US The S&P 500 Index fell at the close after trading higher earlier in the day as the Federal Reserve’s first decision under Chairman Jerome Powell came in less hawkish than the market had expected. Federal Reserve officials raised the benchmark lending rate by 0.25% and forecast a steeper path of hikes in 2019 and 2020, citing […]
US US. stocks edged higher, led by energy-related companies, as equity markets shrugged off weakness in technology and threats of global trade barriers. Crude advanced to a three-week high as the OPEC-led alliance of major oil producers accelerated the time line for curbing a worldwide supply glut, helping to lift the shares of companies such as Hess […]
By David Brett – Investment Writer – Schroders ‘Compounding’ can have a dramatic effect on returns. We highlight the difference it has made for major stock markets. Reinvesting dividends is one of the most powerful tools available for boosting returns over time. Investors in the MSCI World would certainly have noticed the difference over the […]
US Stocks gave up early gains Monday as uncertainty over the prospect of tariffs undid some of the market’s recent job-driven advances. The S&P 500 Index rallied 3.5% last week, with the biggest gains coming after a labour market report underscored economic strength that gave fresh impetus to the nine-year-old bull market in global equities. […]
US US stocks rose after President Donald Trump announced tariffs that were narrower than some traders had anticipated. The S&P 500 advanced for the fourth time in five days, rising 0.4%, as investors found relief in the president’s decision to exclude Canada and Mexico while giving other countries wiggle room from levies on imports of […]
A look back at markets in February 2018 when global equity markets retreated as volatility returned. February-2018 Please click on the link above.
US The S&P 500 ended the week on a positive note on Friday, closing 0.5% higher. The index had been down as much as 1.1% intraday before a rebound in Healthcare, Consumer Staples and Technology stocks reversed the sell-off. Initial equity market weakness was caused by the announcement of global tariffs on steel and aluminium […]