Tag: Inflation

Monetary policy decisions (European Central Bank)


There is significant news from the European Central Bank (ECB) today. An update on monetary policy decisions. In its recent strategy review, the Governing Council agreed a symmetric inflation target of two per cent...

Investor confidence takes a knock despite ‘Freedom Day’ as infection rates soar


Investor confidence in the UK falls by 5% in July.Investor confidence falls by 2% on average for global regions.65% of investors believe interest rates will rise in a year’s time, compared to 60% in June.26% of investor...

Inflation is out of control – UK rapidly approaching new 3% target


14th July 2021 - Jason Cozens, Founder & CEO of Glint, says: "When will those in power admit that inflation is out of control? UK inflation is spiralling upwards, already at a three year high with no signs of slo...

Sense of unease pervades financial markets over potential for stagflation – amid higher prices and Covid resurgence


Susannah Streeter, senior investment and markets analyst, Hargreaves Lansdown: ‘’The creeping UK headline inflation rate is likely add to the sense of unease pervading the financial markets about the impact higher pr...

Back on top in June? By Rupert Thompson, Chief Investment Officer at Kingswood


Global equity markets put in a robust performance last week, gaining 2.0% in local currency terms with the US leading the way. Despite June normally being the weakest month of the year, equities have resumed their upwar...

What’s in a Dot? By Rupert Thompson, Chief Investment Officer at Kingswood


Markets last week were dominated by just one event - the meeting of the US Federal Reserve on Wednesday which caught investors on the hop. The Fed updates its economic and interest rate forecasts once a quarter and t...

Consumer Price Index shows inflation growth, could interest rates be next?


The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measure of inflation was released today, showing that the rate of inflation in the UK has jumped to 2.1% in the year to May. This was above market forecasts of around 1.8% and is slightly...

Inflation Probation


By Rupert Thompson, Chief Investment Officer at Kingswood Equity markets continued their upward trend last week. Global equities gained another 0.5% and are now up around 13% since the start of the year. The cont...

Inflation Damnation


By Rupert Thompson, Chief Investment Officer at Kingswood Global equities fell back last week. They were down around 3% by Wednesday but subsequently recovered some of their losses, to end the week down 1.5% and 2.3%...

Time to value (by Kingswood)


By Rupert Thompson, Chief Investment Officer at Kingswood Equities continued their strong run last week with global markets gaining a further 0.8% to be up 10.7% since the start of the year.  The US reporting se...

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