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Happy 3rd Anniversary, India & Mr Modi

The 3rd anniversary of the election result which crowned Narendra Modi as Indian Prime Minister was this week (16th May). He was given a huge mandate and promised sweeping reforms for the world’s biggest democracy. [...]

The Politics Game: Tough Theresa vs Mad Dog vs French Farce

Just as the world of politics around the world appears to have lost the plot, up pops Theresa May and says “politics is not a game”. Before the parochial UK media loses sight of the [...]

Trump slump or boom? UK investor implications

The “Brexit effect” has continued across the Atlantic.  In the US, the alienated have again triumphed over the uninspired and the self-interested. It is important that UK investors understand the implications: The Trump mandate is [...]

UK stock market – both swirling risks and opportunities

We probably spend more time reviewing the UK stock market than any other because it is the largest holding for most clients, and the UK economy drives their employment and broader financial prospects.  Here is [...]

What is helicopter money? (Part II)

In the last few days Japan has announced a $45bn package of what is effectively “helicopter money”. In coming months we hope (pray!?) for similar in the UK. Here’s how it might work. Emergency action [...]

Brexit: Investment implications of Democratic Hooliganism

A summary of the investment implications, with an emphasis on the opportunities, is set out below. A quick recap... In January 2011 (TopFunds Guide) I said: “There is a race, with the bureaucrats and politicians [...]

FTSE at 5000?

With the possibility of Brexit rising, it is a good time to review where the UK market might head next, so we aren’t too scared and can prepare to pick up bargains. I invariably start [...]

Opportunities on Brexit

With Brexit using up most of investors' brain power it's worth taking a moment to pause and remember that Brexit isn't the only game in town. There are other clouds on the horizon. What they [...]

Trigger’s Tip: Between the cliff and the fog, you must decide

When your children leave school nearly all of them suffer the difficult burden of believing that there is right and there is wrong, and that’s it. All is black and white. Life then teaches you, [...]

Is the EU falling apart? With or without Brexit?

As I speak to many people about the upcoming referendum I am constantly surprised that few have much knowledge of the unsettling political trends across the EU. Most have a sense that it got ugly [...]