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The now immortal Draghi line of July 2012 was “whatever it takes” … to save the euro. The less understood undercurrent behind that comment and indeed the multitude of now forgotten but similar…

When last I shared my thoughts on markets, the Scots had enjoyed a last minute injection of good sense and committed (just) to the maintenance of the Union. Shares had been volatile ahead of the…

Shares had run out of steam ahead of the Scottish referendum vote - hardly surprising given the disruption a Yes vote would have generated. Continuing uncertainty in the Middle East and Ukraine did…

Now we are in September – the start of autumn, according to the Met Office - everyone is getting back to work. Included in those stating a new job has been Dave Lewis, who took the helm at Tesco…

Previously, I have explored the notion that financing companies with debt made them more valuable to the owners because interest payments were tax deductible and so saved the company tax.

Just as the weather took a turn for the worse after a prolonged period of exceptionally summery conditions, so markets succumbed to the worsening situation in the Middle East. Shares have slid lower,…

Our own stock market has been winding down. Volumes are low and there is a definite sense that the summer holidays have arrived. Yet much is happening on the world stage that would probably have a…

The quest for wage inflation continues. Consider the virtuous cycle of consumers spending more, enabling companies to make greater profits and then both (a) investing more for productivity gains and…

Early July was not a comfortable time for UK investors. The FTSE 100 Share Index fell by close to 4% in just five days - the biggest drop in a single week since last March. It is difficult to see what…

JM Finn & Co’s Senior Investment Managers David Higham and Tony Dorkins battled it out on Friday 4th of July at the 31st Annual Inter Firm Challenge for the Kemyss Betty Trophy at Sea View…

JM Finn & Co enters its fourth consecutive year of being a sponsor for the Garden of England Festival of Western Riding at the Bodiam International Arena, East Sussex...

Part of our partnership with Dogs for the Disabled involves sponsoring a dog through its training and socialisation which takes two years to complete...

Markets have entered into holiday mode early this year. Volumes are subdued and little overall progress is being achieved. In some measure this should be viewed as good news, given the level of geo…