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Trump Trade Wars
      
President Trump has not been afraid to upset the apple cart over many issues, since his election to public office, but perhaps the one area he has been consistent on for decades in a personal capacity is his view over the US being stiffed on trade with foreign nations.
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 18 May 2018
Market Commentary
A weekly perspective on global markets

The Bank of England (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee’s (MPC) decided last week to leave interest rates unchanged due to the economic uncertainty created by a number of weak first quarter data points. However, this week’s labour market data releases provided some cause for optimism.

Market Commentary 18 May 2018
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Market Commentary 11 May 2018
Market Commentary
A weekly perspective on global markets

The Bank of England (BoE) was centre stage this week, with Thursday seeing the announcement of the latest interest rate decision for the UK. The result itself was relatively unsurprising. The BoE’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted by a 7-2 majority to keep base rate on hold at 0.5%, a result that had been foreseen with a probability of 87% immediately prior to the announcement.

Market Commentary 11 May 2018
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Market Commentary 04 May 2018
Market Commentary
A weekly perspective on global markets

The major event this week was the meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), which sets interest rates in the US. The FOMC has been gradually raising interest rates for over a year, and was widely expected to leave them unchanged at this meeting, which it did.

Market Commentary 04 May 2018
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Market Commentary 27 April 2018
Market Commentary
A weekly perspective on global markets

This week, the ten-year US Treasury Bond Yield breached the psychologically important 3% level. Several prominent fixed income investors, including Jeffrey Gundlach, have claimed that crossing the 3% threshold is a critical factor in determining if the three-decade bull market in bonds has run out of steam.

Market Commentary 27 April 2018
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