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Trump, Trade Wars and Stock Markets

Trump, Trade Wars and Stock Markets It is often said that stock markets climb a wall of worry. Bull markets go up the stairs while Bear markets crash down in a lift! The psychological nature of investing means that investors, being ever fearful of losing money, will always find something to worry about – politics, […]

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Half Yearly Economic & Market Commentary

Our Chairman, Keith Thompson, discusses the impact the first half of 2018 has had on global investment markets, and how we can expect things to change moving forward.

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Category: Financial Planning, Investment management, Thought pieces

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Predictions That Went Wrong

In the early 1970s two eminent American Psychologists conducted a survey about how people would remember their predictions about important forthcoming events.

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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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Category: Financial Planning, Investment management, Thought pieces

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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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