Weekly Financial Update – 30.07.2020

Weekly Financial Update – 30.07.2020

All of the major world stock markets had negative returns over the last week as fears of a second wave of coronavirus cases worried investors.   Whilst many countries in Europe have got control of the virus, total worldwide cases are still rising and even...
Weekly Financial Update – 23.07.2020

Weekly Financial Update – 23.07.2020

It’s been a mixed bag for the markets over the last week with the US and Europe achieving slightly positive returns and the UK and Japan slightly down. The biggest riser was the emerging markets. The Chinese economy grew 3.2% last quarter which was more than expected....
Weekly Financial Update – 16.07.2020

Weekly Financial Update – 16.07.2020

The main developed world markets such as the UK, US and Europe have had a very good week, all returning 2% plus. ​ Earlier in the week Europe’s largest tech company SAP (which many of you probably use in your businesses) announced increased revenue and profit compared...
Weekly Financial Update – 28.05.2020

Weekly Financial Update – 28.05.2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buds0zLxqNk&t=2s Last week I spoke about the huge bill the UK government is facing by trying to support jobs through the pandemic. Every week we find out a little bit more. The UK’s net debt at the end of April stood at 98% of GDP....
Weekly Financial Update – 21.05.2020

Weekly Financial Update – 21.05.2020

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FopU1WXCxnE&t=15s The situation is becoming more difficult if you are planning to review and possibly transfer your defined benefit (final salary pension). A quarter of these pension schemes are suspending the calculation of...