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Jerome Powell Chair of the Federal Reserve

An optimistic outlook can be held if inflation in the US is well behaved.

Global stock markets over the past few years have exhibited historically low levels of volatility and that some key events that would normally cause at least some short term volatility like elections did not rattle them.

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Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond

ISA and Pension Limits

The new tax year has provided us with an opportunity to take up this year’s annual ISA subscription of £20,000 (unchanged from last year) This can be invested either into…

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Busy trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange

We remain optimistic for further equity growth but cautious about interest rate rises.

After a week of stock market falls, equity markets have since settled and are now more confident. The minutes of last month’s US Federal Reserve (Fed) meeting were released on…

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Jerome Powell Chair of the Federal Reserve

Complacency is probably the crucial factor in this correction.

Investor sentiment had been extremely optimistic in recent months and markets have been overbought, but that is now no longer the case. After last weeks near-4% decline, the S&P 500…

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London city skyline UK

Earnings growth continues to provide support to global equity markets

Investors have experienced strong total returns in 2017 across a range of asset classes. The combination of good growth numbers, low inflation, low interest rates and reduced volatility has aided…

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Busy trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange

Is this an end to the raging bull?

The debate as to whether we are coming to an end of the long running bull market is raging. The US economic improvement has run for longer than the average…

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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May

A €50bn divorce bill?

It is becoming clear that in order for the UK to secure a favourable trade deal the EU want the UK to pay out a €50bn divorce bill. The EU…

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Bank of England

The possible impact of a No Deal

The Bank of England has recently stated that up to 75,000 high end jobs could be lost in the financial service sector following Britain’s departure from the EU. This assumes…

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Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Philip Hammond

The UK economy is slowing but still doing well

While the UK economy is still doing well we have fallen down the G20 growth league as others have caught up. The UK is growing at a rate that could…

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Mark Carney Governor of the Bank of England

We are still waiting for wages to rise

The number of people out of work fell to 1.4 million in Q3 leaving the jobless rate at 4.3%. UK unemployment is at a 42 year low and may fall…

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