2018: Quarter Three

In contrast to the turbulence of the first quarter, markets made steady gains through much of the second. Stockmarkets were led higher by the US, principally driven by the stronger…

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2018: Quarter Two

Following an exceptionally tranquil 2017, financial markets have returned to a more typical fickle trading pattern. Equity markets started the year positively but weakness in bond markets then triggered widespread…

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Quarter 1 2018 2018: Quarter One

Stockmarkets continued to glide higher over the fourth quarter, to provide investors once again with a generous double digit gain over the year. The FTSE All Share returned 13% and…

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2017: Quarter Four

Financial markets were remarkably composed over the quarter and brushed to several potentially destabilising situations. However, as happened in the second quarter, much of the positive progress faded towards the…

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