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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NEWS, VIEWS & TRUTHS (26TH NOV – 30TH NOV)

Morning all you lucky, lucky people. Friday is amongst us and as we stand on the edge of the Christmas period, I hope you have your advent calendars ready for tomorrow morning.  If you have, well done.  If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?  But don’t rush off too hastily; the least you can …

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NEWS, VIEWS & TRUTHS (19TH NOV – 23RD NOV)

Congratulations!  You have made it through another week, especially as the easterly wind blows in and already, social media is throwing around the #snowvember hashtag.  So reward yourself with a cuppa, perhaps even a Hobnob or two and enjoy this week’s News, Views and Truths. The market is a very special thing.  It is the …

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NEWS, VIEWS & TRUTHS (12TH NOV – 16TH NOV)

Hello dear readers; I hope that I find you well this Friday and equally hope that you enjoy this week’s News, Views and Truths. First off, let me caveat this week’s publication with the fact that I am writing this ex-ante, in that at the time of tippy-tappying on my keyboard, it is in fact …

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NEWS, VIEWS & TRUTHS (5TH NOV – 9TH NOV)

Here we go again – Friday. That shining beacon of hope at the end of the working week.  And quite the week too.  So as per usual, please allow me to furnish you with our own particular News, Views and Truths. Dominating this week was the US midterm election, held every 4 years and placed …

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