FE Weekly Market Commentary – 24th February 2017

Backtrack On Trump Trade This week the driving factor behind most of the returns for the year so far has been thrown into doubt. The “reflation trade”, which is industry speak for betting big on Donald Trump spending on infrastructure and cutting taxes, has been called into question – with some analysts doubting the ability… Read more

FE Weekly Market Commentary 17th February 2017

Wally Of The East And Questionable Governance This week, aside from the ongoing train wreck of the Trump administration, we got a timely reminder that there is more than the one lunatic we ought to be worrying about. North Korea has obviously been feeling outdone in the crazy stakes during the past few weeks. The… Read more

FE Weekly Market Commentary – 20th January 2017

President Xi Jinping Steals The Show This week the World Economic Forum in Davos provided some refreshingly original news. While Trump and Brexit were still firmly on the agenda, one of the key events was the address by Chinese president Xi Jinping – the first by a Chinese leader at the summit. While a speech… Read more

FE Weekly Market Commentary 13th January 2017

TRUMP! TRUMP! TRUMP! The headlines have been completely dominated by the president elect, with only a late flurry of snow providing any sort of distraction for the British media. In truly unprecedented fashion the entire world was shaken by a single press conference. Currency markets convulsed, entire sectors crashed and the global geo-political order was… Read more

FE Weekly Market Commentary 6th January 2017

Market Strength Continues This week has mostly been dominated by predictions for the year ahead – which given the uncertain state of the world following a tumultuous 2016, seems like a particular folly. We have, however, had a glimpse of the way the year might pan out, with president elect Trump showing no signs of… Read more

FE Weekly Market Commentary – 23 December 2016

Merry Christmas From The FE Research Team The year is coming to an end, and superficially the world is unrecognisable from the place it was twelve months ago. Back in January the markets were reeling from record low oil prices, the FTSE 100 was struggling to stay above 6000 and the words Trump and Brexit… Read more

FE Weekly Market Commentary 16 December 2016

FED Keeps Focus This week all attention has been on the US Federal Reserve, which decided to raise interest rates on Wednesday. The continued strengthening of the US economy is at odds with most other developed markets, where low rates and quantitative easing are still the norm. The challenge for the US central bank, and… Read more

Christmas Jumper Day 2016

PK Group staff are taking part in Christmas Jumper Day to help support the Save The Children. If you would like to donate to Save The Children, visit their website here. Below are some photos of PK Group staff sporting their best Christmas jumpers.  

FE Weekly Market Commentary – 9 December 2016

Political Upset Remains The Norm This week has been fairly routine, a couple of elections, a populist revolt and the toppling of a government, so far so ordinary. In Italy, the rejection of constitutional reform has resulted in the resignation of prime minister Matteo Renzi – prompting calls for an early election in which the… Read more

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