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Beaufort Analysis 250 – Don’t reshuffle your cards because you may end up with a Joker!

Rhetoric regarding the new chair of the Federal Reserve gathered pace last week. The four-year term of the current Chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, will end on 3rd February 2018. Yellen is not expected to take a second term which was compounded by Bloomberg, who reported that a final list of potential candidates to succeed her had been […]

Beaufort Analysis 249 – A rising tide for anti-establishment politics?

The week started with us braced for any potential political fallout from the German elections.  We were too early, as the ripples were not fully felt until the end of the week and around 1,000 miles south of where Merkel held her position as the only European head of state to still be in power before and after the Global […]

Your exits are here, here and here…

As we head into the Autumn, the dulcet tones of the in-flight attendant may seem like a distant memory. But those oft-quoted words have got me thinking that, just like your clients, you will want to exit your business some day and perhaps enjoy more holidays in sunnier climes.

As you think of ways to exit your business, your thoughts will […]

Beaufort Analysis No. 248 – Leading ladies in the spotlight…

Politicians and central bankers were in the spotlight last week as three of the most powerful women in the world took centre stage.
On Wednesday, the quarterly Federal Open Market Committee meeting was held. In a slight departure from the interest rate announcements we have become accustomed to, Janet Yellen announced the Bank’s intention to start trimming its $4.5trn balance sheet. […]

Beaufort Analysis No. 247 – It’s all about the money

Last Thursday, members of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee voted 7-2 to keep interest rates on hold at a record low of 0.25%, but the Committee was talking in much stronger terms about an increase due to higher inflation and a pick up in growth. Earlier in the week, it was reported that inflation had risen to 2.9% […]

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