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Our Chief Investment Office and experts share insights into our house view and macro trends.

Facts vs. fears? Don’t let confirmation bias distort your view of the markets

One of the fascinating aspects of the current financial markets is that investors can find a plethora of information to support either a positive or negative view of the world, depending on their disposition.

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Will the US midterm elections come up Trumps?
21 August 2018 in Economies & markets

As US midterm election frenzy begins with by-elections and polls sparking much conjecture over how Trump’s presidency will be impacted this November, we go back in time to see what can be learnt from previous midterms and the potential impact on markets.

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Bank of England raises interest rate by 0.25%
2 August 2018 in Economies & markets

As widely expected, today the Bank of England raised its policy rate from 0.5% to 0.75%. Although in line with market expectations, the fact that all nine members of the Monetary Policy Committee voted in favour of the hike, was seen as somewhat hawkish.

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A looming recession, global politics and rising oil prices – does the wall of worry stand up to scrutiny?

Chief Investment Officer, Michel Perera, descends the wall of worry and debunks investor concerns by looking at economic fundamentals.

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The man who turned Canaccord into a £25bn giant

The formula that works: Inside the acquisition that put Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management on the UK map.

Read the full article that appeared in Citywire Wealth Manager.

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Global trade wars; haggling in the bazaar

What can we learn from holiday bartering when it comes to assessing the implications of today’s global trade spats? Richard Champion, Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management considers President Trump’s approach to negotiation and what it could mean with regards to a so-called ‘trade war.’

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