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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 [...]

November 25th, 2016|Categories: Market Commentary|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

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 [...]

November 9th, 2016|Categories: Market Commentary|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Trump slump or boom? UK investor implications

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 [...]

October 27th, 2016|Categories: Market Commentary|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

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 [...]

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 [...]

August 4th, 2016|Categories: Market Commentary|Tags: , , , , , , , |1 Comment

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 [...]

August 4th, 2016|Categories: Market Commentary|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |3 Comments