Insights

15 July 2024
Inflation dips; Rally broadens; Third Plenum starts    
Market Review: The observant among you may notice the list of indices covered by our graphic has crept up over the last couple of weeks. Now, including the FTSE 250 ...
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9 July 2024
Starmergeddon; Q2 Starts Positively    
Market Review: The second quarter has started well for bonds and equities as investors regained the bullish disposition that has been in place for most of the year. ...
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1 July 2024
Quarter 2 ends with a whimper    
Market Review: Until the sell-off in the last few hours of trading in the US, it looked as if the S&P 500 would finish the quarter at an all-time high, above ...
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20 June 2024
Inflation Behaves; Macron calls snap election   
Market Review: Looking at the movement in markets of the various regions we monitor, there is a distinct impression of déjà vu in the returns last week. India and ...
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13 June 2024
ECB cuts rates ; Solid US Jobs Numbers spook Bonds   
Market Review: It was a bit of a topsy turvy week for financial markets, but in the end most equity markets finished nicely higher, with the exception of the FTSE ...
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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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