On Mondays, we release our Weekly Trader in which we outline key themes driving market sentiment, a review on critical developments within our preferred sectors, equities commentary and market-moving stories to start the week. Our in-house Investment Committee meets on a weekly basis to craft this strategy, aimed at allowing our clients to dynamically position portfolios and to take advantage of market developments.

13/05/19 – Market View: The Week Ahead, CRH, Kingspan, US Tech, Grafton Group, Glanbia

The last 5 trading days saw equities record their worst weekly performance this year. Over in the US, the S&P 500 fell by 2.2% and the DOW by 2.1%. Closer to home the Euro Stoxx 50 declined by 3% and the ISEQ by 3.7%. In the Far East, the Japanese NKI fell 4.8% and Hang Seng Index fell by 5%. Globally, investors have been and continue to sell “growth sensitive” equities as concerns grow about a global trade war. Investors bought up equities in Q1 2019 expecting a trade deal between the US and China. The implementation of 25% tariffs, up from 10%, on $200bn of Chinese imports was certainly not expected – hence the sell off in equities.

  • Construction Exposed – Global growth concerns likely weigh on construction activity
  • US Tech – Technology names vulnerable to market sell off
  • Grafton Group – Reducing as valuations look stretched
  • Glanbia – Recent drop unwarranted


07/05/2019 – Market view: The week ahead ,Facebook, CRH, Smurfit, Apple

29/04/2019 – Market view: The Week Ahead, Kingspan, Pfizer, Rio Tinto, Glanbia

23/04/2019 – Market view: The Week ahead, Total, Green, FBD, names to reduce exposure

15/04/2019- Market view: The week ahead , Danone, Total, Amazon and UNH

08/04/2019- Market view: The Week Ahead, Smurfit Kappa, Hibernia REIT, JPM Emerging Markets, Dividend Aristocrats

01/04/2019 – Market view: The week ahead , Coca Cola, Energy, Verizon, Dividend Aristocrats

25/03/2019 – Market view: The Week Ahead, Brexit Exposures

19/03/2019 Market View: The week ahead, Amazon, Datalex, IPL Plastics, Applegreen

11/03/2019 – Market view: The Week Ahead, Green REIT, Coca Cola, Prudential, Kingspan, PayPal, Dalata Hotels