UK equity income market review: Brexit question remains unanswered
UK share prices generally rose during February, despite the fact that the pressing issue of Brexit remained unresolved.
7th Mar 2019
US market review: Hopes of a trade deal
US equity markets rose during February as investor sentiment was buoyed by hopes that the US and China will finally manage to reach agreement on their long-running trade dispute.
6th Mar 2019
UK bond market review: Brexit “fog”
The possibility that Brexit might be delayed beyond its 29 March deadline drove sterling to its highest level against the euro for almost two years during February.
Global update: The eleventh hour...
With Brexit still unresolved and the clock counting down to the 29 March deadline, Prime Minister Theresa May announced that a second “meaningful vote” on her Brexit deal will be held by 12 March.
Asian Japan markets review: Trade deal hopes boost sentiment
Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 Index reached its highest level since mid-December during February, boosted by US President Donald Trump’s decision to delay tariff increases on imports from China.
Market briefings looking back at February
A selection of articles, written by our expert investment writers, covering the markets looking back through February.
Emerging markets review: End of trade dispute within sight?
Despite signs of an ongoing economic slowdown in China, share prices performed strongly during February. The US announced that it would postpone its planned tariff increases on Chinese exports.
Europe market review: “No breakthrough in sight”
Further “robust but constructive” Brexit talk between Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker yielded no change in February.
UK equity market review: FTSE 100’s yield rises above 4%
The UK equity market experienced a volatile February.
14th Mar 2018
Global bond market review: US bond yields continue to rise
Global bond investors experienced an eventful February as investors faced up to the possibility that interest rates in the US might rise sooner than anticipated.
Europe market review: Post-Brexit future of Northern Ireland remains in doubt
European share prices generally fell in February, undermined by speculation that major central banks may be poised to tighten monetary policy more quickly than previously anticipated....
Emerging markets review: Brazil cuts interest rates again
Emerging equity markets were not immune to the heavy declines experienced by developed share indices during February. Investors around the world were rattled by signs that the end of...
A selection of articles written by our expert investment writers that cover the markets looking back through February.
9th Mar 2018
Forward Indicators of the Economy
Passive investing provides little protection in the event of a market downturn, as no active positioning is allowed. This means that many passive investors will wish to monitor market developmen...
5th Feb 2018
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