Weekly Market Recap: W/E October 23rd 2015

Market Recap Global equity markets continued the strong run of form that began in October, buoyed by further central bank support. On Thursday, European Central Bank (ECB) President, Mario Draghi, provided reassuring comments which convinced market participants that the ECB are eyeing the next…

The Chinese, a great bunch of lads!

British Prime Minister, David Cameron, did his best to woo the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, last week on his state visit to the United Kingdom. The Chinese President was treated to pints of ale, fish and chips, and a tour of Manchester City’s football…

Mario Draghi and the lower “lower bound”….

In September 2014, ECB President Mario Draghi cut interest rates on their main refinancing operations, the marginal lending facility rate and the deposit facility to 0.05%, 0.30% and -0.20% respectively. At the time Draghi confirmed that “now we are at the lower bound, where…

Weekly Market Recap: W/E October 16th 2015

Market Recap Global equity markets ended the week marginally higher, after the major indices recouped early week losses on Thursday and Friday. Disappointing economic data, including falling inflation across the globe, has once again fuelled speculation that central banks will step back into the…

Canadians cast their vote in Federal Election…..

Canada is the latest country to hold elections, with Canadians casting their vote on Monday in the Federal election. After just returning from a trip to Toronto, it was impossible to escape the media coverage. Aside from the excitement of the Toronto Blue Jays…

The “Normal One”, the German from the Black Forest…..

My weekly market commentary may be taking on a German influence going forward, given the appointment of Jurgen Klopp as manager of Liverpool FC. Describing himself as ‘a normal guy from the Black Forest’, Klopp is a true character that should provide plenty of…

Weekly Market Recap: W/E October 2nd 2015

Market Recap After a mixed week in global equity markets, the major US equity indices staged a rebound on Friday following a weaker than expected employment situation report, feeding expectations that the Fed will push out their rate hike till March 2016.

The Fergie Factor – Insights from a Proven Leader

All Liverpool fans lament the day Alex Ferguson crossed the border from Scotland into England, joining Manchester United in November 1986 after a successful time as manager of Aberdeen. That same year Liverpool won the double, the league championship and FA Cup. The 1970s…

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