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The World In A Week – Bitcoin & Other Video Games

Markets were broadly positive last week with the MSCI All Country World Index (ACWI) of global stocks up +1.0%, giving a return of +3.2% for the year to date.  In a slight reversal of the trend which…

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The World In A Week – Cheque Mate

The political situation in the US continued to dominate the news headlines last week with President Trump impeached for the second time during his term. National Guard troops have been deployed to…

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The World In A Week – White House Down

Not to be outshone by its predecessor, 2021 gave us an unexpected first week of the year.  Politically, this was going to be an important week in America.  We had the final two seats in the Senate…

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The World In A Week – “That’s All Folks!”

As Michael Caine famously said in the iconic movie The Italian Job, “You’re only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!” Which seems to sum up 2020 well – it’s not what we wanted, not what we…

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The World In A Week – Casting Our Net

After several weeks of non-stop gains, driven by vaccination hopes, markets paused for breath. The Food & Drug Administration in the US granted emergency approval for the use of the…

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The World In A Week – Fishing For A Solution

We have had Brexit looming in the background, with its 11 month countdown, since we officially left the European Union on 31st January 2020.  Will we see a deal brokered at the 11th hour?  The most…

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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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