In what felt like a relatively quiet week with lower daily market movements than we have been experiencing recently, all of the major equity markets enjoyed steady growth last week. The FTSE 100 index was boosted by a positive showing on Friday as the UK’s coronavirus R rate fell below 1 and better than expected economic data. The UK economy dodged a double dip recession as the economy grew by 1% in the final quarter of 2020 […]
Week ending 22 January 2021 market update
It was a mixed week for global equity markets last week. In the UK, the FTSE 100 was down 0.6% as a combination of poor economic data and concerns of a longer-than-expected lockdown and harsher travel restrictions had an effect. However, in the United States, the Dow Jones 30 registered its fifth positive week in six while the S&P 500 posted its third positive week in four. The Nasdaq advanced […]
December was a positive month for global equity markets to close an extraordinary year. The coronavirus pandemic has caused significant volatility in global equity markets and while they have all recovered from their lows, the performance over the year is mixed.
The FTSE 100 index ended the year down more than 14%. The value and cyclical nature of the UK markets has caused a significant underperformance compared with their US counterparts.
Both the Dow Jones 30 […]
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Global equity markets had a difficult week as markets reacted to tensions between the United States and China.
The situation between the United States and China has been brewing recently. Tensions have been on the rise in relation to Hong Kong as the Chinese government is tightening its control over the region. Last week, the US government closed a Chinese consulate in Houston, and as a response, the Chinese government ordered the US consulate in Chengdu to close.
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: 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 […]