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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.

Most Recent Blog Posts

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2021: "Things can only get better"

8th December 2020 By: David Harbage

Festive city lunches are likely to be more subdued affairs this season, but we’ll try to get into the party spirit with a quiz question: "which year did the Queen proclaim to be an 'annus horrib...

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It's been a long week in financial markets

9th November 2020 By: David Harbage

The first week of November produced a slow burning fuse rather than bright fireworks insofar as the US election is concerned. At the time of writing this blog, it would appear that the Democratic part...

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When the rubber hits the road

22nd September 2020 By: David Harbage

Last month’s blog was entitled “Never bet against the Fed” (following the US central bank’s intimation of low rates, irrespective of inflation), whereas the above saying &ndash...

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"Never bet against the Fed"

1st September 2020 By: David Harbage

The above saying, often cited by economists and money managers, has particular credence following the statement made by the governor of the Federal Reserve Bank (the ‘Fed’) yesterday. Fina...

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Favourite fund managers - UK medium & smaller companies

30th June 2020 By: David Harbage

Following the review of a ‘Magnificent Seven’ (famous fund managers), this blog highlights two of the author’s favourite funds that focus on stock excha...

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In response to demand - "Follow that man, woman or fund manager"

18th June 2020 By: David Harbage

Based on feedback to this blog, clearly a lot of investors in collective investment vehicles (like unit or investment trusts) put a lot of faith in individual fund managers – notwithstanding one...

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After Scottish investment trust - One or two for the Optimists

1st June 2020 By: David Harbage

After highlighting a cautious, defensive equity vehicle in the last blog – ‘A man for all seasons’ via the Scottish investment trust – the author has been asked to proffer...

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A view on financial markets - 'A man for all seasons'

22nd May 2020 By: David Harbage

The last blog ‘At the Crossroads’ prompted considerable conversation surrounding the immediate outlook for financial markets, with readers seemingly reflecting investors’ positioning...

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A view on financial markets - At the crossroads

7th May 2020 By: David Harbage

Investors have experienced a turbulent and very uncomfortable 2020 to date, with the COVID-19 pandemic surprising us all and inducing a level of uncertainty rarely seen in our lifetimes. If dear reade...

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A view on financial markets: 'March Winds'

2nd April 2020 By: David Harbage

“March winds and April showers bring May flowers” so says the nineteenth century proverb. Well, we can’t be sure what April will bring but March 2020 was the stormiest month – ...

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