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Author: Robert Merrifield

Mid-week update: 8 July 2020

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

Mid-week update: 1 July 2020

This week the mid-week update coincides with the end of the second quarter. Despite concern over news of rising Covid-19 infection rates in the US and elsewhere the week to…

Mid-week update: 24 June 2020

The week to Tuesday’s close saw the UK FTSE 100 Index close 1.2% higher on the week, the Euronext 100 Index 1.7% higher but the US S&P 500 Index just…

Mid-week update: 17 June 2020

The week to Tuesday’s close saw the return of volatility, with large falls in the US on Thursday largely reversed over the rest of the week.  The UK FTSE100 ended…

Mid-week update: 10 June 2020

The week to Tuesday’s close saw returns from equity markets diverge, with the UK FTSE 100 Index surrendering 0.7% of its recent gains and Europe’s Euronext 100 Index adding 0.7%,…

Mid-week update: 4 June 2020

The week to Wednesday’s close saw global equity markets put in another strong performance with the UK FTSE 100 Index gaining 2.6%, the US S&P 500 Index gaining 2.9% and…

Mid-week update: 27 May 2020

The week to Tuesday’s close saw a strong performance from second line stocks as investors shunned the winners from COVID-19 - largely technology and pharmaceutical stocks - and invested in…

Mid-week update: 20 May 2020

The week to Tuesday’s close saw the UK FTSE 100 Index gain 0.1%, the US S&P 500 Index give up 0.3% and the Euronext 100 Index decline 0.4% as profit…

Mid-week update: 13 May 2020

Equity markets made modest progress during the week to Tuesday’s close, driven by rising expectation of another huge rescue package in the US and by further easing of lockdowns.  However,…

Mid-week update: 6 May 2020

The week to Tuesday’s close saw equity markets lose ground as investors took profits on the substantial gains we have seen since the March lows. This is very much in…