02 August 2021

Should I stay or should I go, now?

In the final instalment of our three-part series about how we can help when it comes to the world...

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02 August 2021

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Stock Take Asian stocks hit a 7-month low early last week, as the market was weighed down by a...

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26 July 2021

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Stock Take Markets generally ended the week up, despite recording drops earlier in the week. Rising numbers of the...

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19 July 2021

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Stock Take The market growth slowdown seen in recent weeks continued last week, as persistent worries about the Delta...

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12 July 2021

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Stock Take Markets ended Friday recovering from a midweek dip, caused by – among other things – a worry...

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05 July 2021

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Stock Take Better-than-expected employment figures capped a strong week for US markets, which had continued to chart into historic...

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28 June 2021

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Stock Take US stocks rose last week, after dovish overtures from Federal Reserve officials and the Biden administration secured...

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21 June 2021

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Stock Take A week after the US posted inflation of just over 5%, the Federal Reserve (the US central...

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14 June 2021

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Stock Take Global stocks generally performed well last week, as markets reacted to improving economic conditions and some central...

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07 June 2021

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Stock Take US and European stocks continued climbing last week, after Wall Street responded well to a US jobs...

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01 June 2021

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Stock Take US stocks ended May higher last week, reaching their fourth consecutive month of gains. The S&P 500...

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27 April 2021

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Stock Take US stocks enjoyed a lift towards the end of last week, having fallen the day before on...

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21 April 2021

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Stock Take As vaccination programmes gather steam, economists are busy predicting how quickly countries around the world will bounce...

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13 April 2021

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Stock Take As the UK enters the next phase of its lockdown easing today, it does so against the...

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09 April 2021

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Stock Take US stocks reached new highs at the end of the four-day trading week, with technology stocks enjoying...

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31 March 2021

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Stock Take US stocks ended the week at new highs after a volatile few days that saw a continuation...

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23 March 2021

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Stock Take The major US stock indices were choppy again last week, led up and down by the same...

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16 March 2021

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Stock Take The share prices of large US technology businesses led stocks higher last week. After a couple of...

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08 March 2021

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Stock Take US stocks rallied on Friday, after a volatile week that saw technology shares fall again. Although the...

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01 March 2021

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Stock Take The share prices of US technology companies lowered last week. On Thursday, the Nasdaq index of US...

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23 February 2021

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Stock Take Last week, Chinese stock markets briefly rose above their all-time high. Fresh from the Lunar New Year...

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15 February 2021

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Stock Take US and world stocks hit new highs at various points last week as investor optimism carried markets...

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09 February 2021

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Stock Take As more and more people got vaccinated, world stocks had their best week since November last year....

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25 January 2021

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Stock Take “We’ve learned again that democracy is precious, democracy is fragile and, at this hour my friends, democracy...

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19 January 2021

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Stock Take Global markets slowed last week after a positive start to the year, as they weighed up news...

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12 January 2021

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Stock Take President Trump’s term in office approached its end last week with a crowd of rioters sieging Capitol...

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22 December 2020

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Stock Take This is the last issue of WeekWatch in 2020. We’ll resume service on Monday 11 January. Until...

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16 December 2020

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Stock Take “Despite the fact that deadlines have been missed over and over, we think it is responsible at...

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08 December 2020

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Stock Take After the flurry of vaccine breakthroughs in recent weeks, and with 2020 drawing to a close, investors...

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01 December 2020

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Stock Take Global markets are on track for their best month ever, after the announcement of several vaccines to...

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24 November 2020

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Stock Take Vaccine announcements proved themselves to be like buses last week, after two arrived in quick succession. Moderna...

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17 November 2020

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Stock Take Six countries, 44,000 trial participants, 90% effective: the numbers in Pfizer’s press release last week were promising....

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09 November 2020

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Stock Take At the time of writing on Monday lunchtime, markets were rising thanks to a rare piece of...

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05 November 2020

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Stock Take Investors remained on edge last week as the US election drew closer. It was the worst week...

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27 October 2020

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Stock Take Donald Trump and Joe Biden debated publicly for the final time last week, in a session that...

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20 October 2020

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Stock Take There was a sharp escalation of no-deal Brexit rhetoric on Friday, after the prime minister said the...

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13 October 2020

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Stock Take Last week began with President Trump being helicoptered back to the White House, after his discharge from...

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05 October 2020

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Stock Take “Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19. We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately....

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29 September 2020

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Stock Take There have been plenty of landmark political speeches in the past few months, and last week provided...

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21 September 2020

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Stock Take A statement by the Federal Reserve, the US central bank, was the biggest driver of markets last...

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16 September 2020

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Stock Take US equities steadied last week after their recent fall, which had been prompted by a decline in...

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10 September 2020

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Stock Take The share prices of big US technology companies ended their record-breaking run last week. On Thursday, the...

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03 September 2020

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Stock Take Shaking off their losses from earlier this year, global stocks reached a record high last week. The...

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27 August 2020

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Stock Take “There is a sense of waiting for markets to come back to life at the start of...

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19 August 2020

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Stock Take British holidaymakers in France got some bad news last week, when the government said anyone not back...

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13 August 2020

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Stock Take Technology companies haven’t just survived the COVID-19 pandemic, they’ve thrived. Many big technology companies in the US...

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