Aug 15

Market Commentary – August 2018

July was the month that football was coming home…and then headed to France. It was also the start to one of the hottest, long lasting spells of warm weather which we are seemingly both enjoying and hating at the same time. One thing that seems to be certain is that... read more →
Jul 10

Market Commentary – July 2018

Introduction As a fan of science fiction, a common theme is the tale of the time traveller who travels to the present day from the future to warn of impending doom. If such an individual had appeared in May 2016 to announce that in two years’ time we would be... read more →
Jun 11

Market Commentary – June 2018

May was a very exciting month, with something for everyone going on. We had Eurovision, where the most European of European countries won – Israel. A week later we had the wedding of the year with Harry and Meghan tying the knot with an estimated global audience of 1.9 billion... read more →
May 24

Market Commentary – May 2018

They say a week is a long time in politics, but when two nuclear powers are at each other’s throats one minute and then 6 months later they are organising their first date, you would be forgiven for wondering what on earth is going on. The historic meeting of the... read more →
Apr 17

Market Commentary – April 2018

March started very much as February had finished. The world markets continued on the volatility trail. All 12 markets we track were in negative territory over March – which is something we have not seen in a long time. Still reeling from the realisation that interest rates would probably increase... read more →
Mar 21

Market Commentary – March 2018

Hibernation didn’t seem such a bad option in February. If not for the “Beast from the East”, then for the way volatility returned to the world markets. The markets received a rude awakening in the first week of the month with signs of inflation creeping back into the US. One... read more →
Feb 19

Market Commentary – February 2018

2018 started off well for investors, with 10 out of the 12 indexes we monitor making gains, some pretty spectacular. The one geographic area which really suffered was the UK, being dogged by new uncertainties over Brexit, alleged conspiracies against Theresa May as well as the collapse of Carillion –... read more →