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Unlucky for some??

Whoever said money can’t buy happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping (Bo Derek)​So the Dow Jones fell in yesterday’s session by 0.1%, hardly newsworthy you would have thought except that had its stocks performed 0.2% better, we would have seen a record 13 days straight of successive gains. This would have overtaken the previous…

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January 31st, 2016

“KNOW WHAT YOU OWN AND WHY YOU OWN IT” (Peter Lynch – Fidelity,  annualised 29% 1977 – 1990)   The month of January draws to a close and of course when we look at the raw statistics it would seem that times are pretty tough out there. Of course theChinese market decline (22.7% year to date) has had a lot…

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June 28th, 2016

Brexit is happening, What should I do now??​As I sit here watching what appears to be a momentous decision being made by the people of the UK to Brexit, of course I have a lot of very concerned clients and their concerns are not unjustified. Those of you who have followed my posts, I always thought…

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Up to you !

“Diversification may preserve wealth but concentration builds wealth” (Warren Buffet)July seems to have whizzed by. Despite seeming a fairly benign month for stock markets, most days on the S&P seeing less than 1% movement, other markets had a bit more bounce. China and Emerging Markets in general benefitting from the upside , with the FTSE getting…

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Safety in Numbers??

​”Development is about transforming the lives of people, not just transforming economies” (Joseph Stiglitz)So Quarter 1 has come to an end and whilst some parts of the world celebrate the Easter holidays, we can reflect on a difficult month of March and a difficult volatile start to 2018. Although we are always going to get…

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Cash for the crash????

​”Buy low and sell high. It’s pretty simple. The problem is knowing whats low and whats high”  (Jim Rogers)So after months of upward  momentum, finally the bears have come out from whatever they were doing in the woods shouting “I told you so” as results across the board for February were negative as follows:      …

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Value at last???

​”In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity” (Albert Einstein”)So another month has been and gone and as we enter December, historically the month with the best performing markets, we reflect on November and saw some of those unjustified losses being clawed back. The US still leads the way, with Brexit affecting both UK and…