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Spring Issue Thirty Eight
The JM Finn Quarterly Periodical

With Brexit looming and the possibility of a change of UK Government on the horizon, some have begun to consider planning that will further protect their wealth. There are those considering leaving…

He often comes across dust covered files that have been sent to him containing old legacy insurance policies many of which are either forgotten by clients or simply ignored on the basis that they…

We last wrote about Electrocomponents in the Spring 2017 edition when the shares were trading at £4.95 on what seemed like an expensive 45x historical PE rating.

It has probably seemed quite impossible to avoid the seemingly never ending press which has focused on the surge in demand and value of Bitcoin recently. In amongst the articles was an interesting…

On 6th December 2017, Whitbread became one of those companies when US-based hedge fund, Sachem Head, took a 3.4% stake (albeit through derivatives) and demanded a break-up of the FTSE 100 giant.

Launched on 19 March 1868, the original managers set out to offer small investors the chance to share in the opportunities to put their capital to work across the world. Today, 150 years later, the…

While shares calmed swiftly, it unnerved many investors who were concerned at the trigger for this sudden correction. Behind the slump in sentiment was some payroll data from the US that suggested…

Cooper Companies (Cooper) is an S&P 500 US-based business. It is made up of two divisions; CooperVision (c.75% of revenue) and CooperSurgical (c.25%). CooperVision is higher margin and therefore…

Broadly there seems to be a consensus that there will have been a 50-fold increase in size by 2020, reaching in excess of 2.5 exabytes produced every day – which equates to approximately 90 years of…

At the beginning of February the question on the lips of investors was whether the return of volatility presaged an end to the bull market or was merely a correction, following a sustained period of…

The publisher of Talking Food Magazine refuses to countenance any word other than ‘pudding’. He has a point: it’s a good strong down-to-earth word with nothing but positive associations. However, it…

The only caveat to that would be Europe’s possible need to punish the UK “pour encourager les autres” from wanting to leave. The worry of the Italians leaving the euro has receded as both Germany and…

In a world where traditional terrorist threats tended to be group based and focused on destruction to property, we are now witnessing “cultish terrorism” and extremists focusing their efforts on mass…