Posted 07 Mar, 2018 | By Chris Page

‘Chickengate’

“The first month of 2018 was a good one for the major stock markets which we cover in this Bulletin. We report on 12 markets and 11 of them made gains in January – in some cases, spectacular gains, which many investors would regard as more than adequate for a full year.” Sadly, February was the exact opposite: 10 of the 12 markets on which we report were down in the month, following a global sell-off at the start of…

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Posted 07 Feb, 2018 | By Chris Page

Defence and Black Pudding!

The first month of 2018 was a good one for the major stock markets which we cover in our commentary. Of the 12 markets we look at 11 of them made gains and some of which were spectacular. But sitting alone on the naughty step was the UK: as we’ll see there was plenty of good news for the UK but, dogged by uncertainties over Brexit, continuing doubts about Theresa May and the collapse of Carillion, the FTSE fell around some 2%…

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Posted 22 Jan, 2018 | By Chris Page

It’s freezing out there!

Firstly, I apologise… this year I said to myself that I would try make my blogs more interesting… now I find myself writing about the freezing of indexation relief. Anyway, I shall carry on as it will affect a great deal of those that were hoping to benefit from a property company structure. The Autumn Budget included changes to how gains are calculated, including the freezing of ‘indexation’ from this month. To recap; indexation is a tax relief which means that gains are…

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Posted 08 Jan, 2018 | By Chris Page

Happy New Year…

Quick question; how long are you supposed to keep saying Happy New Year for? Answers on a postcard please. So, where did 2017 go?? Another year seems to have flown by in the space of what seems about five months. December, in particular, seemed to be a blur (Christmas parties mainly to blame). It was, however, the month when some progress was – finally – made in the Brexit negotiations. It was also the month when Scotland used its tax-raising…

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