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Selling Your Business? Don’t Forget to Tell the Family

The decision to sell a business is not taken lightly. Aside from the financial complexities of the deal itself, there are many personal and emotional aspects to consider.

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Sell in May and Go Away!

At this time of year, investors are reminded of the old stock market adage “Sell in May and go away, come back again on St Leger day”

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Goldilocks, Bears and Canaries

Lessons from History can often provide useful insights into how stock market investors might behave in the future. The turbulent period leading up to and including the financial crisis of 2007 to 2009 is a good example.

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Economic Outlook – March 2018

The Committee discussed the current economic and market environment and the following is a brief summary of the Committees views

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Goldilocks and the Trump Bear

The year began with strong performances from global share markets and economies, although in more recent weeks share prices have fallen back to the lower levels of a few months, even a year ago.

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Economic & Stock Market Commentary – February 2018

Economic & Stock Market Outlook, February 2018 Stock markets fell sharply in late January after US wage inflation hit its highest level since 2009, triggering fears that the US Federal Reserve (Fed) will need to raise interest rates more rapidly than expected. The sell-off was exacerbated by the frothy level of investor bullishness. The severity […]

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Goldilocks, The Inflation Bear and a Stock Market Correction

In the late 1970s inflation in the US was well into double figures and prompted Ronald Reagan to declare that “Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man”. Interest rates were also uncomfortably into double figures and this unhappy state of affairs continued […]

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Will it be worth it?

Jonnie Whittle reflects on sharp suits and the process of taking expert advice. Business owners are famously self-reliant people. Building a successful business means trusting your own instincts, taking calculated risks, and processing a great deal of information about the world in order to make sure the decisions made are the right ones. Historically and […]

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The Power of Hindsight and Foresight in Financial Markets

Hindsight is a powerful but deceptive phenomenon. Inherently unpredictable events are remembered as being completely obvious after the dust has settled. But what about foresight; how useful is that in making investment decisions? Understandably investors would give a great deal for tomorrow’s news. Forewarned is to be forearmed, or so they say, but prior knowledge […]

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