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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...

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...

April Market Overview

Trade War Ignited?   Last month we saw Donald Trump announce the introduction of tariffs on aluminium and steel with repercussions felt across the developed world and retaliatory procedures being touted by affected nations. As a result, markets saw a bout of volatility which was further exacerbated...

March Market Overview

  The anti establishment parties made sweeping gains in the Italian general election and looked set to shape a large part of the government, albeit this will be in the form of a coalition. Markets saw a bout of volatility as central banks, in particular the...

February Market Overview

Italy Prepares For Election   Investors will be casting an eye on the momentum of each Italian political party as they prepare to go to the polls on March 4th. The European Union (EU) also stated their terms for the transition period with the UK and the...

January Market Overview

  Donald Trump managed to push through his first legislative win by introducing sweeping tax reforms whilst the UK Government prepared to begin the negotiations for a transition period with the European Union. The Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) figures also continued to suggest growth in the...

Market Overview Mid December 2017

Market Overview Mid December 2017 UK Government agree ‘divorce’ deal  The UK Government managed to negotiate a ‘divorce’ deal with the European Union allowing trade talks to be the next topic of debate. Over in Europe, Merkel’s coalition discussions stumbled which could cause the need for a...