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David Harbage

David Harbage

David recently retired, after more than 37 years working in the asset management parts of Barclays, most recently serving as Investment Director within its Stockbrokers arm. A qualified banker (Trustee Diploma) and in stock exchange securities, he has managed retail and institutional monies for a wide range of the bank's domestic client base with a focus on the UK equity market. David's leisure interests feature sport (notably football & golf), travel (both at home & overseas), reading (from topical current affairs to biographies) and music.

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A view on the market, half way through 2019

1st July 2019 By: David Harbage

This blog has regularly provided an update on what has been occurring in financial markets and, as we reach the half-way point in 2019, it may be helpful to follow up the previous article dated 3 Apri...

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Should I invest in UK company shares?

17th April 2019 By: David Harbage

This article seeks to proffer a view, but not specific personal advice, in response to the above question. This perennial poser is often raised when: the opportunity to invest arises, such as when...

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Today's view on the market opportunity

3rd April 2019 By: David Harbage

The author has provided an update, on an every other month basis, on what has been occurring in financial markets. As we reach the turn of a new tax year – with its opportunity to use new ISA an...

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Favoured stocks - looking at the Buy side

7th March 2019 By: David Harbage

One question that is often asked by private investors is,”Do fund managers like the stock?” In trying to answer this teaser, the writer has looked beyond what might be considered the conse...

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Two months on - the fog may be lifting

6th February 2019 By: David Harbage

The author last blogged two months ago and flagged the geo-political concerns which were depressing investor sentiment at the time, as well as proscribing common sense ‘medicine’ prompted ...

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The short view - Fog may get worse

3rd December 2018 By: David Harbage

The immediate outlook for UK equity is clouded by uncertainty amid the potential for seriously negative news for businesses. Owners of stock market listed companies should always be taking the longer ...

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Directors in the news - but does it matter?

7th November 2018 By: David Harbage

Trading updates today from two of the UK’s largest new home builders, Persimmon and Redrow, were accompanied by news of changes in the management board of each company. At the former, chief exec...

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Immediate thoughts on the Budget

30th October 2018 By: David Harbage

The author does not intend to deliberate over the detail in the Chancellor’s statement – the reader can peruse websites and newspapers for the fine detail on the issues that interest them ...

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Thoughts on the market's Sell-off

12th October 2018 By: David Harbage

1. Not surprised - to see theUnited States equity market’s weakness as, after one of the longest bull runs and a 50%+ rise in the Standard & Poors 500 index (the best indication of that mark...

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Industry consolidation amongst the market beta plays

9th October 2018 By: David Harbage

Reports in the media over the weekend suggests that the UK-focused banking group Lloyds are talking to asset manager Schroders about forming a joint venture to manage private client monies. The partie...

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