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The World In A Week – Groundhog Day. Again.

It was another week that Phil Connors would have been familiar with, being the reluctant hero portrayed by Bill Murray in Groundhog Day and ironically the title of our Monday update five weeks ago.

We all recognise the merry-go-round of geopolitical risks that currently dog the markets and last week we got another episode of kicking the can down the road.  […]

The World in A Week – Silence is Golden

You wouldn’t be mistaken if you heard tumbleweed last week, with little news of note; even the Trump twitter feed was silent, leading in to what was an incredibly quiet week. It was President’s Day on Monday which meant US equity and bond markets were closed. The FOMC meeting took place mid-week with members of the committee split on further […]

The World in A week – Jeans On

Last Wednesday the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) received an Initial Public Offering (IPO) filing from Levi Strauss & Co, the US clothing manufacturer, to re-list on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The 145 year old firm first went public in 1971 and in 1985 the Strauss family effected a Leveraged-Buy-Out to take the firm private again. Now, […]

The World In A Week – Central Bankers Pause for Thought

This week global markets started to recover from an agitated final quarter of 2018 by inching upwards. The MSCI All Country World Index posted a gain (+1.14%), primarily led by the United States’ stock markets which also recorded a gain (+1.88% as measured by MSCI USA). A similar picture was also reflected in equity returns in Europe and the Emerging […]

The World In A Week – A Sisyphean Task

Welcome to the new title of our weekly publication – ‘The World In A Week’. This replaces our previous ‘Windy’ title as it better describes what we are researching and publishing. The content will remain the same and this week we are focusing on ‘A Sisyphean Task’

King Sisyphus as punishment for believing himself smarter than Zeus was forced to roll […]

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