July 2017

  • July 31st, 2017
    Interest Rate Expectations for UK, Euro-zone and US until Dec 2020

  • July 31st, 2017
    Market Performance 31/7/2017

  • July 31st, 2017
    Market Headlines 31/7/2017

    US US stocks and the dollar ended the week on a cautious note Friday, with Technology among the laggards for the session following results from Amazon that fell short of consensus expectations. Tepid US wage growth and the latest setback to the Republicans plans to repeal Obamacare weighed on the dollar. Tobacco stocks were in […]

  • July 28th, 2017
    Market Headlines 28/7/2017

    US The S&P 500 rallied from intra-day lows to close only marginally down. Technology stocks continued to be of focus with mixed share price response to results released last night – Amazon falling 3%, but Intel beating and rallying by the same amount. The Energy sector benefited from returning strength in the oil price: now […]

  • July 27th, 2017
    3 questions to ask yourself before you build your investment/pension portfolio

    Your financial future is not something to be left to chance. It demands a well-constructed, goal-oriented investment portfolio. In a world of increased market risk, policy uncertainty and an outlook for lower long-term returns across asset classes, how well you build your investment portfolio matters like never before. It can mean the difference between a […]

  • July 27th, 2017
    Market Headlines 27/7/2017

    US. stocks fluctuated, while Treasuries turned higher (yields lower) and the dollar slipped after the Federal Reserve held interest rates steady and signalled it will start unwinding its balance sheet “relatively soon.” The S&P 500 Index swung between gains and losses. Corporate results from AT&T to Boeing bolstered equities earlier in the session. Treasury yields turned lower as […]

  • July 26th, 2017
    Market Headlines 26/7/2017

    US US. stocks rose for the first time in four days, rising 0.3%, as earnings season picked up pace with energy and financial stocks leading gains. The energy sector gained 3.2% after industry data showed U.S. crude stockpiles plunged, easing a glut and sparking the highest close for oil in 7 weeks with a gain […]

  • July 25th, 2017
    Market Headlines 25/7/2017

    US US. stocks ended mixed with the S&P declining 0.1%, while Alphabet Inc. slipped in after-hours trading as its results disappointed. The dollar stabilized after falling to a 15-month low to start a week packed with corporate results and a Federal Reserve rate decision. The Fed is expected to make no change to policy tomorrow with […]

  • July 21st, 2017
    Economic Cycle Chart – currently in Phase 3

  • July 21st, 2017
    Market Headlines 21/7/2017

    US The S&P 500 edged lower Thursday following a weak session for the dollar following comments from Mario Draghi and the failure of the latest US healthcare reform bill. Telecoms and Utilities were the best performing sectors on Wall Street, while Energy stocks were mixed as Brent Crude briefly traded above $50 a barrel before […]