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

Investment market update - what’s happening beneath the scaremongering headlines?

In the last week or so headlines have been dominated by talk of a recession. As concerns mount about the US-China trade war and slowing growth in the global economy, markets have fallen around the world.

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Investment market update - why hold cash, gold and defensive stocks for the summer

In the US at least, upward market moves of the magnitude we have seen this year are unusual, especially when they are not preceded by a more significant correction (or market fall) than the one which occurred in the final quarter of 2018. Hence, we remain somewhat more cautious than of late.

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Politics and investing - why investors should start to pay attention to politicians and what they say

If investment firms had been asked a few years ago: ‘Should we pay attention to politicians?’ the chances are they would have answered ‘No’. Can we continue to say this with impunity?

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Investment market update - US-China trade war

Having said earlier in the year that 'it should be remembered there are still some significant obstacles to overcome', we are not wholly surprised that the US-China trade war has escalated again, sparking investor nervousness. There are many unverifiable issues surrounding the trade war. There are, however, certain things we can surmise to help investors navigate the current uncertainty.

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Exploring the future – economic challenges for investors

As part of ‘exploring the future’, we spoke to different experts to find out what long-term trends are they seeing and how these might affect your long-term financial plans and investments.

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Investment market update - Are things looking up for investors in the UK?

We ended 2018 in a funk. Investors were beginning to panic that the global economy was entering a period of sharp downturn, the US yield curve was close to inverting, the Chinese economy seemed to be in trouble, Europe was back in the doldrums and President Trump had engaged in a trade war with China and, at the same time, shut down a big chunk of the US government.

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IMPORTANT: Investment involves risk. The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and you may not get back the amount originally invested. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

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