Staying the Rate Course

Monday, March 11, 2019- Markets sold off last week after a good run since the New Year. The first week of the March was the worst down week for investors since December in both the…

From acorns to oaks

Uncertainty around Brexit has hit UK markets and raised questions about the UK’s economic prospects, but what effect is it having on the UK’s smaller unquoted companies? Despite a tough year, the average VCT returned…

Marching On

Monday, March 4, 2019 - After five days of tepid swings downward, stocks ended the week a few basis points up, securing a 10th straight week of price gains for the best two-month start to…

Same News, Same Moves

Monday, February 25, 2019 - Last week, stock markets were influenced by familiar headlines: Fed policy commentary, U.S.-China trade negotiations and a mixed bag of economic reports. In Macro news, U.S. equities finished slightly higher…

Trends Continue…

Tuesday, February 19, 2019- It was another huge week for Major US Indices as all 3 ended up more than 2%. This continued strength is quite remarkable as earnings season has not been one to…

Small is mighty

High earners and serious savers find it harder to use pensions to keep wealth beyond the grasp of the taxman, since the Treasury tightened the rules. That’s the bad news. The good news is that…

LatAm Bond Buyers Make Their Predictions for 2019

How will political change impact investments in the region in 2019? Bryan Carter: At a broad level what’s quite exciting is that the majority of the governments in South America, in the large countries at…

Eking Out Gains

Monday, February 11, 2019 - Though volatile, the major US indices finished the week off not too far from where they started. A welcoming sign to the continued strength that the markets have seen since…

New Year Resolution?

The 5th of February marked the start of Chinese New Year, ushering in the Year of the Pig. Pigs are said to be generous and enthusiastic and though they may not stand out from the…

Despite All Else

Monday, February 4, 2019- Congratulations to the New England Patriots on their 6th Superbowl victory last night and to the LA Rams on a terrific season and a hard fought game. Now let's take a…

Just what the doctor ordered

Ian Cowie dissects a relatively good year for biotech and healthcare investment companies. Many investors may be feeling a bit queasy after stock markets’ feverish finish to last year and a shaky start to 2019.…