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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...

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...

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...

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...