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Our monthly portfolio positioning commentary.

Select Portfolio Commentary January 2020

Select Portfolio Commentary January 2020 Latest

The pandemic took a turn for the worse over Q4 as new infection rates rose significantly. However, concerns over the rising infections were overshadowed by the US election result and announcements regarding the approval and efficacy of vaccines.

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Select Portfolio Commentary December 2020

Global equities posted the largest one-month gain since 2008 following the news of positive trial results of several COVID-19 vaccines. Furthermore, the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech was found to be more than 90% effective.

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Select Portfolio Commentary November 2020

Despite many leading economic indicators suggesting that global trade has returned to an upward trajectory in October, after the steep drops in May and June, only the MSCI Emerging Markets and CSI China Securities 300 indices (from the worlds main stock markets) provided positive returns during October, returning 2.04% and 4.05% respectively.

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Select Portfolio Commentary October 2020

The post Covid-19 economic recovery appears a little uneven across the world. Recent US economic data has been very positive, whereas activity in the UK, where Brexit is looming, is not as positive.

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Select Portfolio Commentary September 2020

Optimism continued to rise in August amid mounting hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine and solid global growth.

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Select Portfolio Commentary August 2020

In equity markets, better economic activity data pushed prices higher, albeit for U.K. Sterling based investors most international equity markets ended the month in negative territory as the U.S. Dollar weakened.

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Select Portfolio Commentary July 2020

It was a historic quarter for financial markets. Coming into the quarter, markets had just begun to rebound after the outbreak of COVID-19 and subsequent government mandated lockdowns...

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