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Three peaks challenge dreams come true

Over the hottest weekend of the year, when the BBC reported “Scotland breaks temperature record” a team of ten people from the Beaufort Group of Companies, and four friends and family members attempted to complete the National Three Peaks Challenge in 24 hours, all in aid of the charity Dreams Come True. The challenge involves climbing the highest peaks in […]

Beaufort Analysis 298 – “War, what is it good for?”

UK inflation surprised to the upside hitting a 6-month high of 2.7% in August, exceeding economist expectations of 2.4%. Sterling rose on the back of this data, which was driven by an increase in prices for recreational goods, transport and clothing. This unexpected spike narrows the gap between inflation and wage growth; data for the 3-months to July showed wages, […]

Beaufort Analysis 297 – “Should I stay or should I go?”

The pivotal point of the Global Financial Crisis was arguably the collapse of Lehman Brothers, which triggered the final throes of the financial state of emergency and with it, the nadir just six months later.  This historic clash for the industry passed its 10th anniversary this weekend and while many lessons have been learned from the mistakes of the past, […]

Beaufort Analysis 296 – New highs and new lows…

We are almost three quarters of the way through 2018 and last week was characterised by new highs, new lows and some level of certainty.

Amazon were the second company in US history to break through the $1 trillion market cap last week following in the footsteps of Apple a couple of weeks prior. Despite Amazon closing just below the $1 […]

Beaufort Analysis 295 – Argentine Tango

As the Turkish lira has struggled in recent weeks, another emerging economy’s currency has been suffering; the Argentine peso. The peso has lost almost half of its value since the start of the year, with a single day drop of 12% last week. In an effort to stabilise their economy, the central bank in Argentina raised interest rates by 15% […]

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