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The Curse of Black Gold
      
From a low of $42 a barrel, in early February 2016, the Brent crude measure of oil has risen over 95% to stand at $82 a barrel at the end of September. Given that the US imposed sanctions on Iran which kick in next month and the Venezuelan economy may well be on the verge of collapse - then could we be on the cusp of another oil price shock with $100 a barrel being the near term target?
Financial Planning
Spring Statement 2018

The Chancellor promised a Spring Statement devoid of mini-Budget trappings, and that is precisely what he delivered. He announced no new spending or tax measures, despite the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) providing a marginally more upbeat forecast. Instead Mr Hammond used his despatch box time to review the economy and launch no fewer than 13 consultations.

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Market Commentary 12 October 2018
Market Commentary
A weekly perspective on global markets

It has been a tumultuous week for equity markets with the MSCI All Country World Index sinking to an eight month low on Thursday morning. Although preceded by four consecutive down days, the sell-off truly gathered momentum on Wednesday when the S&P 500 suffered its largest one-day fall since February.

Market Commentary 12 October 2018
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Market Commentary 05 October 2018
Market Commentary
A weekly perspective on global markets

Politics once again dominated the direction of financial markets this week. It began with news that Donald Trump’s administration had successfully renegotiated Canada’s involvement in the North American Free Trade Agreement, with Canada agreeing to a number of concessions, in return for avoiding onerous tariffs on its vehicle exports to the US. White House officials are now of the view that the renegotiated agreement hands Trump more power in his battle with China.

Market Commentary 05 October 2018
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Market Commentary 28 September 2018
Market Commentary
A weekly perspective on global markets

Two weeks ago was the tenth anniversary of the insolvency of Lehman Brothers Bank in the US. This was not the cause of the Great Financial Crisis, nor was it the first symptom – Northern Rock in the UK went bust several months earlier.

Market Commentary 28 September 2018
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Market Commentary 21 September 2018
Market Commentary
A weekly perspective on global markets

This week began with further escalations in US-China trade tensions. At the start of the week, President Trump announced tariffs on a further $200billion worth of Chinese imports to be implemented from next Monday. The measures are set to take effect at a rate of 10%, before ramping up to 25% at the beginning of 2019.

Market Commentary 21 September 2018
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