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Waiting for News

Published Oct 6, 2020

• Not just waiting for news on President Trump’s health • Market momentum can only be re-established with news of further policy easing • Global economic data is OK but there are fears that a spike of COVID cases could accelerate job losses • Tech and China still have the better support from fundamentals. •…

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Cutting through the Noise

Published Oct 5, 2020

Covid continues to dominate headlines and mind space for most of us albeit in different ways. India continues to tread towards full unlocking, and we may have bent the curve. The US is also reporting fewer fatalities, although the focus is now on the convalescing the President and the first lady. Europe despite being firmly…

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Slippage in September

Published Sep 28, 2020

• US equities continue to slip from their highs. • Economists cut GDP forecasts as fiscal stimulus wanes – but governments may be forced back into action. • Insider selling by US corporate management shows companies may be unnerved • US financial sector looks by and large strong enough to cope with the economic challenges…

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Communism Outpacing Democracy

Published Sep 21, 2020

• US political uproar masks a loss of economic momentum allowing Chinese assets to take the lead • The Fed confirms lower for longer …maybe much longer • Better than expect Chinese economic data compares with some disappointments in the US • Don’t get carried away with the outperformance of value over growth in the…

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