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Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator, looks at the market-moving events that have shaped equity markets this week (30 March to 3 April 2020).

Last Week in the City: Unemployment soars

Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator, looks at the market-moving events that have shaped equity markets this week (30 March to 3 April 2020).

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Episode 1: Fireside chat with Paul Abberley

Launching Charles Stanley Radio. In our first episode we speak with our CEO, Paul Abberley.

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Fallen dominoes on pound, euro and dollar bank notes.

Mass unemployment reveals damage to leading economies

As we await positive news about a waning of the virus threat, we live in highly volatile markets subject to large moves based on what governments do and say.

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As the Covid-19 health crisis keeps consumers locked in their homes, many companies are preserving cash by reducing or scrapping dividends. Unfortunately, this trend looks set to continue.

Dividend cuts are painful, but prudent

As the Covid-19 health crisis keeps consumers locked in their homes, many companies are preserving cash by reducing or scrapping dividends. Unfortunately, this trend looks set to continue.

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Charles Stanley News

Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator, looks at the market-moving events that have shaped equity markets this week (10 – 14 February 2020).

Charles Stanley’s Freddy Barker receives PAM’s Top 40 under 40 accolade

We are very pleased to announce Freddy Barker has been recognised in PAM’s prestigious ‘Top 40 under 40’ awards

Charles Stanley team at the Guildford 2020 Pancake Race

Another flippin' good year at the Guildford Pancake Race

Continuing our annual tradition, we were pleased to sponsor the annual Guildford Pancake Race earlier this week.

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The virus extends its grip on markets

The movements of share markets are dominated by views of how long the lockdowns will last and therefore how much of the temporary damage to companies and economies becomes more permanent.

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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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Lower dividends may become the new normal

Effects of COVID-19 mean the future for dividends is uncertain.

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Mid-week update: 1 April 2020

A message from Paul Abberley, CEO - with a business and market development update

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Coronavirus and the market

Bulls can take comfort from the scale of the interventions which have prevented a worse rout in markets. Bears will argue that this scale of intervention cannot be sustained.

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The government debt avalanche to come

There will be an explosion in government debt issues around the world as tax income contracts rapidly and state spending surges in response to the sharp and deep economic contraction now underway in most places.

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Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator, looks at the market-moving events that have shaped equity markets this week (23 – 27 March 2020).

Last Week in the City: Can the bounce last?

Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator, looks at the market-moving events that have shaped equity markets this week (23 – 27 March 2020).

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A week gone by: 27 March 2020

A message from Paul Abberley, CEO - with a round-up of the week

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