Week in Review: Bank of England surprises markets

On Thursday, the Bank of England, implemented a 50 basis point interest rate hike (pushing the lending rate to 5%), surprising markets that had priced in a 60% chance of a 25 bps hike. Following the decision, markets saw a nearly 50% chance that Bank Rate would peak at 6.25% by the end of this […]

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Weekly Review: Mixed data as S&P500 regains bull market statusĀ 

On Thursday, the S&P500 index experienced a significant development as it entered a bull market. The broad equities benchmark demonstrated a 0.6% increase, concluding the day at 4,292.93 points. This surge represents a notable 20% leap from its lowest point on October 12, 2022, when it stood at 3,577.03 points. Investors reacted favourably to indications […]

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Monthly Market Overview & Commentary | May 2023

Almost half-way through 2023 and the month of May has witnessed an interesting mix of news across global markets with the U.S. agreeing on an in-principle deal to increase its debt ceiling, Germany slipping into recession, high volatility seen in gold and crude oil prices, as well as the local Rand hitting record lows against […]

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Weekly Market Review Fed Rate Hike Pause on the Cards

This week marked the end of May, with the S&P 500 reaching its highest level since mid-August 2022 and the Nasdaq Composite hitting its best level since mid-April 2022. The agreement reached between the White House and Republican congressional leaders to raise the federal debt limit and avoid a default did not significantly impact investor […]

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