Last week, stocks and shares went on sale again, but there didn’t seem to be a lot of bargain hunters stepping in to take advantage. In the United States the S&P 500 dropped 5.9% over five days, its worst week since January 2016.
Modern life provides us – some would say swamps us – with so much news, information and punditry, which focuses on the here-and-now, that it is easy to be overwhelmed with the feeling of doom and gloom. The list of things to concern us is long and worrisome; Donald Trump leading the free world, a […]
Donald Trump has won one of the most acrimonious presidential elections battles in recent US history. He will become the most powerful man on the planet and the leader of the world’s largest economy. You might think, therefore, that the outcome of the election will lead to some big shifts in our investment strategy, but […]
The US election: the one thing we can be sure about is uncertainty We are somewhat loathe to put out yet another piece about what might happen in the markets as it risks focusing long-term, sensible investors’ minds on short-term events. The referendum on Scottish independence, Grexit, China’s slowdown and most recently Brexit, have come […]
With the UK’s referendum vote on whether or not to remain in the EU almost upon us, this post looks at the impact that BREXIT could potentially have on client portfolios. The market risks may seem material, but they are mitigated by the ownership of robustly structured, well-diversified portfolios. The key is to stay calm […]