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Elections & Markets

Posted: 02-07-2024

As the country heads to the polls on Thursday, a question we have been asked a lot in the last few weeks is “What will a change of government mean for my portfolio?” Whilst we will have to wait until Friday...

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2023 - Market Update

Posted: 13-07-2023

2022 was a very tough year for markets as global inflation rocketed which meant that the world’s central banks, such as the Bank of England and the Federal Reserve in the US, had to push up interest rates to try...

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2023 – Goodbye Bear, Hello Bull?

Posted: 13-01-2023

From an investment perspective 2022 was a tough year. Global markets fell in January and spent the rest of the year in negative territory against the backdrop of higher inflation, the war in Ukraine and a cost of living crisis. With...

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Market Volatility Update

Posted: 29-09-2022

2022 continues to be a very eventful year and stock market volatility increased this week after the “Mini Budget” which forced a Bank of England intervention in gilt markets and a warning from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The outlook for...

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Market Update - May 2022

Posted: 24-05-2022

After a strong 2021, this year so far has been tough for markets with volatility increasing significantly, leading to some big falls in global share prices. There is no single catalyst for this, indeed January was a bad month for markets...

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Market Volatility – Russia invades Ukraine

Posted: 25-02-2022

Today’s invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces has accelerated a broad fall in equity markets and weakened investor sentiment. The human cost of the Ukraine conflict could be stark and extensive, making tough sanctions from NATO allies, and other countries...

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