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Market Update – 9th April 2020. - 9th April 2020

Last night on Wall Street, the S&P 500 closed 3.41% higher. As a result, it is now 22.91% above its low on 23 March 2020 – which means it is now officially in ‘bull’ market territory (defined as 20% above its low) – although it remains nearly 20% below its peak on 19 February 2020.

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Market Update – 8th April 2020. - 8th April 2020

After the recent wonderful news that new coronavirus infections in Italy and Spain were slowing, global equity markets have opened lower this morning after both the UK and New York reported an increase in daily deaths from the virus.

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Market Update – 7th April 2020. - 7th April 2020

Yesterday’s upbeat mood in global equity markets has continued into today on signs that the spread of the coronavirus is slowing.

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Market Update – 3rd April 2020. - 3rd April 2020

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefit rose by a record 6.65m last week. This, together with last week’s 3.31m claims, means that nearly 10m Americans have lost their jobs in the past two weeks

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Market Update – 2nd April 2020. - 2nd April 2020

As we mentioned yesterday, April started in a similar way to those horrible March days, as the Dow Jones had another near 1,000 point down day, falling 4.44%, after officials said the US could see as many as 240,000 coronavirus deaths.

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Market Update – 1st April 2020. - 1st April 2020

A miserable month (and first quarter of 2020) is thankfully finally over. Global equity markets had been relatively stable for the first seven weeks of the year, but that all changed towards the end of February when the coronavirus outbreak started to spread across the world and economies were effectively shut down wherever it appeared.

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Market Update – 31st March 2020. - 31st March 2020

UK equities turned around after we updated you yesterday to end the day up nearly 1% at 5,563.

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Market Update – 27th March 2020. - 27th March 2020

Yesterday (Thursday 26 March 2020), global equity markets shrugged off the poor US jobless claims data and instead focused on benefits of the US economic stimulus package.

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Market Update – 26th March 2020. - 26th March 2020

Market optimism was sustained for a second consecutive day yesterday (Wednesday 25 March 2020), thanks to the fact that the US Senate unanimously approved the $2tr fiscal stimulus package

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Market Update – 25th March 2020. - 25th March 2020

Sentiment improved yesterday as the Democrats reached an agreement with Donald Trump on a $2tr fiscal stimulus package to help the US economy (the world’s largest economy), get through the coronavirus outbreak.

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