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The World In A Week – Under Pressure

As the mercury rises in the barometers of economic and political hallways, pressure builds across the globe.  The rhetoric from policymakers at the beginning of the year has begun to wane and with it, sentiment has dropped.  Investors and markets alike need to see significant improvement from a series of geopolitical concerns, which intensified last week.

We begin with the most […]

The World In A Week – The UK / US Alliance

Last week the US and UK commemorated and celebrated their historic alliance and friendship. The week included the rarity of both the D-Day commemorations of World War Two as well as the US President’s State Visit.

Both occasions demonstrated the continuing bond between the two countries. One focused on humanity and the enormous courage and personal sacrifice made to defeat Nazi […]

The World In A Week – Mexican Standoff

Markets faced a tough week as a risk-off environment prevailed. The Pound Sterling fell against all major global currencies. Bond markets rallied across the world, with the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index (hedged to GBP) returning +0.63%, while Sterling Denominated Investment Grade Bonds returned +0.27%. Equities suffered across the globe. The MSCI ACWI Index of world markets returned -1.20% in […]

The World In A Week – All By Myself

We have seen an uptick in volatility. Hostilities between the US and China show no signs of abating. The US Federal Reserve minutes indicate that it is unlikely there will be rate moves of any kind for some time and, the UK have no leader, following the tearful resignation of Prime Minister, Theresa May, on Friday. It would be an […]

The World In A Week – Making your mind up

Trump has asked the US trade department to begin the process of raising tariffs on essentially all remaining imports from China, which have an estimated value of $300 billion.  This final myriad of goods will place pressure firmly on the US consumer, a timely reminder that the importer pays the tariff in the shape of higher prices.

The consultation period for […]


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