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Market Commentary—1/03/19

March 1, 2019 / Ben Acton Bond

Stocks: American equities corrected slightly from a long and steady rally yesterday (SPX -0.28%). An abrupt end to talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may have played a role in the correction. President Trump pulled out of the summit stating North Korea had demanded sanctions be lifted entirely in exchange for the dismantlement of […]

Market Commentary—11/02/2019

February 11, 2019 / Ben Acton Bond

Stocks: As trade talks begin in Beijing and Shanghai, stock markets open positive overall (FTSE’s Euro top 100 up 0.9%, China’s CSI 300 up 1.8% to a 3 month high) exhibiting a rebound from Thursday’s and Friday’s light correction. American markets are also expected to gain, with S&P 500 futures trading 0.4% higher. While the Dollar […]

Market Commentary—15/11/2018

November 15, 2018 / Ben Acton Bond

EQUITIES – Equities fell after Asian markets closed on a higher note. European stocks suffered more than their US counterparts as Italy faces ever-increasing borrowing costs as the risk of sanctions for the government’s debt-happy budget worried investors. BREXIT – Jacob Rees-Mogg, challenged Theresa May’s leadership by submitting a letter to an influential committee of […]

Market Commentary—06/11/18

November 6, 2018 / Ben Acton Bond

Equities remained stable overall, though the EUROSTOXX600 showed some weakness in its recovery since the end of October low. Italian bank stocks suffered after stress test results and Goldman Sachs’ downgrade of Italy’s largest lenders. Yields on 10-year bonds climbed back up to 3.4%. Adding to the selloff, Bruno La Maire, France’s economy minister said […]

Market Commentary—19/10/18

October 19, 2018 / Ben Acton Bond

It seems there may not be a quick end in sight for the current global market sell-off. Equities slid across the board except for the Shanghai and Shenzhen indices, where investors adjusted expectations after lackluster third-quarter Chinese GDP growth data (6.5%) caused a sell-off. Guo Shuqing, head of China’s Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission, is […]