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Market Insights – December 14, 2020

Alternative funds were able to fully tap into November’s market rally. They are continuing on the uptrend that began in April and will record a solid rise over the year…

Market Insights – December 7, 2020

After some hesitation, OPEC agreed to increase output slightly in Janu-ary, undoing some of the decisions it made back in the spring. This change of course was welcomed by the markets, which can now focus on the expected increase in demand as the global economy returns to growth…

Market Insights – November 30, 2020

In November, additional COVID-19 restrictions were brought in across most of Europe, causing economic newsflow to deteriorate. Markets weren’t rattled by this, however, and have instead remained focused on the recent drop in infection rates and the prospect of an effective vaccine…

Market Insights – November 23, 2020

On Monday, stock market indexes in South Korea, Taiwan and India all reached new record highs. And only its 1991 high stood between Japan’s Topix index and that same feat. These solid performances are anoth-er sign that Asia’s economies are returning to normal after turning the corner on the pandemic…

Market Insights – November 16, 2020

Two of Boris Johnson’s key advi-sors, both of whom were in favour of a hard Brexit, have been forced to step down. This may be a setback for the British prime minister, but it could make the talks with the EU easier and increase the chances of a Brexit agreement being reached before the end of the year. If the pound’s rally is anything to go by, the markets welcomed this news…

Market Insights – November 9, 2020

England is once again in lockdown, at a time when the economy is still struggling to bounce back from the last one. In response, the Bank of England announced that it would increase its asset purchases by GBP 150 billion, to GBP 895 billion, in order to shore up the economy…

Market Insights – November 2, 2020

In October, China’s manufacturing sector grew at its fastest pace since 2011. The Caixin manufacturing PMI rose to 53.6, up from 53 a month earlier and beating economists’ forecast of 52.8. That’s the sixth month in a row that the PMI has stayed in expansion territory, above the 50 mark…

Divorce: for richer or for poorer, in sickness or in wealth? 3 steps to (re)gain financial freedom after separation

As adults today, we are increasingly likely to face major change: a change in country of residency, a change in professional activity, a change in employer… Yet many of us are unable to anticipate a change which may have a significant impact on our personal finances: divorce.  If you’re one of the many international professionals emerging from the stressful context of the Covid19 pandemic, seemingly enveloped in a gloomy cloud of impending divorce, then take heart; after this period of anxious re-evaluation, it is possible to build the foundations for a new life not only for your inner self, but for your wealth too.

Market Insights – October 26, 2020

Industrial metals – and especially copper – are continuing on their uptrend, reaching their highest level in more than two years as demand picks up and inventories remain low. Prices are still very far from their all-time highs, however…

Market Insights – October 19, 2020

Just over 50 S&P 500 companies have now published their earnings, and a solid upward trend is emerg-ing. Just like in the previous quarter, the results are coming in well above the consensus forecasts, which don’t seem to have factored in the uptick in economic growth…