Title Image

Market Bulletin

Market Bulletin (09/10/2017)

Writing on the wall?   The prime minister could surely be forgiven a little self-pity after the ordeal that was her Conservative Party Conference speech last week. She might have got over the prankster handing her a P45 (‘from Boris’) and perhaps even the persistent cough that

Market Bulletin (02/10/2017)

Political punts   “You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, know when to walk away, know when to run.” So sang Kenny Rogers in ‘The Gambler’, back in 1978.   These days, politicians appear to have lost the knack. In late 2015,

Market Bulletin (26/09/2017)

Tonal range   “It is up to leaders to set the tone,” said the prime minister in her landmark speech on Brexit in Florence last Friday.   The comment came at the end of a week in which the variety of tones among global leaders had been strongly

Market Bulletin (19/09/2017)

Gaining ground   It was a week of big numbers: 2,500 – the S&P 500’s record close on Friday; 3,700 – the flight distance (in kilometres) of the ballistic missile North Korea fired over Japan’s Hokkaido province into the ocean, also on Friday; and 1,512 – the

Market Bulletin (12/09/2017)

Loonie tune   The common loon was never meant to appear on Canada’s dollar coin, which in June reached its thirtieth birthday. But when the dies for the new design disappeared en route to the Ottawa mint – perhaps bound for a counterfeiter’s workshop – the

Market Bulletin (05/09/2017)

Summer saga   It was not a quiet and sunny month on markets. The August performance of the S&P 500 and FTSE 100, leading indices for the US and UK respectively, looks decidedly alpine, with peaks and valleys that in many cases reflected a high level

Market Bulletin (29/08/2017)

Division Bell   On Sunday, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor met in Las Vegas, Nevada for the highest-grossing bout in history. The boxing match was, perhaps, a fitting close for a week in which political conflict and disagreement was to the fore, especially in the US.   A few

Market Bulletin (22/08/2017)

Distant horizons   “The future influences the present just as much as the past,” said Friedrich Nietzsche – an insight that could surely be applied to markets.   Events in the US last week certainly led investors to feel more cautious about the future – and to adjust positions

Market Bulletin (15/08/2017)

Pressure point   Wednesday marked ten years since the beginning of the global financial crisis, and its consequences continue to be felt on markets and in politics to this day. Indeed, the crisis was so momentous that commentators tend to divide recent economic history into the ‘pre-crisis’

Market Bulletin (08/08/2017)

Tuning out   “Trying is the first step towards failure,” warned Homer Simpson – investors tempted to overreact should take note, perhaps most of all during earnings season.   The ebb and flow of this year’s second-quarter earnings continued last week, accompanied by ongoing geopolitical tensions. Yet the summer

7 Whiting Street
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk, IP33 1NX
01284 703422
abbeygatewm@sjpp.co.uk

Registered in England and Wales
Company No.06803554

Abbeygate Wealth Management Ltd is an appointed Representative of respresents only St. James's Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the Group's wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the Group's website www.sjp.co.uk/products. The 'St James's Place 'Partnership' and titles, 'Partner' and 'Partner Practice' are the marketing terms used to describe St. James's Place Wealth Management representatives.