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May 1st, 2021

Hedley Market Commentary - May 2021

I have been studying seasonal equity performances now that we are entering the ‘sell in May and go away’ period which is often cited. I have looked at the performance of the US S&P 500 Index as, with many other things, where the US go
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April 1st, 2021

Hedley Market Commentary - April 2021

Global equity markets continued to move higher in the 1st Quarter of the year, with Continental Europe, UK and US all higher by around 5% in sterling terms, with Japan being one of the few major markets failing to progress. Bond markets, however, con
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March 1st, 2021

Hedley Market Commentary - March 2021

Over recent weeks, there has been a sizeable selloff in bond markets, particularly US Treasuries, where prices have fallen sharply and yields have risen to around 1.6%. There is some nervousness that the cheap money being created by central banks, co
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February 1st, 2021

Hedley Market Commentary - February 2021

Global stock markets produced very mixed performances in 2020, with a range of around minus 15% to plus 20% for the majority of international markets. The outcome reflects the importance of international diversification when investing money today
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January 1st, 2021

Hedley Market Commentary - January 2021

So, Farewell to 2020 and what has been for most people a truly miserable year. It is amazing to think, that of all the issues which we should have been concerned about just 12 months ago, Covid 19 did not even feature and yet its impact has been
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December 1st, 2020

Hedley Market Commentary - December 2020

So it is farewell President Trump and hello to President (elect) Joe Biden; but what are the major changes to look out for under the new president and how might these impact financial markets.   On indirect financial matters, the n
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November 1st, 2020

Hedley Market Commentary - November 2020

With the US election upon us and with financial markets likely to be driven or influenced by the outcome, what can we expect to happen with the different candidates in the White House?   If we assume that either candidate will get
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October 1st, 2020

Hedley Market Commentary - October 2020

It has not been a good year (or a good decade) for global banks. The MSCI World Bank Index is trailing the MSCI All-Country Index by 34% year to date. Today, banks make up just 3.5% of the market capitalisation of the overall index, down from 11%
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September 1st, 2020

Hedley Market Commentary - September 2020

August was a good month for risk assets as global equities continued to make progress while fixed income markets saw a measure of profit taking. Even though the S & P appreciated more than 7% in local currency terms, the shine was taken off t
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