Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – 26th June 2020 There has been little of note to distinguish the past fortnight from previous ones.  There has been some good news on the health front with reports that a commonly used and widely available drug called Dexamethasone had proved to be successful in limiting the likelihood of the patient dying in severe cases of Covid-19. This is, of course, to be wel...
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Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update – 12th June 2020 In the past fortnight the lifting of lockdowns has accelerated with a concomitant pick-up in economic activity, a welcome development for many but increasing the risks of a second wave of infections.  Also, for the first time in months, headlines containing news of the virus have been superseded by the reports of, and reaction to, the shocking deat...
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RiverPeak Wealth Monthly Update for April 2020

Global Market Overview The sharp sell-off that began towards the end of February accelerated into March, as investors dramatically moved to ‘price in’ the increasing inevitability of a deep recession caused by the attempts of governments around the world to reduce the number of deaths from COVID-19. Volatility was exceptionally high and automatic circuit breakers in the US meant that the stock...
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RiverPeak Wealth Monthly Update for March 2020

Global Market Overview After initially shrugging off concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), investors started to respond negatively to news that the outbreak was spreading beyond China. Sharp falls in the last week of February resulted in a negative month across global equity indices. A stronger yen and dollar, both traditionally viewed as safe haven currencies, pared back losses for sterli...
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