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A Serious Story With Some Bizarre Players

Today is the 30th anniversary of The Great Storm in 1987 – the famous one that the BBC weatherman (Michael Fish) denied would happen. Sadly there were 13 deaths in the south east of England. [...]

1987 Great Crash – 30th Anniversary

PART 1: The years before 1987 The 1980s was a time of recovery, for markets in particular and capitalism generally. In contrast, the 1970s for the UK had been a time of huge turbulence, politically, [...]

The Middling Revolution, China and Trump

Think of this as a part II of the earlier March of the Robots, reflecting on a (people) revolution which will drive this century, and inspire and incentivise the march of extraordinary new technology. It [...]

March of the Robots

The loss of jobs to robots in the years just ahead is an unsettling development for many. Yet the newly elected President of France, Emmanuel Macron, says he is going to modernise France in the [...]

Inheritance Tax – 5 things you need to know about the new residence nil-rate band

The new residence nil-rate band comes into force tomorrow and yet, according to research from Old Mutual Wealth (published in Professional Adviser magazine) the great majority of people know nothing about it.  The research, which [...]

Parallels with 1987?

Last month we covered US over-valuation, and events since demand more comment. On many previous occasions we have highlighted something called CAPE (cyclically adjusted price earnings ratio) as an indicator of stock market value. In [...]

Market complacency

For years there was a leadership vacuum in the West, exemplified by the unwillingness of politicians to address the problems laid bare in 2008, and the passing of the policy baton to unelected central bankers. [...]

Trump – calmer reflection, and opportunities

“The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult” (Winston Churchill) A large number of voters want change, and that is the Trump mandate – change. That [...]

What is helicopter money? (Part I)

Helicopter money is coming.  This is a very significant change which will have a huge impact for years to come.  Here we explain what it is.  For those in the UK over age 40 it [...]

Of Russia, Versailles, and cheap UK equities

Whether your investment choices make any money, and how much, will be driven by a mix of valuation and confidence.   Russian equities are an extreme example.  They are ridiculously cheap, at a 50% discount [...]