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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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UK PLC - overseas buyers think we're cheap

20th August 2019 By: David Harbage

Yesterday afternoon’s announcement that one of the UK’s biggest pub operators, Greene King, had received and recommended acceptance of an 850p cash offer should come as little surprise to ...

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Two other deep value alternative investments, beyond listed equity

16th August 2019 By: David Harbage

In yesterday’s blog, a number of alternatives to stock market quoted company shares were discussed – from inflation-linked bonds to warehouse property, absolute return-focused funds to com...

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Where else to invest, beyond company shares?

14th August 2019 By: David Harbage

  In the last blog, three weeks ago, the author considered the immediate prospects for the UK’s financial markets following the appointment of a new prime minister – anticipating st...

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A new prime minister, an opportunity to review

24th July 2019 By: David Harbage

Yesterday, the Conservative party’s new leader was announced and today Boris Johnson becomes prime minister. Love him or loathe him, this colourful character is set to move financial markets as ...

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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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