Author: Alicia Sims

7 May 2024
Bear Knives Blunted by US Job Data
Market Review: Going in to the US Jobs data release on Friday, investors of a bearish disposition had been sharpening their knives, looking for confirmation that the ...
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29 April 2024
Monthly Merricks – IS THE LOSS OF APPETITE TOWARDS SUSTAINABILITY SUSTAINABLE?
Actions Speak Louder Than Words We get the message. Or do we? You can not fail to have heard by now that the planet is in trouble – and it’s all our fault. Yet you ...
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16 April 2024
Iran Retaliates; Inflation misbehaves
Geopolitical: US equities tumbled on Friday night as news leaked out that Iran was planning a strike against Israel. Unfortunately the intel was accurate and on ...
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12 April 2024
Q1 2024 Review
After a shaky start in January, equity markets regained the mojo they finished last year with, and it ended up being a very good first quarter of 2024 for risk ...
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8 April 2024
Job data sends yields higher; a new guide to the Gold Price
Oil Price Troubles Investors Market Overview: It was a choppy start to the second quarter as heightened tensions in the Middle East drove the Oil price higher and a ...
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3 April 2024
Markets drift up in shortened Easter week
Market Overview: It was a relatively quiet week for both equities and bonds, with most markets shutting early for Easter, but the US did register another new high ...
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25 March 2024
Bull Market Remains High
Market Overview: After a couple of flattish weeks, equities regained momentum and the bull market rumbled higher. New highs were achieved in the US, Japan and Europe ...
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20 March 2024
US Equity Market Stalls; Bond Yields Rise
Market Overview: The vertiginous climb of the US stock market that began on October 27, 2023, appears to be plateauing as the S&P 500 fell for the second week ...
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4 March 2024
Inflation data fails to tame the Bull Market
Market Overview: Although we didn’t see any great moves in the equity indices last week, Japan and the S&P 500 both still notched new all time closing highs. ...
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1 March 2024
Monthly Merricks – It’s Not Just The Magnificent 7:
It’s Not Just The Magnificent 7: You’d be forgiven for thinking that there were only 7 stocks in the entire world that were worthy of investment, such has been the ...
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26 February 2024
Nvidia Delivers; Japan finally hits a new high
Market Overview: Nvidia results seemed to take on the significance of some major macro-economic data release and the resultant move in global markets only confirmed ...
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14 February 2024
Gong Hei Faat Choy or Happy New Year in Cantonese    
Market Overview: A very happy Chinese New Year to you all, as we welcome in the Year of the Dragon, which I am told, is a much-revered symbol, representing power, ...
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