From my desk at home – Monday Musings 26/07/2021
This week I am again joining the many thousands of people who are self-isolating, this time because we have been “pinged”, the problem is that a good number of the Straight Talk crew have also been “pinged” including most of our admin team. Obviously, we will do our best to maintain service but please bear with us if things take a little longer than usual.
Other than the NIKKEI, Olympic super spreader worries, and the Hang Seng, Chinese pressures, the markets have all moved ahead this week led by the USA with the NASDAQ up 2.84%. Europe seems to have got over the football with both the CAC40, France, and the DAX, Germany, making positive moves. Although the covid numbers here seem to be improving and the economy is growing faster than anticipated the FTSE100 only managed to come in third behind the CAC40 and the DAX growing by 0.28%., it’s the footie again.
Hopefully normal service will be resumed soon both in the office and all the other small business who have worked hard to survive the last year or so.
So, to the markets
|04.01.2021||26.07.2021||% Change||% Change on week|
|FTSE 100||6571.80||7027.58||Up 6.93||Up 0.28|
|Dow Jones||30105.26||35061.55||Up 16.46||Up 1.08|
|Nasdaq||12696.74||14836.99||Up 16.85||Up 2.84|
|S&P||3695.49||4411.79||Up 19.38||Up 1.96|
|NIKKEI||27228.07||27548.00||Up 1.17||Down 1.62|
|Hang Seng||27431.07||27321.98||Down 0.39||Down 2.44|
|Shanghai||3502.13||3550.40||Up 1.37||Up 0.31|
|CAC40||5584.96||6568.82||Up 17.61||Up 1.68|
|DAX||13733.08||15669.29||Up 14.09||Up 0.83|
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