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9th May 2022
This week equity markets were all about Fed and BoE monetary policy meetings. Given recent inflation data is screaming for higher interest rates, it was no surprise to us that both central banks increased interest rates: the Fed increased US interest rates by 0.50% and the BoE increased UK interest rates by 0.25%.
3rd May 2022
It has been an exhausting week thanks to some savage equity market volatility, as in addition to navigating the war in Ukraine; higher inflation readings; and a struggling Chinese economy due to coronavirus lockdowns, we also had some big US companies reporting earnings.
25th April 2022
Many markets were closed on Monday for the Easter holidays, and whilst you would be hard pressed to miss the festivities in the UK, of course many markets are based in countries that do not celebrate Easter as a national holiday, and remained open.
19th April 2022
Whilst in the UK, many were focussing on the Grand National at the weekend, in France, another type of race was taking place. We saw opinion polls for the French presidential election, and whilst the sitting president took the lead, Marine Le Pen is giving Emmanuel Macron a run for his money