2017-11-27T16:27:19+00:00 November 11th, 2017|Weekly Market Round Up|

GLOBAL SHARES RETREAT FROM RECORD HIGHS Global shares retreated from historic highs last week, paring gains in the last few days on news that the US Senate would delay any plans to reduce US corporate taxes until 2019. (Lower taxes typically increase profits growth). European shares fell, as did eurozone bond prices, with bond yields [...]

August 2017

Weekly Market Round-Up July 28

By | 2017-08-04T09:17:24+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Weekly Market Round Up|

WEEK ENDING 28 JULY 2017 INVESTORS DRENCHED IN A DELUGE OF RESULTS Stock markets experienced a mixture of sunshine and showers last week as a raft of half-yearly company results dominated individual share prices. Globally, company results were mixed – in the US, Boeing pleased investors, but Amazon disappointed. In Europe, sluggish sales growth from [...]

July 2017

Weekly Market Round-Up July 14

By | 2017-07-26T11:23:11+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Weekly Market Round Up|

WEEK ENDING 14 JULY 2017 STOCK MARKETS PARTY LIKE IT’S 1999 The shares, bonds and currencies of emerging markets bounced, outperforming developed markets and reversing declines seen earlier this month. The gains came as remarks from Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve chair, stoked investor expectations that the US central bank will not hasten to withdraw stimulus [...]

Weekly Market Round-Up July 7

By | 2017-07-26T11:18:20+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Weekly Market Round Up|

WEEK ENDING 7 JULY, 2017 EUROZONEYIELDS RISE ON ECB OUTLOOK Company shares worldwide were little changed in sterling terms, with the MSCI All Country World index remaining close to a record peak, as fresh weakness in debt markets restrained sentiment. Bank stocks, whose profits are linked to the level of bond yields, topped the leaderboard [...]

Weekly Market Round-Up June 30

By | 2017-07-26T11:22:52+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Weekly Market Round Up|

WEEK ENDING 30 JUNE, 2017 EURO, STERLING SURGE; BONDS MARKETS SLIP The top central bankers for the euro area and the UK raised the prospect of a reduction in stimulus policies (see below) – including record-low interest rates –prompting their respective currencies to jump versus the US dollar. The euro-area and UK bond markets dropped [...]