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How Windy Is It . . . ? Monday, 12th December 2016 – No.209

Last week’s news focused mainly on the European Central Bank (ECB) who confirmed it will extend its bond-buying programme until at least December 2017, albeit it is cutting its purchases by €20bn a month from April 2017.  While the €80bn a month quantitative easing program, had been due to end in March 2017, it was widely anticipated the bank would […]

How Windy is It . . .? Monday, 5th December 2016 – No.208

2016 will forever be known as the year where the unexpected, happened. Brexit and Donald Trump aside the political focus has now shifted to Italy and Austria.
Yesterday a referendum was held in Italy. The public was asked to vote for/against an amendment to part of Italian constitutional law. Currently, the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate have equal power […]

How Windy Is It . . . ? Monday, 28th November 2016 – No. 207

You know Christmas is coming not because of the aforementioned and probably trademarked phrase from Coca-Cola, but for the American consumer triumvirate that is Thanksgiving, Black Friday and the latest buzz-phrase Cyber Monday.
The sales numbers that emerge from Black Friday are always eye watering, and it looks like 2016 will be no different.  According to Adobe Digital Index, the online […]

How Windy Is It . . . ? Monday, 21st November 2016 – No.206

‘May you live in interesting times’ is a Chinese curse. Politically at least this seems to be a certainty as unlikely outcomes have prevailed. At the start of this year who would have given much credence to ‘Brexit’ and Donald Trump’s victory at the US election becoming a reality.
Politics globally continues to dominate both the news and investment markets, and […]

How Windy Is It . . . ? Monday, 14th November 2016 – No.205

Last week we witnessed a divided America start to grapple with the realism of Donald Trump’s election as America’s 45th president following an astonishing repudiation of the political establishment which indicatively unsettled financial markets and more than likely will reorder the nation’s priorities and has potential ramifications for altering America’s relationship with the rest of the world.

Source – Bloomberg. Dow […]


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