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Expect a Rocky Second Half in 2015

(0) Comments | Posted 24 June 2015 | (12:02)

As we head towards the end of the first half investors seem to be approaching the second half of 2015 with a distinct degree of caution and trepidation. When stock markets have recorded the sort of mixed and in some cases meagre to negative returns for a six month period,...

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What's in Store for Investors in the Second Half of 2015?

(0) Comments | Posted 23 June 2015 | (11:13)

As we head towards the end of the first half investors seem to be approaching the second half of 2015 with a distinct degree of caution and trepidation. When stock markets have recorded the sort of mixed and in some cases meagre to negative returns for a six month period,...

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OPEC Meeting Next Week to Determine if Prices at the Pump Remain Stable

(0) Comments | Posted 27 May 2015 | (12:52)

Oil prices have had a roller coaster ride since tumbling from over $100 a barrel almost exactly a year ago. Within six months of commencing their downward spiral crude prices were sub $50 in what was one of the quickest and sharpest bear markets seen in recent times. The speed...

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Storm Clouds Ahead as Markets Welcome New Government

(1) Comments | Posted 8 May 2015 | (16:21)

For the second time in under a year we see an important UK election deliver a decisive result following months of political jostling, fanfare and voter intention polls suggesting the race would be far, far closer than it actually was. As a quick aside, it is hard to see how...

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Many Reasons for UK Political Stalemate

(0) Comments | Posted 21 April 2015 | (15:25)

With the manifestos out of the way and as we head towards the final stretch of the election campaigns culminating with the General Election, political deadlock remains in place. Neither of the two main parties have gained the upper hand with polls suggesting a very tight race to the finish...

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General Election Could Cause Volatile Markets

(0) Comments | Posted 31 March 2015 | (13:40)

Anyone who's been trading the FX markets in the past six months will know just how much volatility has increased and people who haven't noticed this must have had their head buried in the sand. Cable traders in particular will have been experiencing heightening levels of volatility as investors fear...

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How the Markets Might React to the Chancellor's Budget

(0) Comments | Posted 17 March 2015 | (14:57)

Tomorrow is the UK Chancellor's last chance to put his stamp on his tenure and an opportunity to unofficially get campaigning underway ahead of the UK General Election in just seven weeks time. With most economic measures now back to pre-crisis levels it is fair to say that the voters'...

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Lessons the UK Can Learn From Greece

(0) Comments | Posted 27 January 2015 | (15:25)

Now that the Greek General Election is out of the way we can focus on the UK one, which as we've been constantly reminded is less than 100 days away. As the focus on politics increases we can not only draw some comparisons to the Greek situation, but learn some...

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Scotland Vote Moving Towards Heart Over Head

(0) Comments | Posted 3 September 2014 | (15:20)

The Scotland referendum vote is going to be closer than we think come 18th September. The Yes Campaign has the wind in their sails but is it going to remain blowy enough to see them actually split from the UK and if they do, what will an independent Scotland mean...

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Employment Keeps Going Up, But Why Are We Producing Less?

(4) Comments | Posted 25 February 2013 | (10:50)

For quite some time now we've seen the UK labour market impress, with evidence that more jobs are being created month after month. This follows yet another stellar set of figures recently showing jobless claims fell far more than expected and the number of people employed hit another record high....

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Does This Mark the End of 'Bash a Banker'?

(0) Comments | Posted 11 February 2013 | (08:30)

Banking in the UK has been in need of reform for so many years now, even before the credit crunch of 2007 and subsequent banking crisis, that we don't need reminding that we are still paying for it today and are likely do so for many years to come. The...

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How Has David Cameron's Speech on the EU Gone Down With Investors?

(0) Comments | Posted 28 January 2013 | (13:25)

With the thorn of Ukip in his side David Cameron knew that he had to do something about 'Britain and the EU' before the niggling wound became infected and caused even more problems down the line. Whilst short of real substance regarding exactly what powers he would like to repatriate...

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2013 Economic Outlook - Signs of Optimism

(2) Comments | Posted 10 January 2013 | (10:07)

Déjà vu springs to mind as we commence the year where we see a degree of optimism in respect of 2013 - albeit very tentative optimism. In the past few years the last couple of months of the calendar year have seen a similar bout of hopefulness whereby investors have...

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