Tag: Coronavirus

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What you should expect from your financial planner in lockdown

After his shock at research revealing one in four clients had not heard from their IFA during the Covid-19 crisis, our business development director John Winstanley takes a look at what service you should expect from your financial planner in lockdown. We are hearing a lot about the “new normal” in terms of how business is being done during the coronavirus outbreak. Many businesses […]

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Staying active: the stock picking opportunity provided by coronavirus

In recent weeks we have debated at length the impact that the ongoing coronavirus crisis is having on the global economy and financial markets. One of its more noteworthy effects has been the contrast between businesses that are relatively well sheltered or perhaps stand to benefit from the long-term impact of the outbreak and those […]

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Covid-19 update: navigating a path through lockdown

As we move from April into May the world economy remains in the grip of the Covid-19 crisis and its associated social-distancing lockdown but, thankfully, estimated fatality rates are being revised downwards and the rate of new infections is on a clear downtrend in most countries. There could be a moment where infections suddenly ‘melt’ […]

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Light through the trees – a personal view from our Founder

First, a confession – I am an eternal optimist; apparently, it is difficult to live with. My wife Anne says that if she came through the door with an arm missing, I would say: “It’s good that you still have one arm and think of all the great things you can still do”. Although that […]

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Category: Lifestyle, Thought pieces

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Our chairman’s Easter coronavirus update

As the coronavirus crisis continues, our chairman Keith Thompson shares his insight on the news and markets from around the globe: On behalf of myself, Ron Walker and all of the team at Clarion, I hope this pre-Easter update finds you and all your family and friends in good health. The human tragedy that is […]

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Market and economic commentary: March coronavirus crisis

Markets have seen a significant and rapid sell-off during the past four weeks as Covid-19 has moved from a distant threat to a local concern, causing growing fear and panic. The key points are summarised below and expanded later within this commentary by our chairman Keith Thompson. It is likely that markets have overreacted to […]

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Coronavirus, panic and stock markets

We can’t pretend to have anything new to say about the coronavirus except that we hope our clients and their families are keeping safe and well and free from the disease. Also, like everyone else we hope the pain and suffering of those people affected by the virus will soon dissipate. In these difficult days […]

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Market and economic commentary: Coronavirus, February’s black swan event

Almost four years after the European Referendum and nearly 50 years after first joining, the UK has now left the European Union. Brexit is finally done although we are still in a period of transition until the end of 2020 and for now at least most of us will hardly notice any difference. While not […]

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