Category Archives: Equity Markets

Warren Buffett’s recommendation: choose passive

Warren Buffett shares his recommendation to investors In the world of investment management one of the most revered active investment managers is Warren Buffett. Known as the “Oracle of Omaha”, Buffett has delivered considerable returns for his Berkshire Hathaway shareholders … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Donald Trump’s “America First”

“Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength” – Donald Trump Donald Trump has many people worried. For whatever Trump may have said to win the election, nobody is really sure what he stands for. The celebrity billionaire is new … Continue reading

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Thoughts on BREXIT, breaking up with Europe

Sacré bleu! Hearts are breaking across Europe, as the European establishment has been jolted by the surprise result that Britain has voted to leave. As one might expect the initial reaction has been an emotional one, the innate fight-or-flight response … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Update: February 1st 2016

Market Recap Global equity markets enjoyed another positive week, buoyed by further support from the major Central Banks, this time the Bank of Japan (BOJ) with the introduction of negative interest rates. As well, speculation of a possible production cut … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Update: January 25th 2016

Market Recap After a difficult start to the week, most of the major equity indices ended the week in positive territory. As expected, ‘Super Mario’ Draghi came to the rescue for markets with reassuring comments that fuelled hope of more … Continue reading

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Draghi leaves the door open for QE2

After disappointing Chinese data it was over to Super Mario – European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi – to try and lift the market on Thursday, in his press conference following the ECB’s latest monetary policy meeting. First, the … Continue reading

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Google: $90 Billion more valuable in one week!

“Sorry, love it at forty. It’s an insult at fifty. Their analysts don’t know preferred stock from livestock…”                                   Gordon Gekko, Wall Street (1987) … Continue reading

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Retirement Planning Considerations Amidst the Market Noise

The headline news has been dominated by Greece over the last few months, the closure of Greek banks and pictures of queuing pensioners all adding to the sense of fear among ordinary investors planning for retirement. The uncertainty and the … Continue reading

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Greek ship stranded at sea without a paddle…..

I’ve written on the Greek drama quite a bit recently, as this crisis has been needlessly dragged out and now appears to be heading for a disorderly eruption, the extent of which Europe’s leaders may be underestimating. The decision by … Continue reading

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Greek crisis talks, adults needed!

Global equity markets struggled to gain momentum last week as Greece continued to dominate the headlines, with the Greek banking system now on emergency life support from the ECB. There was no progress made at the Eurogroup meeting of finance … Continue reading

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