Market Outlook

Each month, the Reeves Investment Board publishes its Market Outlook. The Outlook looks at what’s going on in the capital markets around the world and walks you through our perspective on a variety of investment topics. It is the most widely read of all Reeves publications.

Our Outlook summarises our board’s most recent economic insights and market expectations. It will help you understand why we make the decisions we make with regards to our recommended portfolios. But you may still have questions and want to talk through things in more detail. If that’s the case, get in touch to schedule a call with one of our team.

Latest Report​

Market Outlook - October 2018

​At the beginning of the month, the FTSE 100 suffered its worst week since March after strong jobs figures in the United States worsened a sell-off in global equity markets.  Investors are concerned that a wave of positive economic data from the US will prompt the Federal Reserve to raise rates faster than expected and increase borrowing costs, which could cool global economic growth.

Report Archive

If you want to read about investment topics covered in previous reports, you can access our archive below. 


Focus Topic(s)


September 2018

Last month saw London's blue chip stocks fall to their lowest finish since April as the pound sharply reversed earlier softness, oil prices weighed and UK business optimism remained low amid trade and geopolitical tensions.  At one point, the FTSE 100 was down to 7,229.75 (on 11 September), but has since recovered.  The FTSE 100 reached an all time high of 7877.45 in May of 2018.

August 2018

As predicted in our last Monthly Market Outlook report, the Bank of England raised the interest rate at the beginning of August for only the second time in a decade.  The rate has risen by a quarter of a percentage point, from 0.5% to 0.75% - the highest level since March 2009.

June/July 2018

London’s leading share index recorded its best quarterly performance in five years despite fears of an all-out trade war between the United States and China, but the pound suffered its weakest period since the Brexit vote.

May 2018

During May, leading shares hit a record high.  The FTSE 100 index closed up 53.77 points at 7,787.97 on 17 May, just breaching the previous record set in mid-January of 7,778.64.  The FTSE 250 index also reached a record high, up 190.65 points on the day to 21,019.44.

April 2018

We are pleased to report on our Q1 2018 investment performance results. Whilst there are always conflicting signs regarding economic growth and the prospects for investors, the Reeves Investment Team remain cautious in the current uncertain environment.

March  2018

As the market has fallen by approximately 11% since its peak in January (as measured by the FTSE All-Share Index), we remain cautious about near-term prospects. We are consistently reviewing your investments on a monthly basis and will continue to make decisions aimed to protect or enhance your portfolio value.

February  2018

Historically, January is typically a sobering month for investors. Since 2000 the average market return in January has been -1.6 percent! However, we are very pleased with how our model portfolios have performed in comparison to the index.

January 2018

We are pleased with how our portfolios performed compared to the index!

November 2017

Stock Markets struggles in November.

October 2017

The Bank of England meet to discuss interest rates.

September 2017

Investment Losses in Almost Every Sector.

August 2017

Reeves Performance vs FTSE allshare.

July 2017

Are Markets Overvalued? Is is it time to de-risk?

June 2017

Surprise Election Result

May 2017

FTSE 100 hit a record High

April 2017

Investment Trusts

March 2017

Global economy

February 2017

Investment Performance

January 2017

Overview of 2016

December 2016

US Election Results

November 2016

Inflation, Bond Yields

October 2016

Real Estate Investment Trusts

September 2016

Technology Funds, Absolute Return Funds

August 2016

Property Fund Liquidity