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Stock market and economic commentary September 2020

“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time” Abraham Lincoln It is now just over six months since the World Health Organisation declared the human tragedy that is now known as Covid-19 a pandemic. The virus that has claimed over one million deaths and caused much suffering continues […]

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Category: Investment management

Stock Market and Economic Commentary – August 2020

“A real man smiles when in trouble, gathers strength from distress and grows by reflection.” Thomas Paine, political activist August is a time for reading and reflection. This year has turned out to be very different from what we expected. So much of our everyday reality has changed because of Covid-19. It has been a […]

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The Zoom Boom Stock market and economic commentary July 2020

There is no such thing as a rich pessimist – Max Warburg, German banker The year has only just passed the half-way mark but the history of Covid-19 and how it should best be combatted will not be written for a long while yet. The past few months have been an exceptional time for all […]

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Keith Thompson

Market and economic commentary: Time to reflect

As always, we sincerely hope that all our clients, their families and friends are managing to stay well in these unprecedented and challenging times. Putting to one side the human tragedy and cost in terms of lives lost and health care, there is no doubt that as investors we are living through challenging and unsettling […]

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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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