Moore Kingston Smith Financial Advisers: market outlook for May 2021

10 June 2021 / Insight posted in Articles

Each month, Moore Kingston Smith Financial Advisers Limited invites one of the leading Investment Management firms to provide us with a commentary on their current views on the markets. As a Chartered Independent Financial Advisory firm, we are not linked to any one financial institution and the recommendations we make are based solely upon the suitability of advice to best meet each client’s needs.

Please read the latest commentary to understand how the markets are impacting investments. The outlook highlights what is going on in the capital markets around the world and walks you through our investment partner’s perspective on a variety of investment topics.

This month we feature commentary from Charles Stanley:

  • In a month when a calmer market environment prevailed, positive returns for Sterling-based investors were hard to come by.
  • Precious metals partially reversed a poor run, with gold rallying 4.8% in Sterling.
  • As has been the case since the pandemic first started, equity investors need to keep a close eye on central bank guidance.
  • Asia has had to deal with a resurgence of Covid-19 at a time when the People’s Bank of China has been running a relatively tight monetary policy.

Read the full Charles Stanley market commentary here.

Important information

Any views expressed are in-house views of the selected investment specialist as at the time of publishing.

In preparing this article we may have used third party sources which we believe to be true and accurate as at the date of writing. However, we can give no assurances or warranty regarding the accuracy, currency or applicability of any of the content in relation to specific situations and particular circumstances.

Forecasts of future performance are not a reliable guide to actual results. Investment markets and conditions can change rapidly, and the views expressed should not be taken as statements of fact nor relied upon when making investment decisions. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and are not guaranteed. The investor might not get back their initial investment.