There are two main dynamics at play at the moment that we at Greenfields are monitoring closely. On one hand, there is the potential that there will be a large positive impact on economic growth, spurred by the combined effect of pent-up demand and the fiscal stimulus (increased government spending). On the other hand, there […]
It has been a highly eventful start to the year in the world of investing. From GameStop to Bitcoin, investing has been in the news consistently for the past few weeks. But with many investments beginning to take a turn for the worse, what’s currently driving the markets?
2020 ended with an inoculated bang. Despite renewed lockdowns in Europe and rising COVID-19 infections globally, risk assets continued their march upwards. This was amid hopes for reflation, better growth and higher earnings, supported by a backdrop of more fiscal stimulus in the US, a Brexit deal and the beginnings of vaccine rollouts.
It is an understatement to say that a lot has happened since our last market update on the 14th of October. Two key events have changed the dynamic of the investment landscape, both in the short and long term.
Coronavirus infection rates remain at a rising level, something the UK government is unwilling to tolerate. With the implementation of the three-tier lockdown system, and the intermittent closing of bars and restaurants, the opinions of the UK population seem to rest in two opposing camps:
On the evening of the 22nd September, Boris Johnson addressed the nation once again, announcing tighter restrictions on our lives. Although the message was not as dramatic as the one delivered in March, both in the rhetoric used or the measures announced, the core message remains the same – COVID-19 is here to stay. What, […]