RiverPeak Wealth Monthly Update for October 2021

Global Market Overview – October 2021 October was a far more tranquil month than many had been expecting – and a good reminder that most of the time, once economic problems hit the headlines, they’re already well on the way to being solved. In the UK, petrol stations are back to normal – although anecdotally, electric car inquiries went through the roof during the two weeks of chaos. And the...
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RiverPeak Wealth Monthly Update for September 2021

Global Market Overview – September 2021 Fears of a Chinese financial crisis and fuel shortages swamped headlines this past month. At the centre of the issues in China is the huge property conglomerate, Evergrande. Like many Chinese property companies, Evergrande has borrowed a lot. But it has now borrowed more than any other property company in the world and has liabilities of over $300 billion...
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RiverPeak Wealth Monthly Update for August 2021

Global Market Overview – August 2021 August has been a quiet, but good, month for markets, and 2021 continues to be a bumper year. Although the delta variant put some question marks over our social lives, markets aren’t really worried about it. As we’ve said before, all-time highs shouldn’t usually be a cause for celebration as markets should go up. However, this year, the S&P has already h...
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RiverPeak Wealth Monthly Update for July 2021

Global Market Overview – July 2021  July was a reminder that there are still a lot of unsettled issues which the financial world is trying to price. Fears and freedom are increasing together. Different variants of COVID-19 are still very much a problem – especially for countries with low numbers of vaccinations. At the same time, lots of countries are still trying to open up, and return to a mo...
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RiverPeak Wealth Monthly Update for June 2021

Global Market Overview – June 2021 June has been somewhat of an emotional whirlwind in UK domestic politics. On 14 June, we found out that we would have to wait another four weeks for full post-lockdown freedom. Two days later, Dominic Cummings released WhatsApp conversations in which Boris Johnson branded Health Secretary Matt Hancock as hopeless. Always nice to know the boss has faith in you…...
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RiverPeak Wealth Monthly Update for May 2021

Global Market Overview – May 2021 The media found a new worry in May as the Indian variant took over newspapers. With all headlines, especially COVID-related ones, it’s important to remember that the goal of a journalist isn’t always to produce useful and informative news; it might be to write something that will sell. We can’t be sure that new COVID variants won’t jeopardise lifting of UK rest...
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RiverPeak Wealth Monthly Update for April 2021

Global Market Overview – April 2021 During the first month of Q2, headlines have been a complete mix of good, bad, and hysterical. The increase in COVID deaths and cases through the developing world have been tragic. And unfortunately, it’s more than likely that the numbers in places such as India will get worse before they get better. At the end of April, India recorded over 360,000 confirmed ...
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RiverPeak Wealth Monthly Update for March 2021

Global Market Overview – March 2021  March marked the one-year anniversary of the first COVID lockdown. Although it might not feel like it, the end is very much in sight. The “third wave” COVID headlines will dominate, but we believe that the ongoing vaccine programmes still offer an overwhelming reason to be positive. In the UK, cases are still falling and deaths are plummeting as most of t...
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RiverPeak Wealth Monthly Update for February 2021

Global Market Overview – February 2021 After publishing some devastatingly high COVID-19 case numbers in January, the UK has turned its situation around and looks likely to be the first major economy to vaccinate itself out of lockdown. More than ever, we can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Over 20 million UK citizens have had their first jab, and daily cases in the UK have fallen from ...
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RiverPeak Wealth Monthly Update for January 2021

Global Market Overview – January 2021  2021 kicked off with yet another historic moment. Mobs of Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol after the then president demanded support for the claim that he, not Biden, was the real election victor. Despite this attempt to overthrow democracy, the US congress confirmed Biden as president of America. Putting Trump in the rear view mirror might now be m...
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