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Sunday 02 May 2021

Share performance in April 21

SharesApril was the month when Big Tech announced its Q1 results. As you will see, it really was a ‘Bumper Quarter’ which saw the NASDAQ surge by 5.6% (up 8.8% YTD).

The FTSE100 couldn’t quite keep up the pace this month. But a rise of 3.8% (+7.9% YTD) was pretty respectable in anyone’s books.

The FTSE Telecomm Index rose by 4.3% (an even higher +15.2% YTD). Mainly on the back of BT which rose 6.5% (+24.7% YTD).

The FTSE SCS Index – which monitors the UK quoted software & IT services stocks that we follow – was up an impressive 6.5% (+11.2% YTD)

Big Tech has had a ‘Blow out quarter’.

Outlook?

HVPActually I am more optimistic than I have been in years. The UK (and US) vaccine rollout is going great guns pointing to these economies opening up pretty soon. Indeed everyone I talk to reports staff shortages. If that boosts wages – particularly at the lower end – that will be ‘good’. But maybe that will lead to inflation which would make many tech stocks less attractive.

But, for now, let’s just enjoy a moment of optimism.

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Posted by: Richard Holway at 17:20

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