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Market comment August 2014

Last month there was a media fanfare when UK GDP exceeded its peak in 2007. Does it matter? And what's going on in the rest of the world? PS if you haven't had your copy [...]

Market Commentary: PLUS TopFunds Guide available now

The latest TopFunds Guide is available now. Do email back for your copy.  Below we cover the growing conflict over the market outlook, "Battle For Supremacy: Puritans vs Cavaliers" Even if you didn’t study the English [...]

SPECIAL: Should you buy new Woodford fund?

The Woodford Myth – should you buy into it? Is the launch of the new Neil Woodford fund more as marketing phenomenon than an amazing investment opportunity?  Should you get on the bandwagon? There are [...]

Market commentary: January 2014

SUMMARY Headline writers are getting into a tizzy. Markets have tumbled in recent days and it is all the fault of China, Turkey or some other emerging market. But the real problems are closer to [...]

Market news: October 2013

SUMMARY.  This month we’re looking at bad behavior, confidence and market valuations. And why UK investors MUST pay attention to the US, albeit not the news headlines about the US. The key points are: Investors [...]

Market commentary: September 2013

SUMMARY. Beware the tendency to optimism.We fail to see a crisis in advance, but when we look back it falls into the “bleeding obvious” category. Here we consider how this manifests itself now, and how [...]

Market commentary: July 2013

SUMMARY. June was an uncomfortable month for markets. The US central bank announced it would begin reducing money printing one day (hardly contreversial) and confidence was badly shaken. Here we consider the issue of confidence, [...]

Market commentary: May 2013

SUMMARY. Should you “sell in May?”.  We shouldn’t be surprised by another series of stock market falls as complacency turns into crisis – just as in 2010, 2011, and 2012. And while Europe truns against [...]

Market commentary: April 2013

SUMMARY. The European authorities have taken their level of incompetence to new levels over the last fortnight. Cyprus is not unique, and savers in UK banks should be wary. P.S. If you haven't been in [...]

Market commentary: March 2013

SUMMARY. As if there wasn't enough complexity already, new features emerge. Currency wars, which could just be profitable for investors. And voters beginning to take charge of the asylum - which is dangerous. P.S. If [...]