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A Waiting Game

26th Nov 2019

Campaigning for the General Election is underway, with a lot of media discussion focusing on the possible outcome on the...

Investment Update: Politics Predominate

7th Nov 2019

October was a subdued month for equity markets in Sterling terms, with the FTSE 100 down -1.87% and the MSCI...

Politics in Play

16th Oct 2019

The last three months have brought a series of political shocks ranging from on-going political manoeuvring around Brexit, US-China trade...

Looking to the future - long term investment themes

27th Sep 2019

As you know from our regular updates, we keep a close eye on the economic and political outlook and how...

Keep Your Head (When All Around Are Losing Theirs)

11th Sep 2019

It is easy to feel rattled with the continued political wrangling around Brexit in the UK, faltering trade talks between...

A Bumpy August

28th Aug 2019

Equity markets proved volatile in August, especially at the beginning of the month.  Whilst the S&P 500 reached new highs...

The Boris Factor

25th Jul 2019

The new Prime Minister has promised lower taxes, including cuts to income tax and stamp duty, and higher government spending,...

Market Update: Mixed Economic Data; Dividends Are the Sweet Spot

4th Jul 2019

Global equity markets have made headway in the first half of 2019, the MSCI World index has advanced 19.6% in...

Woodford Equity Income and the benefits of Active Management

7th Jun 2019

The benefits of our active management approach and the importance of having a well diversified portfolio with a number of...

Brexit Rumbles On

28th May 2019

Political factors continue to influence the UK stock market, with the latest developments being the resignation of Prime Minister Theresa...

Trump, Trade and Currency Effects

15th May 2019

Until last week it looked as if China and the US were steadily negotiating a trade deal. However, President Trump...

Stay Prepared

8th Apr 2019

Equity markets made gains in the first quarter of 2019, rebounding from a weak finish to 2018 as worries over...

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Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

July was a mixed month for equity markets with many developed world indices dropping towards the end of the month...

Emerging from Lockdown

Global equity markets recovered in the second quarter as the trend in COVID-19 infections began to fall and central banks...

Focusing on Resilience

In a show of resilience, most major equity markets produced positive returns in Sterling terms in May. A combination of...

Into the Second Half

The prompt action from governments and central banks to provide large scale fiscal and monetary support and the decline in...

Lack of demand driving economies and financial markets

The UK has entered another 3-week period of “lockdown” to control the spread of the coronavirus and the United States...

Diversification for difficult times

Global equity markets saw great turbulence in March due to the emergence of the coronavirus and the economic implications of...

A month to remember, but we must look to the future

Every so often financial markets experience panic selling and fall significantly in a short period of time. This was seen...

Choppy Conditions

Concerns over the spread of coronavirus and its potential impact on global growth dominated financial markets in February. Equity markets...

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