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April Market Commentary

Introduction This market commentary has been produced for some time now but March 2021 was the first month when a ship made the headlines. Anyone who watched a news bulletin…

March Market Commentary

Introduction Welcome to the March Market Commentary: as you will see below, February was a good month for world stock markets with virtually all the major markets moving in the…

Budget Overview 2021

Introduction It is interesting to look back 12 months to Rishi Sunak’s first Budget: it was followed by a year none of us could have predicted or imagined. The Conservatives…

February Market Commentary

Introduction It might be appropriate to start January 2021 by looking back at last year. At the start of January 2020, we were fairly sure what we would be…

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…