ONE of the many adages in the world of finance is that when China sneezes, the whole world catches a cold.
Major indices posted solid gains in August on the back of the reopening of the economy that has fueled a faster-than-expected recovery in corporate fundamentals and earnings.
The global equity market continued to trend higher in July 2021 despite a series of regulatory shocks that hit Chinese stocks inside and outside of China.
U.S. market hit an all-time high in June 2021, supported by the rally of large technology stocks. The S&P 500 climbed by 2.20%. Meanwhile, Nasdaq Index, a proxy to large-capitalization technology stocks in the U.S jumped by 6.34%.
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The Global equity market settled higher once again despite facing a significant bump in May.
US markets continued to ascend higher for the second consecutive month. In April 2021, the key US benchmarks, the S&P 500 Index and Nasdaq 100 Index, were up by 5.24% and 5.88%, respectively, which were the most significant monthly gains since November 2021.
Sometime in March 2021, a little-known family-run hedge fund became so infamous and grabbed global headlines.
In the recent weeks, the market has been a bit more challenging for investors. The financial market has turned more fragile and volatile than usual.
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March 2021 wrapped up with negative news all through out the month.
The market performance in February 2021 was almost exactly the same as that of in January. The equities started well into the month and rallied higher, only to be halted by a panic sell-off right at the month end due to triggers by the persistent rise in US Treasury yields.
A clash between hedge fund managers and retail investors in the GameStop trading frenzy gained so much attention in January 2021 and the market had a roller coaster ride in the final week of the month. Moreover, Asian equities continued to outperform United States (US) equities.
Although the market has been rising strongly since April 2020, the equity market still produced decent gains in December 2020. There was also plenty of good news, such as the implementation of the vaccination program and the finalization of the Brexit deal, that supported the market rally during the month.
There were comments relating to investments on the news and social media as a result of the US Presidential Elections.
After two months of consecutive losses, global equity markets recovered spectacularly. Adding to the bullish sentiment was a series of positive news on the development of COVID-19 vaccines.
Global equities declined for the second consecutive month in October. Rising new COVID-19 cases in the US and Europe was the primary reason for a selldown. Also, investors avoided risky assets on the backdrop of political uncertainty ahead of the US presidential election and the failed negotiation over Brexit.
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