Markets last week

With over 720,000 cases and 33,000 deaths, three billion people are now having containment restrictions placed on them due to the COVID-19 virus. Markets have enjoyed a brief but sharp rally, characterised by repurchasing the shares that had gone down the most because they were considered of poor quality....

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Markets last week 16/03/2020

Last week was the worst week for equities since the 2008 financial crisis. Thursday was the worst day for equities since the October 1987 crash. Energy and financials led the plunge, but nothing was spared. Even defensive government bonds and gold saw a correction last week. The recovery on Friday was quite violent but mostly helped US equities, not other markets.

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Markets last week 9/3/2020

A second week of amazing volatility in world markets, as investors try and incorporate the news flow on COVID-19 into their spreadsheets. The US Federal Reserve (Fed) delivered an emergency interest rate cut on Wednesday, which did not calm markets down and instead fielded the expectation of yet more...

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Markets last week 4/03/20

Equities had the worst week since the 2008-2009 financial crisis and fell into a more than 10% correction at the fastest rate in a long time. Most shares were sold indiscriminately on COVID-19 spread fears. During the week, the virus was seen to spread to many more countries (now...

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