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The World In A Week – Knowing the Price of Everything, but the Value of Nothing…

The last week in markets was quite typical of the environment we have observed for the year to date. There was not an awful lot of movement at the headline level, but quite a lot of volatility and…

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The World In A Week – Fiscal Injection

Last week saw President Joseph Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package passed by Congress, which has seen the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) accelerate its global growth…

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Lockdown investing: 10 wealth managers’ top calls

CityWire Wealth Manager interviewed 10 wealth managers on their investment decisions since the first COVID-19 lockdown began a year ago.

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UK economy shrinks by 3% during lockdown

The UK economy fell by 2.9 per cent in January, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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The World In A Week – Carry On, Not Carried Away

We ended last week with a strong employment number for the US Non-Farm Payroll, adding 379,000 jobs, against an expectation of only 200,000.  The US Non-Farm Payroll is a monthly statistic showing…

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The World In A Week – LatAm Shenanigans

February was generally a positive month for equity markets, but last week turned out to be quite a bumpy ride, particularly in the US, and notably within the technology sector. Albeit from low…

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Eight wealth managers on their top China funds

Wealth Manager asked eight wealth managers about their top China funds to commemorate the Chinese Year of the Ox.

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The World In A Week – Dr Copper Makes A House Call

Last week saw the continuation of a reversal of fortunes for major asset classes. Having been totally unloved since 2016; UK Equities were the only equity asset class in positive territory for the…

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The World In A Week – Half-Term Home Economics

Last week saw many of the developed nations release their GDP data relating to the final quarter of 2020.  The UK economy grew 1.0% in this period, beating market expectations, and meant that the UK…

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