Market Commentary

January Market Commentary

January Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on January 14, 2021
Introduction 2020 has been a year like no other, and yet – as we will see below – the majority…
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December Market Commentary

December Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on December 14, 2020
Was the end of November a time to celebrate? All the stock markets we cover made significant gains in the…
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November Market Commentary

November Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on November 20, 2020
The end of October brought plenty of bad news for Western economies as scientists stood in front of graphs and…
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October Market Commentary

October Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on October 26, 2020
September was a difficult month for world stock markets. It was one of those rare months when none of the…
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September Market Commentary

September Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on September 10, 2020
August used to be known as the ‘silly season’ – a phrase coined by the Times in 1861 to describe…
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August Market Commentary

August Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on August 18, 2020
Introduction  If there was one word that characterised July, it was tension. Tension between Beijing and Hong Kong, tension between…
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July Market Commentary

July Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on July 28, 2020
Looking back to the start of last month, June began optimistically as the Space X astronauts reached the International Space…
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June Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on June 18, 2020
Introduction  For the second month in a row, we went back to the previous month’s Commentary before we wrote a…
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May Market Commentary

May Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on May 29, 2020
Introduction  Right now, even a week seems a long time in the news agenda. Remembering the end of March, when…
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April Market Commentary

April Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on April 16, 2020
Introduction In March, the coronavirus outbreak seemed to steal all the headlines, giving us almost hourly updates as it transformed…
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February Market Commentary

February Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on February 10, 2020
China grabbed the headlines again in January, but this time not for trade. On 31st December, the Chinese authorities had…
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