Stocks Endure Worst Week in Two Years

Market Review – Week Ending 9th February

Stocks Endure Worst Week in Two Years

Stocks suffered their worst weekly decline in two years as investors appeared to worry about rising interest rates and elevated valuations. The major benchmarks fell largely in tandem, and all entered correction territory, declining 10% from their recent highs (the S&P 500 was still up over 13% from a year earlier however).

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Flash Crash



US equities experienced their largest point drop last night since the Financial Crisis. Markets have been under pressure after a strong rise in January which, was ended on Friday by stronger than expect US jobs data and wage growth figures.

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Stocks Record First Weekly loss this Year

Market Review – Week Ending 2nd February

Stocks Record First Weekly loss this Year

Stocks recorded their first weekly loss of 2018, with the S&P 500 Index suffering its worst weekly drop in two years. Energy stocks led the declines due to a plunge on Friday following lower-than-expected earnings results from Chevron and ExxonMobil. Health care shares were also especially weak after tumbling Tuesday on news that Amazon.com, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase were planning to cooperate in establishing a health care system for their U.S. employees. Financials fared better, helped by rising bond yields, which augur well for improved lending margins.

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US Government in Shutdown

Market Review – Week Ending 19th January

The major equity market indexes finished with modest gains for the holiday-shortened week. Stocks registered sharp gains on Tuesday, which saw the S&P 500 Index record its best one-day advance since November. Consumer staples stocks led gains within the S&P 500, while energy, industrials and business services, and real estate shares lagged.

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Euro remains at 3 year high

For the week ending 12th January 2018

U.S. markets are shut Monday for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday after the S&P 500 Index closed on Friday at an all-time high. The euro remained near a three-year high on bets that central bank stimulus will be pared back further in Europe as its economy mends.

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  2. 2017 Summary
  3. Happy new year, new highs
  4. Oil prices rise to two-and-a-half-year highs
  5. BOE raises rates for first time since 2007
  6. Fed: Economy to expand despite hurricanes
  7. Brexit talks at apparent impasse
  8. Euro strengthens as inflation rises
  9. Venezuelan Constituent Assembly declares itself superior
  10. Trump signs bill sanctioning Russia, Iran and North Korea
  11. S&P 500 and MSCI World among record-setters
  12. Fed chair suggests monetary policy won’t change
  13. UK Interest Rates Rise & Impact on DB Pensions
  14. Eurozone Economic Sentiment Soars
  15. Week in Review: Oil Enters Bear Market
  16. European markets hit fresh highs; US quits the Paris agreement
  17. UK Pension
  18. UK Election’s Effect on The Markets
  19. Robo-Advisors Permeate Asian Markets
  20. Market Wrap 2016 & Outlook for 2017
  21. Post Presidential Election
  22. Market Outlook – July 2016
  23. Oil Prices Moving against the News Flow
  24. Market Outlook - 2016 Q1
  25. Continuation of Volatility to start 2016
  26. 2016 - Market Outlook
  27. 2016 Turnaround In Emerging Markets
  28. Malaysia to stimulate new economic plan
  29. Chinese plunge rattles markets across the globe
  30. The UK’s election result and what may happen to IHT and pension tax, after the Conservatives and David Cameron were successful?
  31. China's New Dawn
  32. ECB Quantitative Easing; Is Mario’s Bazooka Big Enough?
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  34. Spring Outlook 2014
  35. Market Outlook April 2014
  36. What does the future hold for UK house prices?
  37. Is Islamic Finance Relevant Today?
  38. Turning Japanese for Stimulus
  39. Gold vs Silver : Is Silver Catching Up With Gold?
  40. Market Outlook March 2013