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Author: Robert Merrifield

Mid-week update: 24 September 2020

The week to Wednesday’s close saw global stock markets give up more ground as the powerful six month rally from the March lows came to an end.  Global equities fell…

Mid week update: 16 September 2020

The week to Tuesday’s close saw equity markets reclaim some of the ground lost recently, with global equities gaining 2.2%.  Having led the downturn, US technology shares added 3.2%, pushing…

Mid week update: 9 September 2020

The week to Tuesday’s close saw a sharp pullback in US equities as the tech giants that have dominated performance this year suffered sharp falls.  Technology shares gave up most…

Mid week update: 2 September 2020

The week to Tuesday saw global stock markets rise by 1.6%, led once again by the US market, which rose by 2.4%.  In contrast, Europe declined by 1.1% and the…

Mid week update: 12 August 2020

The week to Tuesday’s close saw a slight change in the tone of markets with mid and smaller companies outpacing technology and gold. The UK stock market rose by 2.3%, the…

Mid week update: 5 August 2020

The week to Tuesday’s close saw global equity markets continue their rise despite a rise in Covid-19 infections in most countries. The rise of 1.4% was once again led by…

Mid week update: 29 July 2020

The week to Tuesday’s close saw equity markets give up recent gains, with the UK falling 2.2%, Europe 3.2% and the US 1.2%. Multi-asset portfolios performed better, with some of…

Mid-week update: 22 July 2020

The week to Tuesday's close saw the UK top 100 companies index decline by 0.4%, the US S&P 500 Index rise by 1.0% and the Eurozone Index rise 0.4%. The global…

Mid-week update: 15 July 2020

The week to Tuesday’s close saw the UK top 100 companies index gain 0.4%, the US S&P 500 Index gain 0.9% and the Euronext 100 add 0.3%.  Gains over the…

Mid-week update: 8 July 2020

The week to Tuesday’s close saw the new quarter get off to a strong start, with UK top 100 companies index gain 0.5%, the Euronext 100 Index 2.6% and the…