All posts by: Beth Pearce

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TRUMP’S CHINESE TAKEAWAY UNSETTLES MARKETS Most major stock markets weakened as a tit for tat trade spat broke out between the US and China. US President Donald Trump slapped a 25% tariff on up to US$60 billion per annum of Chinese imports, and China uncorked its own against a US$3 billion basket of imports from […]

GEOPOLITICS DOMINATES HEADLINES Global investor pessimism over a potential trade war abated somewhat last week, as the Trump administration announced that certain countries would be exempt from the newly imposed tariffs. In Asia, shares staged a late rally as investors also took heart from the apparent thawing of relations between the US and North Korea, […]

The recent market volatility may be concerning you. It is worthwhile remembering that volatility is a feature of long-term investing and it’s time in the market that counts, not market timing. Please read the following guide ‘Investing in volatile times’. If you have any questions or would like to discuss anything regarding your investments please don’t […]

GLOBAL STOCK MARKETS START THE NEW YEAR WITH A BANG Global shares powered ahead during the first trading week of 2018, building on December’s gains. Japanese stocks touched multi-decade highs, while technology and energy stocks pushed US stock market indices further into record-breaking territory. Eurozone economic activity, accelerating at its fastest pace for seven years, […]

US DOLLAR AND STERLING RISE AS DEADLOCKS RESOLVED Both the US dollar and the pound strengthened. The greenback rallied against a basket of currencies as a US government shutdown was averted by Congress agreeing to fund spending until 22 December. Sterling climbed after a breakthrough in Brexit talks, enabling the UK government to move forward […]

STOCK MARKETS EDGE LOWER; FINANCIAL SHARES OUTPERFORM Sterling outperformed major rivals on signs of progress towards a Brexit deal, after the UK appeared to make an offer on the exit bill that could lead to a breakthrough in talks (see below). The currency strength took the shine off stock markets, however, by lowering the value […]

STOCK MARKETS BOUNCE; EURO EXTENDS RALLY Stock markets edged higher worldwide, with the MSCI All Country World Index snapping a two-week decline, as data continued to point to a strengthening global economy. Euroarea company shares outperformed after a report showed that jobs growth and new manufacturing orders rose to 17-year highs; on the back of […]

Click here to read the Intrinsic Autumn Budget Statement 2017. Please note that this Autumn Budget Statement briefing is provided strictly for general consideration only. The information contained in this briefing is based on Intrinsic Financial Services Limited’s understanding of the relevant proposals contained within the Autumn Budget Report 2017 (as at 22/11/17), which may […]

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