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Worrying Weaknesses in Markets after Swiss Bank move

Stewart Richardson Chief Investment Officer Financial markets were roiled last week as losses currently estimated in the hundreds of millions were realised in the wake of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) abandoning their currency floor with the Euro. The problem for the market in the short term is the worry that higher volatility will force leveraged investors to sell down positions ...

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Low Rates for Longer in the US

Stewart Richardson Chief Investment Officer   The first full week of trading for 2015 ended on a downbeat note after a mixed US jobs report. Although US companies created a few more jobs than expected, weak income data indicates these new jobs are in low paying categories and so the net result is a not nearly as positive as the headlines suggested. Furthermore, ...

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A Disappointing Start to the New Year for US Equities

This is a brief comment on the performance of the US equity market over the New Year period. Historically, bull markets tend to be bullish at the end of the old year and the start of the New Year. This can perhaps be because investors are looking to quickly invest their regular cash flows they receive at the start of each ...