Investment Monthly Market Updates

Our Investment Committee meets monthly and we speak regularly to top industry fund managers for greater insight into market conditions. Here you will find some of what we discussed to give you insights between our quarterly newsletters. 

If you would like to discuss any of them (or any other aspect of your financial planning) in detail, please contact us or give us a call on 01905 731 864 and ask to speak to one of our Independent Financial Advisers.

Piers.jpgOctober 2020 - Markets in a Minute  This month saw markets continue to be influenced by the resurgence of Covid-19 cases across the globe. But a double shot for markets came in the form of the US elections and promise of a vaccine later in the month. Read more... 

piers video image grab august 20.PNG  August 2020 - Read Markets in a Minute and Watch the introduction to hear about another unusual month and some personal updates and news from two advisers.  We have an exciting new addition to our Financial Advice Centre team and one of our Adviser's is up to all sorts for charity, Grace Kelly Childhood Cancer Trust. 

Piers video image grab2.PNGJuly 2020 - Read Markets in a Minute and Watch the introduction from Piers to hear about how markets have grappled with the risks of a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, the optimism of a potential vaccine or cure and the continued support from governments and central banks. Read more....

May 2020 - Markets in a Minute: We thought this month would be a helpful time to reflect not only on the previous month’s market activity but to demonstrate the performance of invested funds over this period.

April 2020 - Markets in a Minute: These are indeed unprecedented times and we have seen this reflected in market activity in the last month where global shares had their best month in nearly a decade.

31 March 2020 - Coronavirus Update: Markets, Client FAQs and a Fraud Warning

18 March 2020 - Coronavirus update: Investments, Mortgages & 10% drop notifications in a volatile market

10 March - Coronavirus Market Update: Oil price plunge adds to stock market pressures

2 March 2020 - Coronavirus Update: How the virus is impacting your investments

25 February 2020 - Coronavirus Update: How is it affecting Markets?

December 2019 - Post Election Update: Conservatives triumph in the general election, but what does it mean for investors? 

October 2019 - Markets in a Minute:  UK investors will likely have endured losses from their investment portfolios in October however, these losses mask what is an improving story for the global economy.

September 2019 - Markets in a Minute: Markets delivered a positive return in July, maintaining the upward trend enjoyed so far this year.

August 2019 - Markets in a MinuteMarkets delivered a positive return in July, maintaining the upward trend enjoyed so far this year. At the very end of the month, however, and into the early days of August, souring US-China trade rhetoric weighed heavily on market sentiment. 

June 2019 - Markets in a MinuteGlobal stock markets recovered smartly in June as US-China trade tensions eased and central bank policy moved further into expansive territory.

May 2019 - Markets in a MinuteMarkets have endured their first negative month in 2019 after a blistering start to the year. Read more....

April 2019 - Markets in a MinuteStock markets have enjoyed another positive month in April, building on the positive momentum from the first quarter... Read more

February 2019 - Markets in a MinuteThe equity market recovery continued in February, though gains were more subdued relative to the sharp relief rally enjoyed in January. The dominant drivers of equity market performance remain the policy actions and intentions from the US and Chinese leadership; not UK domestic politics. Read more...

January 2019 - Markets in a MinuteWelcome to your first Markets in a Minute for 2019. Following the alarming stock market falls of ‘Shoctober’ and ‘Deathember’, global equities enjoyed a significant recovery in the first month of the year... Read more 

November 2018 - Markets in a MinuteWe hope this will give you insight into the factors affecting your investment portfolio value and the current volatility across global markets. ... Read more 

2018 - Autumn Budget

After Mondays budget we have come together as a company to look at the potential impact of the chancellors Autumn Budget, to summarise the changes in relation to personal finances... Read more

October 2018 - Markets in a MinuteWelcome to your first Markets in a Minute monthly bulletin, looking back at what mattered to the markets in October. At Financial Advice Centre our Investment Committee meets monthly and we continue to speak regularly to top industry fund managers for greater insight into market conditions. This ensures your investments are reviewed and best placed to achieve your long term objectives. Below we have distilled the key points from the past month to give you an informative overview... Read more