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LCP Investment Summary October 2020
LCP Investment Summary October 2020

3 November, 2020 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets fell 2.3%...

LCP Investment Summary September 2020
LCP Investment Summary September 2020

2 October, 2020 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets fell 1.3%...

LCP Investment Summary August 2020
LCP Investment Summary August 2020

2 September, 2020 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets rose 5.2%...

LCP Investment Summary  ____ July 2020
LCP Investment Summary ____ July 2020

5 August, 2020 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets fell 0.3%...

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LCP Investment Summary October 2020

LCP Investment Summary October 2020

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Posted on 3 November, 2020 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets fell 2.3% (in € terms) in October. It was a mixed month for equity investors, with strong gains in the first full week of the month over encouraging signs of a U.S. fiscal stimulus agreement being reached and also some progress in Brexit negotiations. However, the mood soured when it became apparent that any fiscal deal would have to wait until after the U.S. Presidential election. Covid-19 cases continued to rise globally leading to tighter restrictions...
LCP Investment Summary September 2020

LCP Investment Summary September 2020

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Posted on 2 October, 2020 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets fell 1.3% (in € terms) in September. The rising number of Covid cases, particularly in Europe, was of concern to investors with many countries re-introducing varying degrees of restrictions over the month. However, this ‘second wave’ has, for the moment, seen less hospitalisations and fatalities than those seen in the March - May period. Global economic data was mixed, highlighting again that the economic effects of the pandemic will last for some time...
LCP Investment Summary August 2020

LCP Investment Summary August 2020

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Posted on 2 September, 2020 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets rose 5.2% (in € terms) in August. Despite the continuing rise in Covid-19 cases globally and the reintroduction of some restrictions by various governments, investors looked to the positives which resulted in a very strong month for equity markets. The big technology stocks continued their strong rise, as remote working and virtual shopping increased the need for their services and products. Progress on a vaccine and various treatments for Covid-19...
LCP Investment Summary  ____ July 2020

LCP Investment Summary ____ July 2020

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Posted on 5 August, 2020 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets fell 0.3% (in € terms) in July. The Euro rose nearly 5% against the U.S. dollar over the month, reducing the strong return of U.S. equities for euro investors. It was a mixed month for investors, reacting positively at times to potential progress on a COVID vaccine, the eventual announcement of the EU’s €750bn stimulus package and positive Q2 earnings reports from many of the large IT companies. The rising number of new COVID cases over the month in...
LCP Investment Summary - June 2020

LCP Investment Summary - June 2020

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Posted on 1 July, 2020 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets rose 1.9% (in € terms) in June, in what was a mixed month for investors. Markets started the month very strongly following the announcement of a German €130bn domestic stimulus package, an increase by the ECB in its emergency stimulus measures and finally, the release of an unexpectedly positive May jobs report in the U.S. However, the mood changed mid-month with U.S. equities having their worst day in three months after a downbeat outlook from the...
LCP Investment Summary - May 2020

LCP Investment Summary - May 2020

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Posted on 2 June, 2020 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets rose 3.2% (in € terms) in May, continuing their recovery after the sharp falls seen over February and March. Investors looked past the continuing severe global economic data released over the month, as most countries began to ease some of the restrictions put in place during March and April to combat the spread of COVID-19. There was positive news regarding the progress in finding a vaccine for the coronavirus, and also the announcement of a €750bn...
LCP Investment Summary - April 2020

LCP Investment Summary - April 2020

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Posted on 1 May, 2020 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets rose 11.0% (in € terms) in April, reversing some of the sharp falls seen over February and March. Markets continued their rise from the lows seen on 23rd March, with investors remaining encouraged by the monetary and fiscal responses from both global central banks and governments despite the release of a slew of record-breaking negative economic data during April. Markets also rose as many countries began to announce plans to slowly ease the severe...
LCP Investment Summary - March 2020

LCP Investment Summary - March 2020

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Posted on 1 April, 2020 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets fell 13.4% (in € terms) in March, in what was both an extraordinary and unprecedented time for investors, with global economic actively hit sharply as governments worldwide scrambled to stem the spread of COVID-19. Investors reeled during first three weeks of the month with the enormity of the situation increasing daily as the virus spread and fatalities rose. Global economic activity literally ground to a halt, with unemployment soaring, as...
LCP Investment Summary - February 2020

LCP Investment Summary - February 2020

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Posted on 3 March, 2020 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets fell 7.6% (in € terms) in February, ending the month with the worst week for investors since 2008. Markets were down by well over 10% from their mid-month highs to the end of February. Markets had hit record highs by mid-month buoyed by positive global economic data, reduced fears of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and company earnings beating estimates, led by the large technology stocks. However, investors panicked during the last week of the month as...
LCP Investment Summary January 2020

LCP Investment Summary January 2020

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Posted on 4 February, 2020 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets rose 0.3% (in € terms) in January. After a stellar year for equities in 2019, markets fell in early January following the killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in a targeted U.S. drone strike, prompting fears of an escalation in hostilities between both counties and for the region in general. These fears soon receded, as both sides seemed unwilling to inflame the situation. Investors took heart from the signing of the ‘Phase 1’ U.S./China trade deal...
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