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Market Commentary August 2022

Market Commentary August 2022

Introduction As many readers know, this Bulletin is written from notes we compile throughout the month. One of the most interesting aspects of this is the occasional feeling of ‘was that really this month’ as we start to write the Bulletin. So it was this month. The race to replace Boris Johnson seems to have …

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Market Commentary July 2022

Market Commentary July 2022

Introduction June was the month in which the war Vladimir Putin thought would last 100 hours passed its hundredth day – with all the attendant problems for food supply and the global economy. In the UK, Boris Johnson won his confidence vote by 211 votes to 148 – but the dark mutterings continued as the …

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Market Commentary June 2022

Market Commentary June 2022

Introduction The war in Ukraine, worries about food supplies, worries about the global economy… May was another month where all the themes we have become used to were to the fore. Despite this, it was a reasonable month for the stock markets we report on in the Bulletin. China led the way with a gain …

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Market Commentary May 2022

Market Commentary May 2022

Introduction April was not a good month for world stock markets. We report on a dozen major markets in the Bulletin: they were all down in the month, with the honorable exception of the UK’s FTSE-100 index, which managed a gain of just 29 points. Why was it such a poor month? The war in …

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