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Clarion Investment Diary July 2023

The Clarion Investment Committee met on the 13th of July 2023. The following notes summarise the main points of consideration in the Investment Committee discussions but have been updated to include commentary on recent events and the wider implications for financial markets. Economic, political and business snapshot Economics UK headline inflation fell to 7.9% in […]

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Stock market and economic commentary July 2023

“Headlines, in a way, are what mislead you. Because bad news is always a headline and gradual improvement is not.” Bill Gates; American Business magnate, philanthropist, investor and co-founder of Microsoft.   Economic update – the inflation conundrum Economic booms tend not to end well. Strong growth generates inflation, which in turn causes central banks to raise […]

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Unveiling the hidden potential of gilts

Clarion Chartered Financial Planner Jacob Hartley explains the surprising appeal of gilts in the current economic environment: Inflation and rising interest rates have become prevalent topics in today’s news. The dramatic increase in interest rates to try to dampen down on runaway inflation since the start of 2022 has caused UK government bonds, known as […]

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Clarion Investment Diary June 2023

The Clarion Investment Committee met on the 15th of June 2023. The following notes summarise the main points of consideration in the Investment Committee discussions but have been updated to include commentary on recent events and the wider implications for financial markets.   Economic, political and business snapshot Economics The Bank of England raised interest […]

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Stock market and economic commentary June 2023

“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.” Isaac Newton 1642-1726; Mathematician, physicist, astronomer, alchemist & theologian. The godfather of physics. Economic Update Advances in Technology The release of generative AI models, loosely defined as problem solving using computers and big datasets, like ChatGPT has caused huge excitement and generated […]

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Clarion Investment Diary May 2023

The Clarion Investment Committee met on the 10th of May 2023. The following notes summarise the main points of consideration in the Investment Committee discussions but have been updated to include commentary on recent events and the wider implications for financial markets. Economic, Political and Stock Market Snapshot Economics US treasury secretary Janet Yellen said […]

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Stock market and economic commentary May 2023

“The world is full of foolish gamblers, and they will not do as well as the patient investor”.  Charlie Munger of Berkshire Hathaway in the 2022 Annual Report to Investors. Economic Update Reasons to be cheerful Part 1… the UK consumer In the last 18 months, UK consumers have faced the worst energy crisis in […]

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Clarion investment diary April 2023

The Clarion Investment Committee met on the 13th of April 2023. The following notes summarise the main points of consideration in the Investment Committee discussions but have also been updated to include commentary on recent events and the wider implications for financial markets. Economic, Political and Stock Market Snapshot Economics Early estimates of activity in […]

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Stock market and economic commentary April 2023

“Good Judgement comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgement.” Samuel Langhorne Clemens, aka Mark Twain (1835-1910) American humourist, author, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Economic Update Riding the economic cycle Global economic activity is proving more resilient than expected. Lower gas prices, an easing of inflation pressures and a rebound in China’s economy have […]

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