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Clarion Investment Diary for March 2021

Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee held at 1pm on 11th March 2021 by video link. Committee Members in attendance: Sam Petts (SP) IC Chairman and Financial Planner Keith Thompson (KWT) Clarion Chairman Dmitry Konev (DK) Analyst (Margetts Fund Management) Toby Ricketts (TR) Fund Manager (Margetts Fund Management) Jacob Hartley (JH) Technical Assistant Clarion Ron […]

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Stock market and economic commentary March 2021

“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future” – Niels Bohr, Nobel Laureate in Physics. Stock markets can often be likened to spoiled and obstreperous toddlers and the role of central bankers to that of the harassed parent. As a parent you must inculcate sufficient discipline whilst also making sure the youngsters can […]

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Clarion Investment Diary for February 2021

Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee held at 1pm on 11th February 2021 by Video Link. Committee Members in attendance: Sam Petts (SP) IC Chairman and Financial Planner Keith Thompson (KWT) Clarion Chairman Dmitry Konev (DK) Analyst (Margetts Fund Management) Toby Ricketts (TR) Fund Manager (Margetts Fund Management) Jacob Hartley (JH) Technical Assistant Clarion *Apologies […]

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Light at the end of the tunnel

Stock market and economic commentary February 2021

“Tomorrow will be a Good Day” Captain Sir Tom Moore. Every crisis brings forward a hero and many have been born out of the coronavirus pandemic. Scientists, healthcare professionals, teachers and ordinary people on the ‘frontline’ of the pandemic. All helping directly to battle the virus and indirectly to keep as many of us in […]

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Bitcoin boom – is it a bust for investors

Bitcoin has started 2021 with something of a bang and Clarion is receiving increased interest in our position on the cryptocurrency from our clients. Here our Investment Committee chairman Sam Petts analyses the pros and the cons. Bitcoin has come a long way since the first transaction, a purchase of two Papa John’s pizzas for 10,000 […]

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Clarion Investment Diary for January 2021

Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee held at 1pm on 14th January 2021 by Video Link. Committee members in attendance: – Sam Petts (SP) IC Chairman and Financial Planner Keith Thompson (KWT) Clarion Chairman Dmitry Konev (DK) Analyst (Margetts Fund Management) Toby Ricketts (TR) Fund Manager (Margetts Fund Management) Jacob Hartley (JH) Technical Assistant Clarion […]

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New year – what’s the (financial) plan?

With disruption and violence in the political capital of the US and rampant new variants of the coronavirus causing havoc in the UK and Europe, the first couple of weeks of the New Year seem every bit as depressing, if not worse, than the last few months of 2020.  But with a new US President and […]

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Sam Petts of Clarion Wealth Planning

How to build an ‘all-weather’ portfolio for every outlook

Chairman of the Clarion Investment Committee and chartered financial planner Sam Petts shares his insight into investment strategies and wealth management, particularly in a time of turmoil.   In a post-pandemic world, what should wealthy individuals – or even those with extra money having sold a business for example – be investing their money in?  […]

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Clarion Investment Diary – December 2020

Minutes of the Clarion Investment Committee held at 1pm on 10th December 2020 by Video Link. Committee Members in attendance: – Sam Petts (SP) IC Chairman and Financial Planner Keith Thompson (KWT) Clarion Chairman Dmitry Konev (DK) Analyst (Margetts Fund Management) Toby Ricketts (TR) Fund Manager (Margetts Fund Management) Jacob Hartley (JH) Technical Assistant Clarion *Apologies […]

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