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His insight into what was going on around the world and how it might impact on markets was useful to me, now that I no longer could ask the in-house research team what was likely to happen. Better…

On the 5th March 2009, following some of the more turbulent times in our economic history, the BofE cut our base rate to 0.5% and announced that it was to start the process of pumping tens of billions…

The Bank of England (BofE) has raised interest rates with the official bank rate increasing from 0.25% to 0.5%, the first increase since July 2007. For savers this will be a welcome rise, but what…

The Fed is responsible for setting monetary policy in the US in line with its mandate of maximizing employment, stabilising prices, and moderating long-term interest rates.Prior to announcing his…

You may have heard of a "rights issue" being referred to as a last resort for a business who is looking to raise capital. This is often true and is the issuing of shares by a company at a discounted…

Investors and electors alike should be concerned. There are several players in this field following Cameron’s insistence on a referendum and the less than helpful approach from the European…

15 years on from that speech, 20 years on from the introduction of central bank independence in the UK and shortly after the  first rate hike in ten years, I thought it important to revisit this topic…

My current thoughts are that this environment will continue, however, one must be wary of markets running away; but with stock market valuations about 10% above long term averages, I do not believe we…

It has been a case of more of the same for the year as equity markets mostly edged higher in November.

Philip Hammond's Autumn Budget passed with few surprises and markets barely registered the event.

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) alongside other new technologies are generally expected to provide a significant boom for the global economy.

Markets have continued in a quietish mood, despite much going on in the background. The recent UK inflation figures had little impact, other than on sterling.

This month we read something slightly out of the norm, a book that you wouldn’t initially associate with the investment process – The Pressure Principle by Dr Dave Alred MBE.