The Pulse Economic data released over the past month has continued to paint a relatively good picture of global growth with most of the major economies experiencing accelerating economic growth in the June quarter. Geopolitical tensions remained heightened in August and this helped drive down bond yields. Political gridlock in the United States increased nervousness […]
The Pulse In a relatively quiet month for economic and policy news, global equity prices rose, helped by corporate earnings reports in the United States and Europe that were relatively strong. The US Dollar fell 2.9% against a trade weighted basket of currencies as the “Trump Slump” continued. Over the month the lower US Dollar, […]
It’s almost a decade since the global financial crisis created havoc in financial markets. While the global economy continues to show signs of recovery, political uncertainty in Europe and the United States is creating fresh confusion on global markets as investors wait to see how current events play out.
The Pulse Markets in May were heavily influenced by political developments in the major economies European equities returned 2.6% in May helped by Emmanuel Macron’s convincing win in the French Presidential election In the middle of the month equities were sold off on revelations that Donald Trump may have pressured former head of the FBI, […]
The Pulse In April, equity markets rose helped by political developments in Europe and solid US corporate earnings reports In the United States, the technology-laden NASDAQ Composite Index rose to all time highs, boosted by strong earnings results from the major technology companies US consumer and business sentiment surveys fell back from the recent highs […]