Market Commentary

December Markets In Brief

December Markets In Brief

By Paul Hamer on December 19, 2019
November saw Brexit put on hold while the UK braced itself for a December election, and the US/China trade dispute…
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November Market Commentary

November Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on November 29, 2019
The beginning of October brought us the Conservative Party conference and a plethora of promises and fiery speeches. Meanwhile world…
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September Market Commentary

September Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on September 18, 2019
Introduction August is traditionally known as the ‘silly season’. The great and the good are on holiday. Nothing is happening:…
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August Market Commentary

August Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on August 8, 2019
Gold hit a six-year high as nervous investors looked for alternatives to stock markets. The IMF cut global growth forecasts…
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July Market Commentary

July Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on July 18, 2019
Introduction Many of you will know the old stock market adage: ‘Sell in May and go away, and come on…
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June Market Commentary

June Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on June 6, 2019
Introduction May was a relatively quiet month, virtually nothing of any importance happened at all. Well, apart from the European…
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May Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on May 20, 2019
Introduction First the good news. None of the leading world stock markets on which we report in this Bulletin fell…
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April Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on April 11, 2019
Introduction We have commented before on the difficulty of ‘hitting a moving target.’ Sometimes in writing this commentary you run…
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March Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on March 18, 2019
Introduction February was another month when all the important news seemed to happen in the last week of the month.
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February Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on February 12, 2019
Introduction The story of the US/China trade dispute was a thread running through much of last year. Some progress was…
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January Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on January 9, 2019
A quiet wind down to Christmas? Everyone leaving their offices early and not much happening in the second half of…
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December Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on December 12, 2018
Introduction It is always difficult writing a report like this, as you are always trying to ‘hit a moving target.’…
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