Research for 2019

Market Commentary September 2019

09-09-2019

After a relatively tame first seven months of the year, volatility spiked in August. The market is oscillating to trade rumours as it has done for the past two years, but with a twist: scepticism is building, concern is deepening and fresh promises of “trade truce coming” no longer provide a las [...]

Gibraltar Chronicle August 2019

21-08-2019

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Market Commentary August 2019

19-08-2019

After a highly positive first half for stocks, equities have come into numerous crosswinds in recent weeks. A setback in China trade negotiations led the Trump administration to announce tariffs on an additional $300bn of Chinese goods as from 1st September. China retaliated by devaluing its currenc [...]

Gibraltar Chronicle July 2019

10-07-2019

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Market Commentary July 2019

08-07-2019

Who’s afraid of the big, bad bear? Not insiders so it seems. For all the headline noise from trade, tweets, oil prices, geopolitical fears, Brexit, interest rates and the ageing bull, insiders continue to show no fear. When equity markets move higher, as they have been doing of late, we typically [...]

Gibraltar Chronicle June 2019

05-06-2019

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Market Commentary June 2019

03-06-2019

The stock market hit its first real rough patch of the year in May as trade relations between the US and China continued to deteriorate. Stocks were broadly advancing across the first four months of 2019, with all sectors participating, small-caps joining large-caps in the winner’s cycle, and most [...]

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28-05-2019

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Gibraltar Chronicle May 2019

14-05-2019

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Market Commentary May 2019

07-05-2019

The final full trading week in April was an historical one for the US stock market, as the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite both reached all-time closing highs. The bull market could not have climbed so high in such a short span without a formidable wall of worry. The year began with the market beset wi [...]

Gibraltar Chronicle April 2019

16-04-2019

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Market Commentary April 2019

08-04-2019

Not a lot of confetti rained down on the 10-year-old bull market celebration last month, which got underway in March 2009. Some investors argue that being unloved is what has kept this bull going. Coming out of the worst recession since the Great Depression, the bull market was distrusted from day o [...]

Gibraltar Chronicle March 2019

19-03-2019

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Market Commentary March 2019

04-03-2019

The stock market has logged several weeks of unbroken gains, which is starting to make contrarians cautious. The gains, however, are broad-based with every sector positive year-to-date, showing none of the thinness associated with frothy tops. It has also been accompanied by upward moves across glob [...]

Gibraltar Chronicle February 2019

22-02-2019

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Market Commentary February 2019

11-02-2019

January 2019 was the best month on the S&P 500 since January 2018. We all know what a strong January brought us in 2018. Still, good Januaries generally are identified with better-than-average stock years. Since 1980 on the S&P 500, average capital appreciation for all years is 9.8%. For years in wh [...]

Gibraltar Chronicle January 2019

11-02-2019

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Market Commentary January 2019

14-01-2019

We wish all our clients and readers a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2019. Last year was one in which all stock market maxims went out of the window. A strong January is supposed to foretell a good year. Stock levels at the nine-month mark were indicative of a better-than-average fourth qu [...]