US market review: Bull market celebrates its tenth birthday
The US bull market became the longest bull market in the history of the S&P 500 Index during March, celebrating its ten-year anniversary on 9 March.
17th Apr 2019
UK equity income market review: “Hope dies last”
Having tried – and failed – to get her Brexit deal through the House of Commons three times, Prime Minister Theresa May was obliged to seek an extension to the Article 50 process.
UK equity income market review: Brexit puzzle remains unsolved
The Brexit conundrum remained unsolved as March drew to a close, and the UK remained in the EU as Brexit Day was pushed out to 12 April. The yield on the FTSE 100 Index declined over March.
Global bond market review: European slowdown drives demand for bonds
Fears of an economic slowdown in Europe rattled investors during March, and European government bond yields fell as investors sought perceived safe havens.
Emerging markets review: China cuts economic forecast
China’s leaders cut their economic growth forecast for 2019 to 6% to 6.5%, compared with last year’s target of around 6.5%.
Market briefings looking back at March
A selection of articles, written by our expert investment writers, covering the markets looking back through March.
Asian Japan markets review: Yen spikes in March
President Trump’s proposed trade tariffs on steel and aluminium knocked investor sentiment in Asia during March, amid fears of a trade war.
17th Apr 2018
Europe market review: Europe reacts to a possible trade war
European markets were rattled during March over the prospect of a possible trade war with the US following President Donald Trump’s decision to impose a 25% levy on steel imports and a 10% levy on alu...
UK share prices knocked by trade war concerns
In common with other major equity markets around the world, UK share prices declined during March.
Global bond market review: High demand for safe-haven assets
Government bond prices generally rose in March as investors faced the possibility of a trade war.
Emerging markets review: Looming trade war knocks sentiment
China’s relationship with the US deteriorated during March following President Donald Trump’s decision to impose a series of new tariffs intended to safeguard US interests.
Global update: Rising US protectionism knocks sentiment
Investor sentiment during March was marred by mounting levels of US protectionism.
6th Apr 2018
US market review: Trump threatens trade war
March was a controversial month for the US as President Donald Trump implemented a range of measures designed to protect America’s interests
5th Apr 2018
UK equity market review: Progress on Brexit transition agreement
UK share prices generally fell during March amid expectations of tightening monetary policy and concerns over rising US protectionism.
UK bond market review: Concerns over gilt supplies
UK gilt yields fell over March as a whole amid concerns over future supply as the DMO announced it would reduce gilt issuance in 2018/19 to its lowest level since 2007/2008.
How the value factor performs in the market cycle
This month, we turn our attention to the value premium, which is one the most popular and well-known factors. We begin by examining the cumulative return of investing in two common value portfolios an...
12th Mar 2018
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