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  • The IndeX Files 30-06-2020

    Fresh Virus Fears Halt Equities Rally Global equities benchmarks have seen a continued loss of upside momentum across recent trading as the market continues to grapple with the rising prospect of a second wave of COVID-19. Reports of renewed upward trends in new infections rates across some states in the US, including the country’s most […]

  • The IndeX Files 23-06-2020

    Equities Recover Recent Losses Global equities benchmarks have managed to regain composure this week, with most indices working hard to retrace losses following selling into the end of last week as the market responded to various negative inputs for risk sentiment. Reports of clashes between Chinese and Indian troops on the shared border last week […]

  • The IndeX Files 16-06-2020

    Second Wave Fears Foil Equities Rally Global equities benchmarks have begun the week with an offered tone as growing concerns over a potential second wave of the virus in the US take focus. With mass reopening well underway across the US, many states have been reporting a steady increase in infection rates over recent weeks […]

  • The IndeX Files 09-06-2020

    US Jobs Number Raises Recovery Hopes While global equities benchmarks remain broadly supported, upside momentum has stalled a little this week following a bumper US jobs report on Friday. The NFP for May came in at a record 2.5 million. This reading was in stark contrast to the -7.5 million figure expected and reflects a […]

  • 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 28-04-2020

    All Eyes On The Recovery Benchmark global equities indices have been trading with renewed vigour this week as the general global focus begins to shift onto the easing of lock-downs, in some areas, and plans for easing lock-downs in others. With most developed nations seemingly past the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak, there is now […]

  • 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 […]