Returns of selected markets; over one week and since 1st January.
Good week for equity markets with the US closing at a new high again.¬†The S&P 500 is up 20.7% so far this year. European markets also did well, buoyed by the prospect of further monetary stimulus; it has even been suggested that the European Central Bank might buy equities! Boris Johnson became prime minister on Wednesday. It should be an interesting/exciting three or four months ahead. Brent oil was up 0.8% to $63.08 per barrel and gold finished the week at $1432 per oz. up 0.4%.