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Stock Market and Economic Outlook 2019

Following a negative final quarter in 2018, we look at how we expect the markets to fare over 2019.

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Category: Business, Investment management, Thought pieces

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Stock Markets and the January Effect

It has long been claimed that markets are influenced by what is known as the ‘January effect

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Category: Investment management, Thought pieces

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Economic & Market Commentary 2018

A good sense of the change in market sentiment over the year can be gleaned from investor reaction to recent ‘news flow’. The Fed Chair Powell recently issued a slightly more dovish statement implying that interest rates were close to neutral and future moves would be data dependent rather than rigidly following the forward guidance.

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Category: Thought pieces, Uncategorised

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Equity Investing and Market Commentary

Investing in stocks and shares requires optimism about the future.

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Category: Investment management, Thought pieces

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An Economic Miracle Worth Shouting About

With modern media reporting a multitude of economic statistics almost every day, it is easy to become statistic fatigued but it is worth reminding ourselves of what is surely the single most important economic statistic.

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Category: Lifestyle, Thought pieces

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Trump, Trade Wars and Stock Markets

The psychological nature of investing means that investors, being ever fearful of losing money, will always find something to worry about.

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Category: Business, Investment management, Thought pieces

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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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Category: Thought pieces

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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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Category: Thought pieces