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EU Swiss Trade War? - July 2019

EU Swiss Trade War? - July 2019

Switzerland activates 'Plan B' after Swiss stocks barred from EU trading

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Woodford Fund Suspension - June 2019

Woodford Fund Suspension - June 2019

"Never put all your eggs in one basket". We are sure that many were as surprised and disappointed to learn of the suspension of the LF Woodford Equity Income fund.

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Manufacturing falls in EU - March 2019

Manufacturing falls in EU - March 2019

SPAIN’S manufacturing activity plummeted into negative territory for the first time in more than five years, sparking fears the economy could soon slip into recession.

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Expat state pensions frozen - February 2019

Expat state pensions frozen - February 2019

510,000 retirees living abroad have ‘frozen’ state pensions. At the moment, UK citizens retiring to countries such as Spain, Portugal and France benefit from state pension increases through a reciprocal deal. However, this could be changed under Brexit.

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Europe Stays in Gloomy Mood - January 2019

Europe Stays in Gloomy Mood - January 2019

Germany Slashes Its 2019 Outlook - Euro-area confidence extended its worst losing streak in a decade and Germany’s government added to the pain by slashing its forecast for the region’s largest economy.

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BREXIT - Deal or No Deal? - November 2018

BREXIT - Deal or No Deal? - November 2018

Now we have the first stage of the finalised agreement on the Brexit deal it is worth considering the likely outcomes, as in our view there are a few hurdles to still get through – some of them more likely than others.

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Global Market Correction - October 2018

Global Market Correction - October 2018

October was a brutal month for investors, with a simultaneous rise in bond yields and sharp correction in equity markets.

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Concerned About Investing - August 2018

Concerned About Investing - August 2018

Many are concerned about their invested capital, whilst others are concerned that it is the wrong time to invest into the stock markets. We understand these concerns and address some of the known threats and opinion voiced in the national press.

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Time to buy bank shares again? - June 2018

Time to buy bank shares again? - June 2018

As government mulls RBS sale, is now the time to buy banks? Since the global financial crisis back in 2007/2008, UK banks have struggled. Whilst the majority of all stock markets have recovered and returned almost 100% for investors over the decade, the banking sector remains in the doldrums. The banking sector fell some 70% in value to the low in March 2009, and has lagged behind. The sector remains 12.73% lower than it was 10 years ago.

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Investing in Global Dividends - May 2018

Investing in Global Dividends - May 2018

Following a bumper year in 2017, global dividends have enjoyed a strong start to 2018, with growing company profits pushing them 10.2% higher than they were this time last year.

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Stock Market Correction in Context - February 2018

Stock Market Correction in Context - February 2018

Stock Markets Putting the correction in context - Extreme investor optimism has been dealt a blow. But growth is still strong, inflation is still low, and our investment partners believe the equity-market correction is likely to be short-lived.

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Autumn Budget - November 2017

Autumn Budget - November 2017

Preparing for the exit – in what is likely to be the penultimate Budget before Brexit, the challenges for the Chancellor, both from a fiscal and political perspective, have moved into sharper focus since the last Budget in March 2017.

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