Investment News

Investment Commentary – August 2021

While equities continued higher in July, the were periods of selling during the month. A growing section of the market…

Investment Commentary – July 2021

Markets edged higher in June, with sentiment continuing to be supported by economies opening up. Vaccine programmes in many developed countries have now reached…

Investment Commentary – May 2021

While there was some increased volatility in May, the overall market move was small. Some nervousness crept in, as investors…

2021 Q2 ICM Outlook and Equity Valuations

Global Outlook Markets continued to be supported in the quarter by positive developments in COVID vaccine rollouts, a drop-off in…

2021 Q2 ICM Politics, Foreign Exchange Movements, Coronavirus Focus and Global Economy

Politics During Q4 2020, two major political events that were overhanging markets, Brexit and the US election came to pass.

2021 Q2 ICM Commodities, Property & Alternatives

Commodities With an improving economic outlook and higher real interest rates, the shine has come off gold, which has continued…

2021 Q2 ICM: Japanese, Asian and Emerging Markets Equities

Japenese Equities Japanese equities have performed broadly in line with global peers over the quarter, and over the last year…

2021 Q2 ICM: US, UK and European Equities

US Equities US equities have lagged again over the quarter as the sector makeup of the market was less favorable.

Investment Commentary – March 2021

March markets and predictions The major movements in markets over February originated from ructions in government bonds. Having been relatively…

P1 Investment Commentary – February

Investment Commentary February 2021 Over the last month, there has been heightened media coverage of stock market bubbles and, most…