US Presidential Election – Initial Thoughts

November 9th, 2016, by Georgina Ogilvie-Jones

Markets are likely to be unsettled following Donald Trump’s victory in the US Presidential election. The FTSE 100 opened at 6,843 and dipped briefly below 6,700 in early trading this morning but has since stabilised. We are not short term… Read More…

Economic Commentary – October 2016

November 8th, 2016, by Georgina Ogilvie-Jones

The FTSE 100 started the year at 6,242, by the end of September it was 6,899, and having reached a new intraday high of 7,129 on 11 October, ended the month at 6,954. At the aggregate level corporate earnings are… Read More…

Market Monitor – October 2016

November 2nd, 2016, by Georgina Ogilvie-Jones

Equity markets made some headway in Sterling terms in October. The FTSE 100 hit a record high during the month, fuelled by currency weakness and quantitative easing rather than any improvement in fundamentals. Returns were more muted by the end… Read More…