Monthly Archives: May 2020

Market Update – 26th May 2020


Last week, most global equity markets had a positive week despite it being like a a rollercoaster at times with often a positive day followed by a negative one.  This is because the week started strongly as results of a promising early trial for a vaccine against coronavirus boosted investors.  Whilst US biotechnology company, Moderna’s, success is still at an early stage, it raised the probability that the virus can be vaccinated against.

However, the on-going US-China tensions […]

Market Update – 26th May 20202020-05-26T10:48:15+00:00

Market Update – 25th May 2020


Market Update: Rally pauses as markets weigh up latest virus developments

LAST WEEKS – KEY Takeaways

Markets: Uncertainty weighs on shares

  • Global shares fell at the start of the week after new coronavirus cases were reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan (where the virus originated) and the South Korean capital of Seoul;
  • The markets also had to contend with rising tensions between the US and China, as President Trump continued to blame […]
Market Update – 25th May 20202020-05-25T14:53:19+00:00

Karrek Chartered Financial Planners – Other Services


We wanted to keep in touch with you to let you know about some of the products and services that we offer advice on at Karrek Chartered Financial Planners. We understand that times are very different at the moment but we can still help assist you with your financial goals and needs.

It is in times like these that the importance of sound financial advice is most apparent so here are some of the areas of […]

Karrek Chartered Financial Planners – Other Services2020-05-25T14:45:30+00:00

Market Update – 7th May 2020


Last week was a tale of two halves for global equity markets.  After a strong first part to the week which saw the FTSE 100 index break through the 6,000 barrier for the first time in eight weeks, most global equity markets fell back sharply on Thursday and Friday as a result of weak economic data, Royal Dutch Shell announcing their first cut in the dividend since World War Two and Donald Trump restarting the trade war rhetoric with […]

Market Update – 7th May 20202020-05-07T12:22:04+00:00

1st May 2020 – Further Gains for Global Stock Markets


A fortnight ago we noted that, in spite of continuing lockdown measures and a raft of dire economic data, global stock markets had made a welcome – if partial – recovery from their late-March lows. Happily, this recovery has since continued almost uninterrupted. Having suffered a fall of historic scale and speed, the US stock market (as measured by the Russell 1000 index) ended April down ‘only’ 10% for the year to date. Remarkably, had […]

1st May 2020 – Further Gains for Global Stock Markets2020-05-04T12:52:52+00:00