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Market Bulletin (30/08/2016)

Point of no return   History shows all too clearly the long-term disparity between cash returns and those generated by investing in the stock market. Last week the New York Times pointed out that, had you invested proportionately across US stocks on the day of President

Market Bulletin (23/08/2016)

Golden glow   The curtain came down on the Rio Olympics, and Team GB basked in the glory of its best-ever medals tally; but events at home were somewhat less inspiring, as markets digested a raft of data and news on interest rates, inflation, retail sales, employment

Market Bulletin (16/08/2016)

As the dust settles   Whilst the tide of global policy loosening continues, the argument that central banks have exhausted their stores of ammunition continues to grow more vocal, as some market commentators have expressed concern about the diminishing returns of monetary stimulus. This may be true

Market Bulletin (08/08/2016)

Record breakers   At the ancient Olympics in Greece, doves were released at the opening ceremony. The modern Olympics dispensed with the tradition after the 1988 opening ceremony in Seoul, when the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron ended in disaster for several of the doves.   Monetary doves were

Market Bulletin (01/08/2016)

Data overload   In 2010 Eric Schmidt, CEO of Alphabet (Google’s parent company) and unofficial evangelist-in-chief at Google, gave a sense of the data overload that characterises our digital age. Since 2003, Schmidt claimed, humans had recorded or created as much information every two days as they

Market Bulletin (26/07/2016)

Delayed response   Nobody likes to be wrong. Markets had been pricing in an 80% likelihood of a rate drop of at least 0.25% last Thursday. Instead, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) wrong-footed markets by voting 8–1 in favour of leaving rates on hold.

Market Bulletin (18/07/2016)

Delayed response   Nobody likes to be wrong. Markets had been pricing in an 80% likelihood of a rate drop of at least 0.25% last Thursday. Instead, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) wrong-footed markets by voting 8–1 in favour of leaving rates on hold.

Market Bulletin (11/07/2016)

Gainful employment   After a fortnight of jumpy trading, markets were eager for good news last week. On Friday, it duly materialised in the form of the important US payrolls report. Figures for both April and May had fallen far short of expectations; Janet Yellen, chair of

Market Bulletin (04/07/2016)

Dissonant notes   The direction of travel last week seemed ever downward. British politics has not appeared so unstable – or its politicians so duplicitous – for decades. Forecasts for the economic outlook now tend to the negative. The European Banking Authority is readying itself to move

Market Bulletin (27/06/2016)

Uncharted waters   Sometimes even a weekend can be a long time in politics. Since it was confirmed on Friday morning that the UK had voted to end its membership of the European Union, David Cameron has resigned, as has half the shadow cabinet. Nicola Sturgeon has

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