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Watch out! Watch out! There are scammers about!

How safe are your passwords? Did you know that in Nigeria, email scammers are admired by many, who believe they provide a role model for young people, given the scammers’ skill in removing [...]

A guide to ISAs for first-time buyers

Saving for your first house can be daunting. It can be even more daunting when you see that there are multiple ways in which you can save. How do I know which ISA to open? [...]

Our usual investment commentary? No. Much more important.

At this time of the month, our investment commentary usually appears in your inbox. But this time is slightly different. To mark World Mental Health Day, we are going to shine a light on a [...]

Market Update: Iran, Thomas Cook, and The Handmaid’s Tale

While we in the UK remain Brexit-obsessed, global risks are rising, most recently the risk of Middle East conflict, with global implications. This might be the final straw which opens the trap door to somewhat [...]

Preparing for a change of government

The odds of a General Election in the next year are now about evens (11/10 with Corals). The odds of Jeremy Corbyn being the next Prime Minister are 9/4. Whatever your political persuasion it is a good [...]

Europe – basket case or overlooked opportunity?

The European elections are just ahead. Whether or not the U.K. is involved, it is a great time to review what is going on, and whether or not there is an investment opportunity. Do European [...]

India: The democratic giant goes to the polls

The greatest exercise in global democracy has just started. It is the Indian general election, as 900 million people have the opportunity to decide the next steps for the fastest growing major economy in the [...]

Market update: China, Trump, and Cyber Conflict

Surprisingly for us, one of the most popular blogs last year was the one which had a heavy emphasis on the risk of cyber war. The issue of cyber security has moved more into the [...]

2018 – “Peak Year”

It has been a crazy year, but certainly not catastrophic. Reflecting on 2018 I couldn’t move beyond the idea of “peaks”.  It’s always dangerous to call even one peak – the scope for egg on [...]

From Emperor Trump to Lewisham East via Qingdao

It has been a fascinating week across a range of largely political rather than investment issues.  But the political back-drop continues to cast a big light on the investment outlook.  Here’s a ramble around the [...]