There is a danger of getting too wrapped up with individual market stories, when arguably you should be looking a the bigger picture and using a balanced portfolio, but I appreciate some people want to know whats happening in the world. Consequently you might find our April Market Commentary of interest.
It’s tempting to think that Brexit is the only story: in fact, there was plenty happening in March, from elections in Holland to a rate rise in the US, & new growth targets for China The main global news was finance ministers from the world’s biggest economies dropping anti-protectionism commitments after opposition from the US (President Trump and his ‘America First’ policy). It was a relatively quiet month on world stock markets: with some markets up and some down, but none of them by very much. Best performing market was France, with good news on both the political and trade fronts seeing Europe’s two leading stock markets move higher.