Financial Market Summaries Archive

  • Equities We are witnessing a very different financial market environment so far in 2018 compared to the steady and strong rise in global equity markets that we saw in 2017.Volatility […]

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    Equities We are witnessing a very different financial market environment so far in 2018 compared to the steady and strong rise in global equity markets that we saw in 2017.Volatility […]

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  • US Stocks Have Led Global Equities Lower Behind the recent market pullback were 2 imbalances: investors’ seeming disregard for rising bond yields, and stock valuations that were high by historical […]

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    US Stocks Have Led Global Equities Lower Behind the recent market pullback were 2 imbalances: investors’ seeming disregard for rising bond yields, and stock valuations that were high by historical […]

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  • Equities  US equities had a very strong 2017 (up circa 25%) and led all global equity markets higher accordingly. This ‘bull run’ continued in the first few weeks of 2018 […]

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    Equities  US equities had a very strong 2017 (up circa 25%) and led all global equity markets higher accordingly. This ‘bull run’ continued in the first few weeks of 2018 […]

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  • Equities US equities are supported by: a weak dollar (supporting multinational exports – see below)     a deregulation of industry under President Donald Trump making it ‘easier for firms to […]

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    Equities US equities are supported by: a weak dollar (supporting multinational exports – see below)     a deregulation of industry under President Donald Trump making it ‘easier for firms to […]

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  •   US Equities: The Dow Jones Industrial Index broke above 24,000 for the first time as global equities enjoyed a 13th straight month of gains. A delivery of tax reform […]

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      US Equities: The Dow Jones Industrial Index broke above 24,000 for the first time as global equities enjoyed a 13th straight month of gains. A delivery of tax reform […]

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  • The world’s economies and stock markets are strong right now. Let’s start with the US. Lots of reasons for American stock markets to keep hitting record highs: Third quarter GDP […]

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    The world’s economies and stock markets are strong right now. Let’s start with the US. Lots of reasons for American stock markets to keep hitting record highs: Third quarter GDP […]

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  • An end to the crisis-era Quantitative Easing and gradual interest rate rises loom across the globe US The US Federal Reserve will throw its 2008 Financial Crisis stimulus programme into […]

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    An end to the crisis-era Quantitative Easing and gradual interest rate rises loom across the globe US The US Federal Reserve will throw its 2008 Financial Crisis stimulus programme into […]

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  • US The two big questions facing traders are the path of US interest rates and the pace of ‘Fed’ balance sheet reduction. US Central Bank Balance Sheet: The Federal Reserve […]

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    US The two big questions facing traders are the path of US interest rates and the pace of ‘Fed’ balance sheet reduction. US Central Bank Balance Sheet: The Federal Reserve […]

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  • Equities US Equities have hit record highs, having climbed nearly 11% so far this year as Wall Street welcomes a cautious Federal Reserve and the first phase of global economic […]

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    Equities US Equities have hit record highs, having climbed nearly 11% so far this year as Wall Street welcomes a cautious Federal Reserve and the first phase of global economic […]

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  • Central Banks: Currently we are seeing a global sell-off in the bond market  (which has spread to equities) amid fears that the post financial crisis era of cheap money from […]

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    Central Banks: Currently we are seeing a global sell-off in the bond market  (which has spread to equities) amid fears that the post financial crisis era of cheap money from […]

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