FINANCIAL WEEK IN A GLANCE

April was a tough month for markets, as they struggled to digest the toxic mix of still-rising inflation and lower growth, along with a helping of weak company results. Having bounced in March, equity markets fell back again as optimism for a relatively swift resolution to the Ukraine conflict dwind...
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Financial week in a glance: key trends

US stocks posted a fifth straight losing week, their longest streak of declines in more than a decade, after a strong jobs report on Friday added fuel to concerns about surging inflation. The benchmark S&P 500 Index closed down 0.6% to bring its weekly loss to 0.2%. It hasn’t fallen for five ...
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Financial week in a glance: what’s been trending

In the international news Tesla and SpaceX CEO, billionaire Elon Musk sold about $8.5bn of Tesla stock after announcing he will buy Twitter for $44bn, a milestone moment for the 16-year old social media platform, which will take it from being a publicly-owned company to a private one. His takeover i...
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MARKET UPDATES

In the US equity markets ended the week lower, on concerns about the Federal Reserve’s notably more hawkish stance and about the impact of inflation on consumer spending, and thereby corporate earnings and margin outlook. The S&P 500 fell -2.77% on the day, breaking down below the 50 day movin...
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FINANCIAL WEEK AT A GLANCE

Equity markets in Europe are closed for Easter, whilst in the US indices were little changed, with the Dow Jones Industrials and NASDAQ both down -0.1% and the S&P 500 flat. However, this follows a more volatile day last Thursday: European equity markets were higher, with the FTSE 100 up +0.5% a...
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A WEEK AT A GLANCE

In the US the Dow Jones closed in positive territory, driven by gains among energy and financials stocks, while the NASDAQ declined -1.3% and S&P 500 was down -0.3% due to the tech selloff. The US dollar index almost reached 100, its highest level since 2017. Markets are still dominated by reces...
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Boost Your Pension Before the End Of the Tax Year

The last day of the tax year is coming up in April, but there is still time to take steps in order to make the most of your pension. Here are some useful tips from our partners at Standard Life to help you prepare.  1. Use your pension allowance Your pension annual allowance is the […]...
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Investing in Crisis: Personal Perspective.

In our previous article we discussed the historic perspective of investing in the turbulent economic times. Today let’s talk about factors that you should consider when deciding on your investment strategy. First of all, assess your personal financial situation, and discuss it with your financ...
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Investing in Crisis: Historic Perspective

Investing in a crisis is no doubt risky, for the timeline and scope of a recovery is uncertain at best. But economic crises happen from time to time. Recessions and depressions occur. In the 20th century alone there were around twenty identifiable crises, and even more geopolitical events such as wa...
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