• The IndeX Files 02-06-2020

    Equities As Dollar Falls Amidst US Tensions Global equities benchmarks continue to gain ground this week despite emerging risk factors which have taken the shine off the post-lockdown recovery now underway. The backdrop of US/China tensions, which rose to the forefront last week ,has now seen a shift in focus amidst the ongoing unrest in […]

  • The IndeX Files 26-05-2020

    Vaccine Hopes Boosting Risk Sentiment Global equities benchmarks are trading with renewed upside momentum this week amidst a broad improvement in risk sentiment. Investor appetite is returning as the global COVID-19 deaths continue to decline, suggesting that hopefully the worst of the virus is now passing. Sentiment has been further boosted this week by news […]

  • The IndeX Files 19-05-2020

    Risk Sentiment Supported Amidst Vaccine Hopes Global equities benchmarks are in the green across the board today as the week continues in a positive tone for investors. News of a potential COVID-19 vaccine has taken centre stage this week following the announcement by US Biotech firm Moderna which said that one of its candidate vaccines […]

  • The IndeX Files 05-05-2020

    Fresh Risk Factors Emerge The fundamental backdrop for equities has grown more complicated this week. We have seen a broad recovery over the last few weeks in line with the weakening trend in global COVID-19 numbers which is leading many countries to begin easing lock-downs or planning to do so. With attention now turning to […]

  • The IndeX Files 21-04-2020

    Equities Recovery Weakens Equities prices have taken a dip this week as the fundamental backdrop has shifted once again. Following some initial upside momentum in the wake of a wave of actions by G10 central banks the recovery has now stalled with most global indices retracing recent gains this week. In Europe, the industrial lock-downs […]

  • The IndeX Files 14-04-2020

    Equities Recovery Continues Global equities benchmarks are extending their recovery this week with asset markets across the globe trading broadly in the green.  Much of the recovery can be attributed to the large wave of central bank easing which has swept across markets in recent weeks. The Federal Reserve has taken unprecedented steps to help […]

  • The IndeX Files 07-04-2020

    Optimistic Tone To Asset Markets Global equities benchmarks have started the week in a positive manner with asset prices improving across the board. Following a retracement lower last week across key indices, we are now seeing a continuation of the initial recovery which started in the final week of March. The lock-downs in place around […]

  • The IndeX Files – 31-03-2020

    Central Bank Easing Supports Markets Global equities benchmarks have seen broad buying across recent sessions with many indices still holding near the top of last week’s rally. Investors finally found some comfort in the vast swathe of central bank easing announced over March, allowing equities prices to recover some of the steep losses suffered over […]

  • Why Is The Nikkei Rallying?

    Despite the broader sell-off which has dominated asset markets recently, the Nikkei has seen a strong reversal this week. Rallying more than 8% yesterday and over 20% on the week, Japanese equities have been the clear outperformer. The reason for this rally has been the reaction to speculation about BOJ QE purchases which, unlike we’ve […]

  • The IndeX Files 24-03-2020

    Federal Reserve Takes Historic Action Global equities benchmarks continue to plum fresh lows this week as the steady stream of selling which has characterised recent trading develops further. Indices around the world have traded lower this week despite escalating responses from central banks desperate to stop the selling in markets. The Nikkei has bucked the […]

  • The IndeX Files 17-03-2020

    Equities Sink Despite Central Bank Action Global benchmark equities prices continue to trade wildly amidst a backdrop of increasing central bank action. This week, the Federal Reserve once again announced an unexpected rate cut, dropping the US interest rate by 100 basis points to 0%. Along with the rate cut, the Fed also outlined an […]

  • The IndeX Files 25-02-2020

    Fresh COVID-19 Fears Sink Equities Benchmark global equities indices have seen a severe shift in sentiment this week. With many indices beginning to track lower into the end of last week, an escalation in concerns over the scale and impact of COVID-19 has seen indices gapping lower at the start of this week, with selling […]

  • The IndeX Files 11-02-2020

    Corona-Virus Continues To Dictate Asset Price Moves Ongoing developments within the corona-virus outbreak continue to dominate action in benchmark global equities indices this week. Early optimism regarding the prospect of a potential vaccine helped fuel a wave of buying across high yielding assets last week, however, this move was short-lived and has seen further reversal […]

  • The IndeX Files 04-02-2020

    Equities Attempting To Recover Benchmark global equities are doing the best to recover this week despite the ongoing risk from the corona-virus outbreak. Last week, equities indices saw heavy losses as rising uncertainty dampened investor sentiment. This week, the spread of the virus has worsened with China confirming that over 20,000 cases have now been […]

  • The IndeX Files 28-01-2020

    Corona-Virus Sends Equities Sinking Benchmark global equities have been heavily offered in recent trading as the impact of the Chinese corona-virus outbreak continues to dampen investor appetite. The virus, which broke out in China around two weeks ago, has now claimed the life of 80 people and spread across Asia, reaching the United States. There […]