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The Clarion: our news and updates.

We have a wealth of expertise with plenty of financial guidance, opinions, thought pieces, news on business and personal finances and updates on what’s happening at Clarion. We add to these as much as we can so it’s worth a regular visit to this page to read the latest from our financial journal – The Clarion.

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Economic & Stock Market Commentary – 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.

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Category: Business, Thought pieces

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The Clarion Investment Committee Minutes – 7th February

Relative VaR ratios for Meridian and Explorer were in line with expectations and the Committee made no further comments.

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Category: Business, Financial Planning

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Goldilocks, The Inflation Bear and a Stock Market Correction

The world economy is currently enjoying a “Goldilocks” phase with growth that is not too hot to fan the flames of inflation but also not too cold to damage corporate profitability.

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Category: Business, Financial Planning, Investment management, Thought pieces

Will it be worth it?

Jonnie Whittle reflects on sharp suits and the process of taking expert advice.

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Category: Business, Thought pieces

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The Power of Hindsight and Foresight in Financial Markets

Forewarned is to be forearmed, or so they say, but prior knowledge of the political outcomes in recent years would have been almost useless to most investors.

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Category: Financial Planning, Investment management, Thought pieces

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Cryptic Cryptocurrencies

Sam Petts, financial planner at Clarion, takes a closer look at cryptocurrencies and the bitcoin phenomenon.

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Category: Thought pieces

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The Clarion Investment Committee Minutes – 10th January 2018

As this was the first Investment Committee Meeting of 2018, the Committee felt it would be useful to review the major global developments of 2017.

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Category: Financial Planning, Investment management

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5 things to look for in a good financial planner

When you find the right financial planner, you will be embarking on long-term relationship. So, what should you be looking for?

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Category: Financial Planning, Thought pieces

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Uncertainty Equals Opportunity

Brexit negotiations are in full swing and the British Government has now agreed to honour all of its financial obligations to the European Union (EU).

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Category: Investment management, Thought pieces

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