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Two Minute Missive 12 June 2024

Watch the latest 'Two Minute Missive' from our Client Investment Director, Shane Balkham. This video contains the opinions and views of Shane Balkham. Please work with your adviser before…

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The World In A Week – The starting gun gets fired

Written by Chris Ayton Last week was a positive week for both bonds and equities, supported by technology-related earnings results in the US as well as the starting gun being fired on interest rate…

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The World In A Week – It is never too early to remind ourselves of good practices

Written by Shane Balkham The European Central Bank (ECB) is expected to cut interest rates this week.  It is worth noting that both Europe and the US have experienced similar inflation dynamics since…

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The World In A Week – Is a June rate cut still on the cards for the UK?

Written by Ashwin Gurung According to official figures from the Office for National Statistics, the UK’s annual headline inflation fell to 2.3% in April, its lowest level since July 2021, down from…

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Two Minute Missive 20 May 2024

Watch the latest 'Two Minute Missive' from our Client Investment Director, Shane Balkham. This video contains the opinions and views of Shane Balkham. Please work with your adviser before…

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The World In A Week – More Pay, Less Work

Written by Dominic Williams Wage growth in the UK remained persistently strong, with the annual rate of pay growth in average weekly wages, excluding bonuses, unchanged at 6% in the three months…

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The World In A Week – Promises of a good summer

Written by Shane Balkham The Bank of England announced that interest rates would be kept at the current level of 5.25%, but offered respite with assurances that rate cuts were an active part of the…

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UK exits recession as economy grows faster than forecast

The UK is no longer in recession as economy grew by 0.6% between January and March, official figures showed.

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The World In A Week – Cut above the rest

Written by Millan Chauhan In the US, we saw the Federal Reserve (the Fed) keep rates within their target range of between 5.25% - 5.50%. Expectations were that the Fed would hold rates steady,…

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Two Minute Missive 1 May 2024

Watch the latest 'Two Minute Missive' from our Client Investment Director, Shane Balkham. This video contains the opinions and views of Shane Balkham. Please work with your adviser before undertaking…

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The World In A Week – Hold on Till May

Written by Ilaria Massei The past week was relatively light in terms of data released. Equities returned to positive territory, with the MSCI All Country World Index of global shares gaining +2.4%…

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