Category Archives: Volatility

Be careful where you invest your love…

Valentine’s Day, a day for celebrating love, albeit slightly contrived and infiltrated by the reach of commercialisation that permeates all walks of life. They say love is the most powerful emotion of all, therefore it is no surprise that the … Continue reading

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US Fed Policy: A Much More ‘Gradual’ Path

Global equity markets sold off sharply last week, as weak economic data outweighed the recent positivity generated by the prospect of more easing from the Bank of Japan (BOJ) and the European Central Bank (ECB). Much of the focus was … 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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CFA Magazine May/June Edition: A Winning Tactic

The crowning of Chelsea as Premier League champions over the weekend ties in nicely with the release of the latest edition of the CFA Institute Magazine and the inclusion of an article I wrote earlier in the year: “A Winning … Continue reading

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Weekly Market Recap: April 6th 2015

Market Recap Global equity markets edged slightly higher despite mixed economic data, in what was a shortened trading week as US and European equity markets were closed for Good Friday. In Europe, the FTSE Eurofirst 300 closed up 0.6% while … Continue reading

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Market volatility: a natural occurrence

Periods of market volatility, like we have seen recently, can be a challenging time for investors, particularly those without a clear plan. The headline world we live in exacerbates that feeling of fear as the media reports excitedly about “stocks … Continue reading

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