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How Windy Is It . . . ? Monday, 19th September 2016 – No.197

The old adage of ‘all is quiet on the Western front’ certainly applied to markets last week. Whilst global equity markets were a little choppy in anticipation of the Federal Reserve meeting this Wednesday there were no material data releases.
Eight years ago on the 15th September 2008 Lehman’s filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the largest filing in history. Images […]

How Windy Is It . . . ? Monday, 5th September 2016 – No.195

When is weaker news, good news? The answer appears to be in the US where The Federal Reserve interest rate rise chatter continued to dominate markets last week. The market implied September rate rise probability dropped to 32% at close on Friday, falling from 34%, indicating that a hike is likely to be pushed out to December where predictions continue […]

How Windy Is It . . . ? Tuesday, 30th August 2016 – No.194

How windy is it …
The market craves certainty, as do many investors.  When certainty is in short supply, then assurances are the next best thing and at the gathering of the world’s central banking elite that is what the market (and investors) were looking for.
Every year, there is an economic and banking symposium at Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  This has remained […]

Beaufort Investment Management appoints Stewart Murray joint CIO

Beaufort Investment Management (BIM), the DFM that is a member of the Beaufort Group of Companies and has over £550m under management, has appointed Stewart Murray as Joint Chief Investment Officer.
Stewart joins from Rowan Dartington where he was Head of Equities. He has held a number of senior positions in the fund management world.
Commenting on this appointment, Chief Investment Officer, […]

How Windy Is It . . . ? Monday, 22nd August 2016 – No.193

So far, so good
As the curtain draws on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio there are some valuable lessons that can be drawn from athletes which would undoubtedly fare investors well in the long term. With focus, determination and perseverance comes significant rewards. This was most definitely demonstrated through Team GB’s performance in Rio, having defied the laws of Olympic […]

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