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Markets’ wobbly week | Will pensions get less generous?
This week, it’s been a rough week for markets after fears that higher inflation could force central banks to raise interest rates sooner sparked a sharp reversal for share prices.
Market Week podcast - Earnings continue to outperform expectations
In this week’s market update: earnings continue to outperform expectations; commodities rise as economies re-open; and the dollar slides as the rest of the world catches up
Consumer staples: the stock market’s ‘middle child’
In this podcast Fidelity’s Ed Monk and Tom Stevenson discuss those companies that fit somewhere in the middle between growth and value stocks.
Market Week Podcast - Earnings season gets into full swing
Fidelity’s Tom Stevenson looks at the week ahead as earnings season gets into full swing and Brexit continues to squeeze trade in Europe.
Market Week Podcast - Is the stock market ready to pause for breath?
In this week’s market update: is the market ready to pause for breath; or will trillions of excess savings fuel an extended recovery?
Market Week Podcast - US stock market hits record highs
In this week’s market update: new market records as America’s post-pandemic boom begins; Britain starts to re-open its economy; and Europe looks through the latest Covid wave.
Market Week Podcast - Shares enjoy their best 12 months since the 1930s
Fidelity’s Tom Stevenson looks at the week ahead as shares enjoy their best 12 months since the 1930s; but bonds are hit hard by inflation fears.
Market Week - Inflation and rising bond yields in focus
In this week’s market update: inflation and rising bond yields remain the key focus; stimulus cheques are destined for the stock market; and it’s a big week for central banks.
Market Week Podcast - Investors start to worry about inflation
Tom Stevenson looks at the week ahead as investors start to worry about inflation and the dark side of ESG investing comes under scrutiny.
Market Week Podcast - Retail investors take on Wall Street
In this week’s market update: there is no doubt about the big market story this week - the David and Goliath tale of retail investors taking on powerful Wall Street hedge funds and apparently winning - the first round at least.
Market Week Podcast - China's growth returns to pre-pandemic levels
Tom Stevenson looks at the week ahead for investors with all eyes on Biden’s inauguration, while China’s growth returns to pre-pandemic levels.
Market Week Podcast - Vaccine news continues to boost markets
Tom Stevenson looks at the week ahead as news of another vaccine boosts stock markets and Rishi Sunak spells out his spending priorities.
Market Week Podcast - Shares soar on vaccine hopes
Tom Stevenson looks at the week ahead as shares soar on vaccine hopes, Joe Biden becomes President-elect and Brexit talks enters a crucial week.
What markets do and don’t know after the 2020 US election
This week, we are, like you, digesting a US presidential election that is yet to be decided. Markets, however, are already reacting to what they know and that’s our focus today.
Market Week Podcast - Investors focus on a tight US election
In this week’s market update: the point of maximum uncertainty as investors focus on a tight US election, widespread lockdowns in Europe, volatile markets, central bank meetings and third quarter earnings season.
Market Week Podcast - All eyes on the US election and earnings season results
In this week’s market update: the last days before a watershed US Presidential election; earnings season serves up a torrent of big company results; and the first sign of whether the US economy bounced back in the third quarter.
Tech is dragging the market to new levels - is that a problem?
This week, with the US stock market now having fully recovered its losses since the outbreak of Covid-19, we’re taking a look at what’s driven that recovery - and why new dangers are emerging.
Market Week Podcast - Q2 earnings beat expectations
In this week’s market update: stocks hold on as some evidence emerges of economic recovery and second quarter earnings beat expectations; high yield bonds complete their best month since 2011; and gold heads further into uncharted territory.