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January Market Commentary

Introduction 2020 has been a year like no other, and yet – as we will see below – the majority of world stock markets have enjoyed a good year. It…

December Market Commentary

Introduction  Was the end of November a time to celebrate? All the stock markets we cover made significant gains in the month and the UK’s second national lockdown ended. A…

November Market Commentary

Introduction  The end of October brought plenty of bad news for Western economies as scientists stood in front of graphs and talked of ‘inexorable rises’ and ‘exponential increases.’ Unsurprisingly, stock…

October Market Commentary

Introduction  September was a difficult month for world stock markets. It was one of those rare months when none of the markets we report on managed to gain any ground…

July Market Commentary

Looking back to the start of last month, June began optimistically as the Space X astronauts reached the International Space Station and ended on an even more upbeat note as…

Focus on the escalator not the yo-yo

We came across this exchange on Twitter recently: “The stock market is like someone playing with a yo-yo whilst riding the up escalator. The secret is to focus on the…