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April Market Overview

Brexit Impasse Continues Summary The UK experienced another month of political disarray as the Government struggled to come to a unified agreement on our departure from the European Union. Parliament will attempt to find a cross party compromise. The European Union is beginning to become impatient with...

March Market Overview

Trump Delays China Tariff Hike  Summary Equity markets saw a positive month in February as investors saw trade tensions ease between China and the US. Discussions are still taking place between the world’s two largest economies and we are beginning to see both leaders realise that a...

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February Market Overview

Trade Talks Reach Pivotal Point Summary February is likely to be a crucial month for markets and could determine global growth for the rest of 2019. US/China trade talks are still being debated and the deadline for a potential deal needs to be struck by 2nd March...

January Market Overview

US-China Signal Positive Progress On Trade  Summary 2018 ended in turbulent fashion for investors as uncertainty over global growth alongside the acceleration of US monetary policy tightening amplified concerns over whether this could trigger a recession. The ambiguity surrounding future relations between the US and China has...

December Market Overview

Trade War Calls Ceasefire Summary There had been much anticipation surrounding the post G20 meeting between the US and China as investors were hopeful that there could be some trade concessions from the two largest economies. Investors breathed a sigh of relief as President Trump and President...

October Market Overview

Brexit Negotiations Intensify  The deadline for a potential deal with the European Union is closing in with crucial dates fast approaching. The European Union (EU) are hosting a summit this month and many political analysts have predicted that a withdrawal agreement could be achieved during these...

September Market Overview

Brexit Timetable Pushed Back Negotiations for a trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and the UK took place as the deadline for a mutual consensus approached. The first indications that a deal may not be agreed by the European Council meeting in October were hinted...

August Market Overview

Trump Trade War Escalates The trade war rhetoric became pertinent as China and the US implemented more tariffs on each of their economies. Despite this escalation, global markets continued to push forward as Trump’s trade war was shrugged off by increasing corporate earnings and a generally...

July Market Overview

Trade War Tensions Persist Donald Trump’s battle with the largest economies in the world has evolved as the US president threatened more tariffs with the aim of reducing trade deficits, mainly with China and the European Union. The European Central Bank have also stated that they...

May Market Overview

Earnings Season In Full Swing Corporate profits, revenues and management outlooks helped to bolster a stock market narrative which had been dominated by trade tensions and regulation of technology companies. Although, some of these fears have not been completely diminished, the earnings reported have been positive...