Posted 07 Nov, 2018 | By Chris Page

Pepper and Politicians

October was, to put it mildly, an eventful month. It was a month which saw the majority of markets down steeply, as fears of higher interest rates in the US combined with worries about the US/China trade war. In the UK, the Prime Minister survived the latest round of calls for her head, and the Chancellor delivered his Budget a month earlier than everyone had expected. The trade war between the US and China showed no sign of being settled…

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Posted 06 Nov, 2018 | By Chris Page

We’re a Top 100 firm!

Just a quick little update! We are very pleased to announce that Lewis Brownlee Financial Services has once again been awarded a place in the Top 100 firms by NMA. It feels great to be recognised as part of the best of the professional financial planning community and it’s all thanks our amazing team.

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Posted 06 Sep, 2018 | By Chris Page

Virtual Reality

August used to be known as the ‘silly season’. Everyone who made the news was away on holiday, nothing happened and newspapers were desperate to fill their pages. So rather more obscure stories made it into print… That, of course, was before Donald. And Brexit. And Venezuela, Argentina and Greece. And… In short, August is now just another month and this year it saw the world’s two most powerful economies, the USA and China, continuing their trade war as the…

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Posted 07 Aug, 2018 | By Chris Page

Trade Wars: Return of the Donald

On the face of it, the news in July really could not have been much worse! The threat of a trade war between the US and China simmered throughout the month, and then on 31st July President Trump ramped up the tension with proposals of a 25% tariff on $200bn of Chinese imports. China has already placed retaliatory tariffs on some American imports in response to the first wave of ‘Trump Tariffs’ (yes, they even have their own page on…

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