The World In A Week – Will The Year End In Tiers?

A fresh round of vaccine optimism underpinned another strong week for global equities with benchmarks hitting fresh new highs, including the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossing the 30,000 points…

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The World In A Week – Vaccine Variety

Last week was a broadly positive environment, which continued the buoyant mood of the markets over the course of November to date. Global Equities, as measured by MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI)…

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The World In A Week – The Cummings And Goings Of UK Politics

Hot off the back of Biden’s election victory, Pfizer and BioNTech announced that phase III trials for a vaccine against COVID-19 were 90% effective and, unlike previous trials, there also appears to…

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The World In A Week – Biden His Time

It looks like it is finally over, as it would appear that the Democrats, with Joe Biden, have taken control of the US Presidency.  The control of the Senate, however,  is still in question, as it…

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The World In A Week – The Final Countdown

The weekend saw Boris Johnson announce a four-week national lockdown to try and curb the number of hospital admissions and avoid the NHS becoming overwhelmed. The timing of the national lockdown has…

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The World In A Week – Wave Motion

Markets had a little bit of a wobble last week, with the MSCI All Country World Index  of global equities falling by  -1.1% in Sterling terms. The best performing markets were in the Emerging Markets…

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The World In A Week – A Tiered Wall Of Worry

COVID-19 weighed on sentiment, with cases globally increasing throughout the week. In Europe, figures jumped by more than 625,000, which meant new restrictions were implemented in the UK, France,…

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