US market review: US sentiment dips in October
US equity markets fell during October as cases of Covid-19 reached new daily records and news of rising infection rates and lockdowns in Europe affected sentiment amongst US investors.
11th Nov 2020
Global bond market review: Global bonds in demand
Global bonds had a choppy October as expectations of fresh Covid-19 relief funding in the US were dashed by deadlock between the Republican and Democratic parties. Investor sentiment was further desta...
Emerging markets review: China’s recovery gains traction
China’s economy continued to rebound from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Asia Japan market review: Question-marks over Asia’s recovery
The IMF expects the Asia Pacific economy to shrink by 2.2% in 2020; nevertheless, the region is set to post a healthy recovery in 2021 with growth of 6.9%
Market briefings looking back at October
A selection of articles, written by our expert investment writers that cover the markets looking back through October.
UK equity income market review: What next for dividends?
Hopes that a nascent economic recovery could lead to a renaissance for UK dividends were dealt a blow at the end of October as the Government implemented further lockdown measures in a bid to stem the...
5th Nov 2020
UK equity market review: “Nightmare before Christmas”
As infection rates continued to increase in areas of England, the UK Government decided to implement another series of lockdown measures lasting from 5 November to 2 December.
UK bond market review: Fears of a “double-dip” recession
Demand for UK gilts rose during October as Covid-19 infection rates continued to climb, and the UK and EU failed to progress their post-Brexit trade negotiations.
Europe market review: Fresh lockdowns across Europe
Prospects for Europe’s economic recovery were set back during October by the implementation of tighter lockdown restrictions as the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic intensified.
Global update: The “second wave” breaks
Share prices fell heavily around the world during October as Covid-19 infection rates continued to rise.
2nd Nov 2020
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