Despite Global Panic, U.S. Markets Stay Strong

Monday, February 10, 2020- The deadly Coronavirus that has caused widespread panic throughout the world, as containing it is proving difficult, was not able to damage the U.S. markets this week. Another strong week came…

Worsening Fears

Monday, February 3, 2020- Growing uncertainty over the scope of the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak rippled through the markets this week, sending stocks to their largest weekly declines since October and erasing this…

Optimistic outlook for the UK economy

Neil Hermon, fund manager for Henderson Smaller Companies Trust, discusses the Trust’s “excellent” performance in 2019, which Neil attributes to the team’s stock selection and the positive impact of gearing. Neil also discusses the latest…

Delivering diversification

It is a truth universally acknowledged that an investor in possession of a good fortune must be in want of diversification. Whilst formerly, a traditional allocation between bonds and equities might have served this purpose,…

Pervasive Virus Fears

Monday, January 27, 2020- Growing concerns over the spread of the deadly coronavirus led all three major indexes to post losses for the week, as investors focused on the adverse global economic implications of this…

The Rise Continues

Tuesday, January 21, 2020– U.S. markets were closed yesterday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. day. We wish our readers a happy holiday and hope that you enjoyed the long weekend.The mixture of better…

Rule Britannia

Ian Cowie explains why the sun is shining on UK investment companies. Clouds of political uncertainty, which had overshadowed British shares for several years, have begun to clear and the sun is shining on the…

Settled Tensions Lead to Strong Rise

Monday, January 13, 2020– U.S. stocks scored a solid weekly gain in the first full week of trading for 2020. The large cap indexes pushed further into record territory, as the prospects for armed conflict…

A Few Thoughts on the Next Decade

Monday, December 30, 2019– We wish our readers a good holiday and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year! Looking at the markets as we close out the year, US investors can breathe a sigh of…

In the Face of it All, Record Highs

Monday, December 23, 2019- In the wake of further political tension, impeachment hearings and uncertainties regarding next year’s election, the markets are dancing to the beat of their own drum as once again they are…

Lessons in liquidity

When a city figure as senior as the Governor of the Bank of England says that one form of pooled fund holding billions of pounds on behalf of millions of people is 'built on a…