Stock Market

  • COMMENTARY: DONALD TRUMP RECEIVES MANDATE TO “MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.”

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    “While this US election was supercharged emotionally driving down the financial markets, stock valuations are based on earning per share and other fundamental business factors. It's likely, based on the recent impact of the British vote to leave the EU which had a similar downward impacts on the global stock markets, that the Markets will recover o...
  • Path Sensitivity in Investing

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    There are many ways of viewing the performance of investments.  For example, we could compare the returns against an objective benchmark such as the FTSE 100 or the S&P 500, we could compare to a target return, or we could adjust the returns to take into account the risks taken.  However, the recent volatility in stock markets has highlighted t...
  • July Market Commentary

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    An essential part of writing this bulletin each month is making daily notes on the main business and stock market news. This month we have comfortably broken our record – more than six pages of notes. And as you might expect, about half of those pages are about Greece and its debts. ‘An agreement was in sight’ on the debt repayment – but then the f...
  • Stock Market Falls – October 2014

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    On 3rd September this year, the FTSE 100 index briefly touched 6,898.62: this was within 52 points of the all-time high of 6,950 reached in the final trading session of 1999. Since then the FTSE has fallen significantly. At the time of writing this update, it stands at 6,367 – down more than 500 points (nearly 8%) from September 3rd. Not surprising...
  • One in three of us plan to use the markets in retirement

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    New research from MGM Advantage, the retirement income specialist, suggests that UK adults are planning to use equity investments to help them outstrip inflation and manage the rising cost of living. Over half (53%) of UK adults rate the rising cost of living as their number one fear for retirement, and almost a third (32%) of pre-retirees surveyed...