Ocado to Head Down Under

Tuesday, 26 March: Despite the ongoing global growth uncertainty weighing on investor sentiment, equity markets largely rebounded somewhat, with Asia taking the lead. Without sounding repetitive, the Nikkei in Japan made the biggest movement, adding 2.15% to erase some of yesterday’s losses. London indices were in the green for the bulk of the day after…

There’s Something Majestic About Naked Wines

Monday, 25 March: The hangover from a dovish US Fed last week persisted and the sell off in equity markets on Friday afternoon didn’t look to be eradicated as Asia markets led the declines as the new week began. The Nikkei in Japan led declines, falling 3%, while on the continent, major European indices followed…

FTSE Falters

Friday, 22 March: It was a downbeat end to the week as investors turned their concern to global growth concerns again. With a multitude of looming risks it was also possible some investors were deciding to cash out on the relatively high equity market positions. May was granted a short-term extension to get a Brexit…

Somebody Give Ted Baker a Hug

Thursday, 21 March: The FTSE was nudged higher at the opening bell from a weaker pound and mining shares outperforming. Overnight US markets fell after a somewhat confused reaction to the Fed’s announcement. The Fed Chair Jay Powell stated that the central bank isn’t forecasting any rate hikes during 2019. The dovish tone is fairly…

Kingfishing For New CEO

Wednesday, 20 March: European markets opened lower today as fears over progress in US and Chinese trade talks heightened, as well as the ever-imposing Brexit confusion. As the pound extended falls the FTSE was somewhat protected, closing the day 0.32% lower in comparison to falls in Germany and France of 1.3% and 0.5% respectively, following…

Pas-Bonmarche

Tuesday, 19 March: Investors remain slightly timid ahead of the Fed’s decision on interest rates tomorrow. Add to that the lack of progress with regards to Brexit and multitude of stagnating risks across the landscape, stocks are lacking flare at the start of the week. Tuesday saw European markets slowly edge higher throughout the session,…