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A view on financial markets - Climbing a wall of worry

A view on financial markets - Climbing a wall of worry

6th January 2022 By: David Harbage

The hope the Covid infection, with its adverse economic consequence, would be receding by the end of 2021 has been confounded. The Omicron variant appears to be a particularly virulent, if milder,...

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A view on financial markets – Are we still travelling or have we arrived?

A view on financial markets – Are we still travelling or have we arrived?

24th September 2021 By: David Harbage

Investor sentiment seems to be changing as equity markets’ ‘risk on’ momentum appears to be slowing – notably on concerns that the authorities begin to pare back their...

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How to buy gold

How to buy gold

11th August 2021 By: Andrew Craig

Today I thought I might spend a little time discussing various different ways you can invest in gold (and silver) since many people have been in touch to ask about this very topic recently. As...

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Which investment has averaged 12.3% a year for sixteen years?

Which investment has averaged 12.3% a year for sixteen years?

10th August 2021 By: Andrew Craig

The answer may surprise you. Gold I have had a reasonable number of questions of late about precious metals and, in particular, how to go about buying them if so inclined, so thought it might...

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Are you Riding the Tiger's Tail?

Are you Riding the Tiger's Tail?

6th August 2021 By: Andrew Craig

Regular readers of these articles will be aware of an ongoing and oft-repeated theme of mine: Namely that, to a certain degree at least, you can run your financial affairs so that you...

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Which asset class averaged 15.3% a year for sixty years?

Which asset class averaged 15.3% a year for sixty years?

5th August 2021 By: Andrew Craig

Smaller Companies (AKA “small caps”)… One asset class that I have written about before and that has a long track record of producing average annual returns quite some way north...

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8 Best Finance Books of All Time

8 Best Finance Books of All Time

4th August 2021 By: Andrew Craig

Why Read Finance Books? As part of your ‘own the world’ journey we believe that the information required to make useful and lasting change in our lives can very often be found in the...

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Is cash king?

Is cash king?

3rd August 2021 By: Andrew Craig

I previously highlighted four beliefs many people hold when it comes to finance which I suggested simply weren’t true. These were: “You can’t go wrong with bricks and...

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Morning Briefing 14/7/21

Morning Briefing 14/7/21

14th July 2021 By: Mark Palmer and Ben Timms

Prices have increased more in June than in any other time since 2008, as inflation continues to run rampant in the US. The year on year increase for June came in at 5.4%, higher than the already...

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Morning Briefing 12/7/21

Morning Briefing 12/7/21

12th July 2021 By: Mark Palmer and Ben Timms

HR experts have said that 35% of employees in the UK have requested today off, and after the Italian Job, who can blame them. England were brutally defeated in familiar fashion by Italy in a...

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Morning Briefing 9/7/21

Morning Briefing 9/7/21

9th July 2021 By: Mark Palmer and Ben Timms

The UK economy is growing, largely being propped up by the hospitality sector, as retail sales, pubs and restaurants all were the major contributors to the 0.8% growth we saw in May from April....

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Morning Briefing 8/7/21

Morning Briefing 8/7/21

8th July 2021 By: Mark Palmer and Ben Timms

Productivity is expected to be lower in the UK this morning, following the nerve shredding 120 minute match with Denmark last night. No doubt beer sales will have hit a post pandemic peak in the...

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Morning Briefing 7/7/21

Morning Briefing 7/7/21

7th July 2021 By: Mark Palmer and Ben Timms

The Office for Budget Responsibility has been crunching some numbers, which Rishi Sunak is going to want to take note of: In their biannual fiscal report, the OBR have said that an extra...

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Morning Briefing 6/7/21

Morning Briefing 6/7/21

6th July 2021 By: Mark Palmer and Ben Timms

“Freedom Day” as Boris Johnson profoundly announced, is on the horizon, and it is nothing short of freedom. In a press conference at No10 last night, the Prime Minister finally hosted...

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Morning Briefing 5/7/21

Morning Briefing 5/7/21

5th July 2021 By: Mark Palmer and Ben Timms

Later today, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce England’s roadmap out of lockdown. July 19th is the terminus date, and with that looming on the horizon, we are anticipating...

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Payrolls and Loads of Goals?

Payrolls and Loads of Goals?

2nd July 2021 By: Mark Palmer and Ben Timms

The government is going to be tested on one of its first post Brexit decisions on trade tariffs: The government is being challenged in court by British Sugar PLC over their decision to allow...

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Deepverge Part 3

Deepverge Part 3

28th June 2021 By: Moosh

I first bought Deepverge (LSE:DVRG) in November 2019 around the time of the news release relating to the successful field trial for water monitoring of E. coli. Back then, nobody knew what was...

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Commodities Focus: US infrastructure deal announcement could boost base metals

Commodities Focus: US infrastructure deal announcement could boost base metals

25th June 2021 By: Rajan Dhall

Base metals and commodities markets are still suffering from the China inflation crackdown story. All throughout the week, there has been more information from the Chinese NRDC. The group is now...

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How "ESG" are we?

How "ESG" are we?

24th June 2021 By: Andrew Craig

Many readers will be aware that one of the biggest investment themes in the last few months and years has been something called “ESG”. In Europe alone, ESG funds attracted not far off...

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FX Focus: It's all about the dollar at the moment

FX Focus: It's all about the dollar at the moment

18th June 2021 By: Rajan Dhall

This week there is only one place to start, the Fed. The FOMC kept rates unchanged as expected but this was a meeting that gave us fireworks. The markets were taken by surprise by the fact that...

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