With the US Nasdaq technology index having fallen 28% from its high on January 4th, it and other equity indices rebounded from their downward spiral during the penultimate week of May on the expectation, rather than the hope, that inflation is peaking, and that the Federal Reserve is on top it. The belief is that the…

March closed on a note of optimism for equity market investors but April’s stockmarket performance was full of pain, especially for those exposed to the technology, transportation and emerging market (notably China) sectors. Since 1996, April has statistically been the best month for developed market investment returns, followed by July. There is no real rhyme or…

From being heavily oversold in late February, equity markets rebounded strongly in the last two weeks of March as a combination among investors of a fear of missing out (FOMO), buy the dip, and some careful optimism that Putin might seek a way out of continuing the war in Ukraine, all brought to bear in…

For the second time in two years, discussion of global investment markets and investment strategy seems totally inappropriate when there is a threat to civilisation.  Nevertheless, markets are reacting to the world’s condemnation of Russia’s actions

Equities around the world continued the bull run in 2021 which started amid the pandemic in March 2020. It turned out to be the first year in 16 that the S&P500 outperformed the Dow and the Nasdaq. The 500 rose 27%, the Nasdaq rose 22% and the Dow 18%. France’s CAC40 was the surprise star performer…

The pandemic has resulted in many people losing their jobs, and those worst affected by a ratio of 57.5% to 42.5%, are women, according to a survey last week in the US. The task of having to look after an elderly relative and / or young children usually falls on women. This undoubtedly has much to…

Largely unnoticed the dollar has gained strength steadily. It is now at it highest level of the year, up 5% since the lows of May, supported by a sell-off in both bonds and equities as quantitative easing (QE) begins its unwinding in the US.As investors have returned from Summer holidays, September, which is historically a…

Chinese technology stocks, pummelled during July and the early part of August, rebounded during the second half of the month as buyers came in to snap up shares which had been subject to overreactive selling in the wake of a crackdown by the authorities seeking to ensure there is no monopolistic behaviour among the major…

Does China really want to go to war with the West? Right now, it feels like it, not in the military sense but from an economic point of view.  China does not want the West muscling in on its ambitions to take over democratic Taiwan, nor does it want to be told how to treat…

Over the last 12 months there has been a greater understanding of the word ‘vulnerability’ and how it relates to individuals and businesses.  An individual can be vulnerable to making incorrect decisions in their day to day affairs because of an aspect of their health, because they have suffered bereavement, because they have lost their…

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