Two views make a market

Ian Cowie explores the opportunities presented by bearish sentiment on the UK. More than two years after Britain voted by a single-digit majority to leave the European Union, it remains unclear whether Brexit will prove…

Change brings opportunity

Change, uncertainty and volatility in stock market prices are the ingredients that Henderson Opportunities Trust (HOT) thrives on. The Trust is relatively small with net assets of around £100m at the end of April, spread…

Finding value in American growth

Last year saw global growth accelerate at its fastest pace since the financial crisis as this long-running bull market defied expectations and found another gear. It was a period of synchronised global growth reminiscent of…

Weekly ETF Equity Select List – 7th, May 2018

About the ETFG ETP weekly Select List The ETF Global Weekly ETF Select List has been designed to support both Financial Professionals and Investors with their respective Exchange-Traded-Fund selection processes. Once the investor’s risk tolerance,…

Witan Full Year Results 2017

DISCLAIMER This is a short video presentation provided by Witan Investment Services which contains an interview with Andrew Bell, Chief Executive Officer of Witan Investment Trust plc. Investments and or investment strategies mentioned in the…

The Big Waiting Game on the US Economy

It feels very much like a big waiting game at the moment. Economically the consensus became very excited about synchronised global growth as 2017 ended, and of course the US tax cuts were supposed to…

Another Goldilocks Employment Report

Just when equity markets needed an extra boost, the US released yet another “Goldilocks” employment report. Strong jobs growth surely indicates a strong economy; great news for corporate profits that are being turbo-charged by the…

Slow and steady

In the face of recent market volatility, Jonathan Davis explains why a calm approach is best. No matter how much wise advice they receive in advance, few investors find their first encounter with a sharp…

Surely Not Straight Up Again?

Equity markets, having reached short term oversold levels that even we identified last week, have rallied very smartly in the last week or so. This rally is very similar to other V-shaped rallies we have…

The Recent Market Downturn

Our Initial Thoughts The market sell-off that began in earnest on Friday 2 February appears initially to have been an adjustment of investor sentiment. Particularly since the passage of significant tax cuts in the US…

Shifting Sands

Alex Scott, Chief Strategist, Seven Investment Management (7IM) We suspected that a rise in market volatility was likely in 2018 – but of course, no-one knew how or when it would play out. That risk…

Consider Last Week’s Correction a Clear Warning

We suspect that most experienced investors fully expected a correction in equity markets at some point (markets don’t go up in a straight line forever), however the ferocity and damage caused by the recent sell…