Market Commentary

September Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on September 18, 2019 Introduction August is traditionally known as the ‘silly season’. The great and the good are on holiday. Nothing is happening:… Read More

August Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on August 8, 2019 Gold hit a six-year high as nervous investors looked for alternatives to stock markets. The IMF cut global growth forecasts… Read More

July Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on July 18, 2019 Introduction Many of you will know the old stock market adage: ‘Sell in May and go away, and come on… Read More

June Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on June 6, 2019 Introduction May was a relatively quiet month, virtually nothing of any importance happened at all. Well, apart from the European… Read More

May Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on May 20, 2019 Introduction First the good news. None of the leading world stock markets on which we report in this Bulletin fell… Read More

April Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on April 11, 2019 Introduction We have commented before on the difficulty of ‘hitting a moving target.’ Sometimes in writing this commentary you run… Read More

March Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on March 18, 2019 Introduction February was another month when all the important news seemed to happen in the last week of the month. Read More

February Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on February 12, 2019 Introduction The story of the US/China trade dispute was a thread running through much of last year. Some progress was… Read More

January Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on January 9, 2019 A quiet wind down to Christmas? Everyone leaving their offices early and not much happening in the second half of… Read More

December Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on December 12, 2018 Introduction It is always difficult writing a report like this, as you are always trying to ‘hit a moving target.’… Read More

November Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on November 14, 2018 Introduction October was, to put it mildly, an eventful month. It was a month which saw the majority of markets… Read More

October Market Commentary

By Paul Hamer on October 10, 2018 Introduction On Tuesday, 3rd November 2020 the United States will go to the polls to elect its next President. All… Read More