Blue Chip Struggles To Close In Green

Monday, 4th May: The blue-chip index started the first full week of May in red over further uncertainty surrounding China’s knowledge of the virus, and as President Trump continued to criticise their management and approach in containing it. One of the biggest fallers of the day was easyJet, over concerns of the budget airline going…

COVID-19 Trumped

Friday, 1 May: Well hopes that the new month may reverse the wobbles markets felt towards the end of last month didn’t last long, as London markets opened with returning tariff war fears between the world’s two largest economies. As we wrestle with the most uncertain time in living memory we’ve been reminded that Trump,…

Markets Handed Bombshells, as Royal Dutch Avoids Shelling Out

Thursday 30 April: Yesterday’s optimism was short-lived, with investors being sucker-punched from the latest US claimant figures and ECB announcements. Today’s news was a timely reminder to markets that the economic pain is sure to outlast COVID-19’s. Last week 3.8 million Americans filed jobless claims and Lagarde announced that the Eurozone economy shrank 3.8% in…

Lifting Restrictions Lifts Markets

Tuesday, 28 April: Markets jumped at the open as investors sourced optimism from early signs of global lockdown restrictions being lifted. The gentle and slow restart of the global economic engines has brought some hope to investors, which led Asian bourses higher for the second day in a row. The Nikkei closed 2.7% higher and…

Markets Underwhelmed by EU Rescue Package

Friday, April 24: FTSE 100(-1.28%) slipped lower at the open, with a slew of industrial, chemical and airline stocks weighing on the index alongside weak retail sales & consumer confidence data. Losses in major indices were accelerated across Europe as investors were disappointed by the lack of granularity in a trillion-euro emergency fund from Europe’s…

Box Office Smashed?

Travel and leisure stocks look like they went 12 rounds with Mike Tyson during March, and that’s just the beginning. Examining the sector closer, cinema chains across the world have seen their share prices slashed and some have even questioned the future viability of the big screens. With that in mind, we want to take…