03Apr 2018

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 […]

13Mar 2018

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, […]

08Feb 2018

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 […]

07Feb 2018

Equity markets around the world dropped markedly on Monday night.  Whilst the falls made big headlines, Brewin Dolphin’s Head of Research, Guy Foster, has written a one page article on what is behind the falls in the stock market and why it is so important to take this volatility in context. Read it here. If you have […]

10Jan 2018

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, […]