November Market Commentary

What’s the saying? ‘Close, but no cigar’. That’s how it was in October as all but two of the markets we cover rose in the month. Brazil’s market did manage to stagger up by just 14 points, meaning it was unchanged in percentage terms, but the Russian stock market let the side down, falling back…

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The UK drops in the buy-to-let rankings

The UK has fallen ten places in the rankings of Europe’s best countries for property investment. The list is created by payments firm,WorldFirst, which ranks the average available yields on buy to let investments measured by rent as a percentage of property value. The recent tax changes for buy-to-let investors have seen average yields in…

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A round up of the 2017 party conference season

Whilst September and October mean most of us are thinking about the weather getting colder, the nights getting longer and all things Christmassy appearing in the shops far too soon, in UK politics this time of year means just one thing: party conferences. The three main parties have all now held their annual conventions, setting…

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October Market Commentary

Well, we’re still here. Despite the seemingly best efforts of the leaders of the United States and North Korea – the world is still turning. But September was a month of ‘another day, another North Korean rocket flying over Japan’ and it ended with Kim Jong-un threatening to explode a nuclear bomb over the Pacific.…

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Market Commentary 2017 – news, insights and predictions

The world’s political and economic events of 2016, namely Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as US President, have had significant impact, resulting in uncertainty and increased caution. However, as we start 2017,economic growth seems set to continue along the “solid but unspectacular” path. As always, there are both negative and positive uncertainties for the year ahead.

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