Anthony Peters, market strategist at Sol Capital Group
Anthony is from Manchester but was educated in Germany and Switzerland before taking a degree in History and Politics in his home town. He trained in banking in Zurich. Since 1987 he has been back in the City where he worked in fixed income sales. From 2008 until 2015 he was with SwissInvest from where he serviced his institutional clients and provided commentary on markets. He joined Sol Capital Markets as head of strategy in 2016.
Today I write my last column under the Sol Capital banner.
I’m back, and by far the most seismic of events to take place while I was away was the staggering defeat that Mutti Merkel suffered in the Bundestag elections.
Suddenly the end of the world as we know it has been put back in the cupboard and the sea of red has turned green again. Not that US indices had been in quite the mess which their European counterparts had found themselves in. In fact the Dow had its third day in a row of gains and the S&P has put on a four day run, closing 2,257.59, just 23 pts or 1% below its all-time high of August 7.