Those with a keen interest in financial markets will have noticed that 2022 has brought with it the brewing of a dramatic storm in the more ‘glamorous’ areas of the stock market. The US S&P 500 index is down 8.1% year-to-date (at 27th Jan), while the ‘go-faster’ Tech-biased Nasdaq is down even more at 13.7%. The […]
This week marks the anniversary of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine announcement, an important milestone. Other leading pharmaceutical firms launched vaccines of their own shortly after, allowing governments throughout the world to offer doses to their populations on a mass scale. One year later, the data suggests the vaccines have been very effective at dampening the risks […]
The Autumn Budget has now been published and sets out measures to be introduced to address the Chancellor’s post pandemic commitment to ‘build back better’. Please click on this link to access our summary.
Global stock markets have continued their upward march since our last market commentary in April. When compared to the darkest days of March 2020, the US S&P 500 stock index has now doubled in value and broadly similar, albeit slightly less impressive, figures are being witnessed by other key market exchanges. The effectiveness of leading […]
The state of the world’s health seems to have turned a corner since our last investment communication. Notwithstanding the terrible situations in those countries struggling to get on a grip on the pandemic such as India and Brazil, at last there appears to be real hope that COVID-19 will be defeated sooner rather than later. […]
The disconnect between unstoppable financial markets and deteriorating global economic fundamentals continues to widen as the world maintains its efforts to manage the spread of COVID-19. If anything serves to remind us that the stock market is not the economy, this is certainly it. The huge stimulus packages put in place by the authorities – […]