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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Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Final 2020 Update Shortly after our last update, following a lacklustre period for share prices, it was announced on 6th November that Pfizer BioNTech’s vaccine was over 90% effective, prompting a rally in global equity markets.  This was led by the UK which rose 14.34% from 3rd November to 17th December outperforming the MSCI World index which rose 9.74%. (Source: FE Ana...
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