May 24, 2021

UK Stock-Market The UK began a new phase of lockdown easing at the start of the week. Investors are weighing this and the pace of global economic recovery against inflation concerns and the rising number of coronavirus cases of the Indian variant. Boris Johnson warned that the variant could threaten further easing next month. Data

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May 24, 2021

UK stocks are slightly higher this morning. US index futures are trading up, close to last week’s highs after Friday’s positive US PMI data and ahead of a busy week of data releases. Worries over signs of increasing inflation still weigh as does the latest fall in crypto currencies.   Disclaimer:  ‘Where the business has

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May 21, 2021

Flash PMI data for the Eurozone and the UK is due today and will provide investors with further clues re the economic recovery. Following the data release a press conference with Christine Lagarde, ECB President, will also be widely monitored. UK retail sales rose sharply in April as restrictions were eased. Data released earlier today

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May 20, 2021

UK and European stocks are bouncing back a little this morning despite minutes from the US Federal Reserve’s April meeting that hint it could begin discussing a plan to taper its asset purchasing program “at some point.”  The market sell-off yesterday seemed to be due to a sharp decline in crypto currencies. Equities appear to

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May 19, 2021

UK and European stocks are lower this morning following Asian markets lower. Data released this morning shows that annual inflation in the UK increased to 1.5% (1.4% forecasted) the highest reading since March last year. In the US, the FOMC are due to release minutes from the last Fed meeting later today and will be

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