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Stock market and economic commentary – August 2021

“Only Government can take perfectly good paper, cover it with perfectly good ink and make the combination worthless.” Milton Friedman, American economist and statistician. Economic update Economists have been compared to monkeys throwing darts, often coming off worst in prediction competitions. Regime changes usually take a while to fully register with investors. Making forecasts at […]

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Stock market and economic commentary July 2021 

“There are as many atoms in a single molecule of your DNA as there are stars in the typical galaxy.  We are, each of us, a little universe.” Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist, planetary scientist, and author Coronavirus update The pandemic has been the main determinant of economic activity in the last 18 months. Rising […]

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Stock market and economic commentary June 2021

“Our Patience will achieve more than our Force.” Edward Burke, Irish political philosopher and statesman Coronavirus update Patience is a virtue, or so they say. After years of discussions but little in the way of progress, the coronavirus pandemic has spurred the cash-strapped G7 countries to finally agree a firm tax plan for the super-wealthy […]

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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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