Posted 08 Jan, 2019 | By Chris Page

Deep Fried Christmas Dinner

A quiet wind down to Christmas? Everyone leaving their offices early and not much happening in the second half of the month? Nothing could be further from the truth: December was one of the most eventful months of the year and while there was some good news, it was eclipsed by falling stock markets as global markets had their worst year since 2008. As we have said many times, saving and investing is for the long term: years like this…

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Posted 11 Dec, 2018 | By Chris Page

“So why can’t I change my age?”

Apologies in the delay to this month’s market report, I find that it is always difficult writing a report like this, as you are always trying to ‘hit a moving target.’ While you can record the stock market levels at the close of business on, say, 30th November, there is always the risk that the commentary is overtaken by more recent events. You have to press ‘publish’ at some stage, but we are very conscious that the situation regarding Brexit…

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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 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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