NEWS, VIEWS & TRUTHS

NEWS, VIEWS & TRUTHS (11TH FEB – 15TH FEB)

It’s that time of the week again folks and it feels like time has absolutely flown – I simply must be having far too much fun!  Welcome to News, Views and Truths. So, Valentine’s Day. Did you remember? Did you forget? Are you being punished because you forgot?   Naturally, this week’s end-of-blog playlist is …

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NEWS, VIEWS & TRUTHS (4TH FEB – 8TH FEB)

Hello and congratulations; you’ve made it to the end of the week and with such style and finesse. Well done you! And to celebrate that fact, why don’t you take five, sit back and enjoy this week’s News, Views and Truths? This week’s first piece of news comes from that vast topic of entertainment, cryptocurrencies.  …

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NEWS, VIEWS & TRUTHS (28TH JAN – 1ST FEB)

Happy Friday everyone!  It’s been a super busy week with lots to talk about, so let’s all jump into this week’s News, Views and Truths. First off, the weather.  Now I appreciate that it’s a tad chilly here and to be fair I think Sunderland Council didn’t get the forecast as no gritters managed to …

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NEWS, VIEWS & TRUTHS (21ST JAN – 25TH JAN)

Cast your mind back to last year; August to be precise. Or don’t and, instead, click here to catch up on what you missed! That particular weekly edition centred around the fortunes of Venezuela and the absolute economic carnage inflicted upon its population by its socialist leadership.  At that particular point in time, to attempt …

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Brexit Vote Update

Last night, the House of Commons rejected Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal deal by a record margin.  MPs voted by 432 to 202 against the proposal, resulting immediately after by the tabling of a vote of no confidence in the Conservative government by Jeremy Corbyn; this will be voted upon this evening. We expect this will …

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NEWS, VIEWS & TRUTHS (7TH JAN – 11TH JAN)

Happy New Year! Now that we have got that out of the way, welcome to the real start of 2019 and the first News, Views and Truths of the year. And what a cracking start.  In the words of my colleague, Mr Martin Howe, “Welcome to BoomTown”. Now, I’d like to start with a clear …

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2019 Investment Outlook

If investors were unsure as to whether markets can perpetually sustain the upward trajectory of 2016 and 2017, 2018 confirmed that they cannot. Out of 15 major asset classes, ranging from equities, bonds, commodities, gold and property, only one remained positive during 2018; cash.  Furthermore, taking the US S&P 500 index as a reference, this …

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NEWS, VIEWS & TRUTHS (17TH DEC – 21ST DEC)

Well here we are; Christmas. The closure of 2018 and the final News, Views and Truths of the year. Quite the year too.  A veritable rollercoaster of political news and market volatility.  It seems that the fabled Santa rally has not appeared this year, with somewhat of a wake-up call for investors after the hedonistic …

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NEWS, VIEWS & TRUTHS (10TH DEC – 14TH DEC)

Quite the week, eh? I bet you are all sitting there wondering what I am going to write about… Wait no longer; welcome to this week’s News, Views and Truths. First off the bat, this is a Brexit-free zone.  I am frankly sick of hearing about that bloody thing.  We naturally discuss every twist and …

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NEWS, VIEWS & TRUTHS (3RD DEC – 7TH DEC)

What. A. Week.  You know those weeks when everything starts out rosy? And then ends up like the front end of the Titanic?  Those weeks?  Welcome to my world; welcome to this week’s News, Views and Truths. So, let’s start by casting our minds back to Monday.  What a wonderful start to the week; the …

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