Market Commentary May 2015

Please find this month’s Market Commentary newsletter which contains our view on the stock market based upon fundamental and technical analysis along with some recommended investments for the current market.

April saw the FTSE 100 reclaiming the 2.5% it lost in March, perhaps somewhat against expectations as the General Election draws near. We still do not believe that the markets have priced in this event risk (they never do and what is worse, the markets hate nothing more than political uncertainty). However, we have still managed to find a way that investors can profit. In this issue, we look at how the equity market has traditionally performed in the days and months around Election Day and find some interesting patterns. We also take a look at a new fully secured corporate bond with a tantalising yield of 6.5%.