economy

November 2019 Market Commentary

The beginning of October brought us the Conservative Party conference and a plethora of promises and fiery speeches. Meanwhile world stock markets were tumbling on fears of a global sell-off and the US/Europe tariff war joining the US/China dispute. By the middle of the month President Trump declared himself ‘optimistic’ about trade talks with China. Come the end of October it looked like the World Trade Organisation (WTO) would allow China to impose tariffs on $3.6bn (£2.8bn) of US goods, a move that was confirmed in very early November. Boris Johnson spent the early part of the month trying to Read More