The list below provides a summary of news and key stock exchange announcements.
Simon Gergel reviews 2019 – a momentous year in terms of global market volatility and the polarisation of the UK market as investors heavily favoured higher-quality growth stocks. 2020 is starting out with more political certainty in the UK.
The Merchants Trust is celebrating its 130th birthday in 2019. In this article, Simon Gergel looks back at how the Merchants portfolio has changed over time and how reaching 130 provides a sense of perspective. He also reviews his own experience at the helm of Merchants since 2006.
Listen in as Simon emphasises that market volatility, as witnessed in October, can give rise to opportunity. He notes that that any divergence in the share prices of different sectors and even different companies could enable investors to take advantage of potentially compelling valuations.
Simon takes a look back at the first half of the year, a fascinating period that’s been characterised by global political challenges. Simon also considers market prospects for the rest of 2018 and the factors that may have an impact.