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2% - Time For A Rethink?

Tuesday 21st May 2024

Markets After a short breather in April, stock markets have indeed started to rise again. In the US this is supported by a strong economy, a good first quarter for Company…

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Much ado about nothing

Monday 11th March 2024

Our title is a slight exaggeration but the build up to the Budget in the media was relentless. In the end the constraints of the Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR)…

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Hope for tomorrow

Friday 9th February 2024

The last few years have been volatile for investors. It began with the rapid sell off, and then recovery, related to the Covid pandemic in 2020/21. It continued into 2022…

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Clearer skies

Thursday 21st December 2023

As we come to end of the year the good news is that markets appear to be having the infamous "Santa Rally" bounce from the lows at the end of…

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Navigating by the stars under cloudy skies

Monday 6th November 2023

In our August bulletin we said that data suggested we were nearing the end of the interest rate hikes as inflation was coming under control and falling. Whilst to an…

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Is the end of the cycle approaching?

Friday 11th August 2023

It was good to see so many of our clients at our Bath Racecourse seminar in July where we were blessed with the weather for the afternoon's racing. The day…

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Follow the money

Wednesday 24th May 2023

Sustainable investment Many of you will have heard us use the mantra "follow the money" when describing one of the reasons we think investing in Sustainable funds is a key part…

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No Limits!!

Monday 20th March 2023

The Budget Well not quite as only one of the limits on Pensions i.e. how much you can have in a pension fund, without paying extra tax, called the Lifetime Allowance…

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Cautious optimism?

Friday 3rd February 2023

The unusual aspect of 2022 (first time in 30 years) is that both fixed interest investments, such as Government Gilts, and shares fell in tandem, when usually they counteract each…

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Autumn Statement

Tuesday 22nd November 2022

After the mini budget in September, the autumn statement last week from Chancellor Hunt achieved two aims of reassuring markets, by way of showing fiscal responsibility, and raising funds. It…

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Charity Update:  First Steps Bath

Friday 18th November 2022

With winter just around the corner and the cost of living crisis getting worse, we thought it was timely to reaffirm our support for our chosen charity, First Steps Bath. …

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It's not what you do, it's what you say!!

Friday 11th November 2022

What a contrast as we are used to "action speaking louder than words" being the mantra and yet last week the opposite was true of the UK and US Central…

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