Newsletter No. 12 16/06/2017

  Good Afternoon,   The UK This week the FTSE 100 has retreated slightly and is now trading around 7450. Sentiment has been affected by several factors including political uncertainty, FX markets, commodity prices and some interesting economic figures. Oil continued it’s move south with Brent Crude currently trading around $47 a barrel, down from Read More …

Newsletter No. 11 09/06/2017

Good Afternoon, The UK So far this week the FTSE 100 has fallen slightly too around 7500; Sentiment has been affected by both the weak pound and the General Election result. There has been an oscillation in equity prices with the multi nationals rising and the domestic companies being discounted. I believe this to represent Read More …

Newsletter No. 10 02/06/2017

Good Afternoon, The UK So far this week the FTSE 100 has risen to around 7580; Sentiment has been affected by both the weak pound and the upcoming General Election. GBP found itself as one of the worst performing major currencies on Wednesday, down as much as 0.6 per cent overnight in Asia. The fall Read More …

Newsletter No. 9 26/05/2017

Good Afternoon,   The UK This week has been memorable, for all the wrong reasons. Working in Manchester city centre and experiencing the fallout from a hideous act of terror was something I never thought/wanted to experience. From a social perspective it was devastating however from an investment viewpoint it had little impact, with markets Read More …

Newsletter No. 7 05/05/2017

Good Afternoon, The UK This week the FTSE 100 has risen to around 7230, a gain of roughly 10 points on last Fridays close; Sentiment has been weighed on by the continued retreat of commodity prices. Oil slid nearly 5% on Thursday as hopes of an Opec production cut faded. The problem is that with Read More …

Newsletter No. 5 07/04/2017

Good Afternoon,   The UK This week the FTSE 100 has pulled back slightly too around 7300, a decline of 0.7%. Sentiment has been led by worries surrounding president Trumps meeting with the Chinese General Secretary Xi Jinping and rising tensions between pacific nations. In the UK the latest health check figures on the service Read More …

Newsletter No. 3 24/03/2017

Good Afternoon,   The UK This week the FTSE 100 has retraced from its highs of last week to around the 7350 level, a pullback of roughly 1% since last Fridays close; Sentiment has been affected by the US markets this week with worries surrounding Trump’s legislative changes. Oil has remained steady, albeit at the Read More …