Under the Bonnet

The last week of the month saw the first signs of an unwind in excessively bearish analyst and investor sentiment.

  • Alex Savvides
  • Tom Matthews
09 Jun 2020
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  • Global equity markets continued to rebound in May as investors’ bearish positioning was challenged by positive vaccine trial data (this time from Moderna), further global policy stimulus and high frequency data that suggested the decline in economic growth may have bottomed.
  • The Fund’s strong showing in the last week of the month reflects the first signs of an unwind in excessively bearish analyst and investor sentiment led by a number of strong trading updates from several portfolio holdings.
  • Shares in Stock Spirits were up 25% relative to the benchmark over the month (a two-year relative high) as interim results showed management successfully navigating the impact of Covid-19 and excise increases in their two main markets.


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