Covid-19

Could A Second Wave Indirectly Spur The Markets?

2020-08-14T12:15:54+00:00

As we approach the latter stages of the third quarter, global markets continue to exhibit high levels of volatility in reaction to the Covid 19 pandemic.

With a resurgence of the virus widely expected, Governments and Central Banks are again poised to act with stimulus packages and further cuts to interest rates in a bid to provide more support to regional economies.

In this update, Deputy Chief Investment Officer Colin Gellatly, offers his thoughts as to why a second wave of […]

Could A Second Wave Indirectly Spur The Markets?2020-08-14T12:15:54+00:00

Market Update – 25th May 2020

2020-05-25T14:53:19+00:00

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

1st May 2020 – Further Gains for Global Stock Markets

2020-05-04T12:52:52+00:00

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

Covid-19 – Insurance and staying protected – Your questions answered

2020-04-08T13:24:34+00:00

The importance of staying protected

Coronavirus is having a huge impact on all of our lives and, it goes without saying, that this must be a very unsettling time for everyone. Not surprisingly, we’ve received a number of queries from our clients in relation to protection cover and claims which I have made every effort to provide answers to in the following Q&A section.

Am I still covered?

Providing you have paid your monthly […]

Covid-19 – Insurance and staying protected – Your questions answered2020-04-08T13:24:34+00:00

Covid 19 – How will it affect my mortgage? – Your questions answered

2020-04-08T13:03:43+00:00

Many of you have already been in touch with us over the last few weeks with mortgage related queries. This email is intended to provide you with some general mortgage information and support relating to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The UK’s mortgage market has changed profoundly in the last two weeks as the full effect of the Coronavirus has started to be felt. Lenders have been told to allow repayment holidays; moving home is virtually banned leaving […]

Covid 19 – How will it affect my mortgage? – Your questions answered2020-04-08T13:03:43+00:00

How Will My Future Finances Be Affected After Coronavirus?

2020-04-08T13:07:36+00:00

Hello,

We wanted to keep you informed in light of recent volatility in the world stock markets, mainly due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Our recommendation is not to panic and to sit tight. Your investment has been set up for the longer term. Market volatility is unnerving and differing opinions on what the future holds, confuses matters more. But it’s important that you understand that volatility is part and parcel of […]

How Will My Future Finances Be Affected After Coronavirus?2020-04-08T13:07:36+00:00