Weekly Market Summary.

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Week ending 27th September 2019. - 30th September 2019

While it has been an interesting week watching the latest political turmoil unfold in both the UK and US, it should be noted that this is just a sideshow as the main driver for markets is still the US/China trade talks (as this impacts global economic growth and corporate profitability).

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Week ending 20th September 2019. - 23rd September 2019

Oil was of course the main focus at the start of the week after last Sunday’s (15 September 2019) drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities which took out half of their oil production (roughly 5.7m barrels a day), which is around 5% of the total daily global supply.

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Week ending 13th September 2019. - 16th September 2019

It was another positive week for global equity markets thanks to positive developments on US-China trade relations and monetary policy easing by the European Central Bank.

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Week ending 6th September 2019. - 9th September 2019

As summer draws to a close, it was back to work for a lot of people this week, including UK politicians! The political turmoil which followed resulted in a volatile week for Sterling, whilst global equity markets posted modest returns.

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Week ending 30th August 2019. - 2nd September 2019

After a disappointing end to last week following an escalation in US/China trade tensions, global equity markets rallied strongly this week on hopes that there will be a truce thanks to positive comments from Donald Trump.

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Week ending 23rd August 2019. - 27th August 2019

Equity markets were dominated yet again this week by the US/China trade spat and speculation on central bank policy.

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Week ending 16th August 2019. - 19th August 2019

Whilst the past few weeks have been centred on sentiment overreacting to US President Donald Trump’s proposed September China Tariffs, earlier this week we saw conversations between both US and Chinese trade representatives result in the US delaying the 10% tariff on the majority of key goods until December, with the Chinese easing off on their proposed US agriculture tariffs.

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Week ending 9th August 2019. - 12th August 2019

This week has been much like a Sunday, following a ‘big’ Saturday night out… in that not that much has happened other than the hangover from the night before!

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Week ending 2nd August 2019. - 5th August 2019

In a week that seemed primed to be dominated by central bank meetings and policy, in particular by the US Federal Reserve (Fed), it ended up being hijacked by none other than US President Donald Trump!

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Week ending 26th July 2019. - 29th July 2019

UK Media has been dominated by the change in government this week, however, the developments had little bearing on global equity market direction as investors were focused on the ECB’s monetary policy announcement and US economic data.

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