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Monthly Market Commentary - March 2020

Over the last two months the mood in the market has shifted from complacency to denial, then to despair followed by hope.

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European proposals to catch up with the US and China in technology. It is focusing on taxing and regulation instead of encouraging competitors to Amazon, Google and Facebook.

Europe’s technology plans fall short

European proposals to catch up with the US and China in technology. It is focusing on taxing and regulation instead of encouraging competitors to Amazon, Google and Facebook.

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Why is the current market vulnerable?

Sharp falls in equity markets are never pleasant for investors but the recent market weakness needs to be viewed in the context of last year’s market environment.

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As the field vying for the Democratic Party nomination in China lay out their stalls, it appears that Donald J Trump is a China moderate now.

Trump is now a moderate when it comes to China policy

As the candidates vying for the Democratic Party nomination in China lay out their stalls, it appears that Donald J Trump is the China moderate now.

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Charles Stanley News

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Ian Sackfield joins as Managing Director, Investment Management Services (Branches)

We would like to announce the appointment of Ian Sackfield as Managing Director, Investment Management Services (Branches).

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Senior Investment Manager joins the Leeds team

Our Leeds office has bolstered its investment management team with a new hire, Martin Tyson.

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Five technology companies now dominate world equity indices. The investment landscape has been changed by their success. Apple, Microsoft, Google (Alphabet), Amazon and Facebook

It appears to be a US dominated world

Five technology companies now dominate world equity indices. The investment landscape has been changed by their success.

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How can institutions invest more sustainably?

What is stopping us from working together to solve a problem now widely acknowledged.

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Monthly Market Commentary - December 2019

Whilst markets ended the year on a strong note, the global economy remained weak.

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There has been a downturn in industrial activity in 2019, as structural changes in the car market have hit demand. Is this coming to an end?

Are we near the bottom of the industrial recession?

There has been a downturn in industrial activity in 2019, as structural changes in the car market have hit demand. Is this coming to an end?

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US indices are hitting a series of new all-time highs as optimism builds – but markets appear to be pricing in perfection.

Markets can get too exuberant

US indices are hitting a series of new all-time highs as optimism builds – but markets appear to be pricing in perfection.

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Monthly Market Commentary

A key development in October was a big rally in Sterling, which appreciated 6.5% against the US Dollar and 3.4% in trade-weighted terms.

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Monthly Market Commentary - June 2019

After a poor May markets recovered in June, with global equities returning 6% in Sterling terms.

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Investing for the Future

Held in the Banking Hall – a lovely old venue in the City of London – Charles Stanley’s Fiduciary Team hosted our first conference for our defined benefit pension scheme clients and their advisers.

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