Weekly Newsletter No. 17 04/08/2017

Good Afternoon,     The UK This week the FTSE 100 has rallied to its highest level in recent times and is now trading around 7500. Sentiment has been affected by several factors including FX markets, commodity prices and the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). News from the Bank of England; With the Read More …

Weekly Newsletter No. 16 21/07/2017

Good Afternoon,   The UK This week the FTSE 100 has been strong and is now trading around 7450, climbing back towards its all-time closing high of 7547. This is mainly due to a drop in the value of GBP and commodity stock sentiment being bolstered by promising GDP figures coming out of China.   Read More …

Newsletter No. 15 14/07/2017

Good Afternoon,   The UK This week the FTSE 100 has rallied to its highest level in a month and is now trading around 7425. Sentiment has been affected by several factors including FX markets, commodity prices and some interesting comments from the Bank of England. Yes it happened again. Members of the monetary policy Read More …

Newsletter No. 14 07/07/2017

Good Afternoon, The UK This week the FTSE 100 has lurched lower and is now trading at around 7300. Sentiment has been affected by commodity prices, potential stimulus tapering and uncertainty surrounding interest rates. Well ladies and gentlemen it looks like summer has arrived for the stock market, volumes have been lower and company news Read More …

Newsletter No. 13 30/06/2017

  Good Afternoon,   The UK This week the FTSE 100 has been fairly volatile and is now trading lower at around 7375. Sentiment has been affected by several factors however one particularly stands out; comments from the Bank of England regarding monetary policy. Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, Sir Jon Cunliffe, tacitly Read More …

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 …