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LCP Investment Summary   ..                         April 2021
LCP Investment Summary .. April 2021

4 May, 2021 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets rose 2.1%...

LCP Investment Summary March 2021
LCP Investment Summary March 2021

1 April, 2021 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets rose 6.8% in...

LCP Investment Summary February 2021
LCP Investment Summary February 2021

2 March, 2021 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets rose 2.6%...

LCP Investment Summary  January 2021
LCP Investment Summary January 2021

2 February, 2021 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets fell 0.1%...

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LCP Investment Summary   ..                         April 2021

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Posted on 4 May, 2021 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets rose 2.1% (in € terms) in April. The returns to Euro investors were reduced due to the Euro rising against the U.S. Dollar by over 2%. Markets again hit record highs over the month with the release of generally strong economic data, especially from the U.S. where the unemployment rate fell to 6%. Inflation indicators continued to rise but both investors and Central Banks preferred to concentrate on the recovery in the global economy (particularly jobs)...
LCP Investment Summary March 2021

LCP Investment Summary March 2021

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Posted on 1 April, 2021 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets rose 6.8% in March (in € terms), with returns boosted due to the U.S. Dollar strengthening by nearly 3% against the Euro. Equity investors again looked to the positives with global economic growth forecasts expecting a strong rebound over the remainder of 2021 and into 2022. Inflation expectation forecasts continue to rise, helped late in the month by the announcement of President Biden’s proposed $2trn infrastructure package, leading to higher bond...
LCP Investment Summary February 2021

LCP Investment Summary February 2021

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Posted on 2 March, 2021 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets rose 2.6% (in € terms) in February. Equity markets rose strongly in the first half of the month. U.S. markets in particular climbed on the news that that 80% of U.S. companies exceeded earnings expectations in Q4. Global vaccine programmes were also a positive factor although many European countries still have tight restrictions in place and some recently introduced tighter border controls. The mood turned after the release of U.S. retail sales...
LCP Investment Summary  January 2021

LCP Investment Summary January 2021

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Posted on 2 February, 2021 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets fell 0.1% (in € terms) in January. It was a mixed month for investors with some U.S. indices hitting new record highs over the course of January. Markets were well ahead going into the last week of the month with investors looking to the positives like better-than-expected corporate earnings rather than issues like virus mutations/new strains, more restrictions and problems with vaccine supply/logistics. However, this all changed in the last week of...
LCP Investment Summary December 2020

LCP Investment Summary December 2020

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Posted on 6 January, 2021 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets rose 2.4% in December and 6.7% for 2020 (both in € terms), to finish what was an extraordinary year for investors.Despite the continuing rise in Covid cases globally, the emergence of new strains and increased restrictions in many countries, investors looked to the positives with the start of vaccinations in both the U.S. and Europe. Investors also welcomed the $900bn emergency economic aid package eventually agreed upon the U.S. Senate. In addition,...
LCP Investment Summary November 2020

LCP Investment Summary November 2020

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Posted on 1 December, 2020 by Administrator

Equities Global equity markets rose 10.1% (in € terms) in November. Markets reacted very favourably to the progress of three potential Covid-19 vaccines from Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca. With hopes that they may receive final regulatory approval by year-end, many governments began making plans for a possible vaccine programme in early 2021. These developments also saw stocks that have suffered the most since last February performing strongly over the month, with...
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...
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