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Your Investment Portfolio in a Pandemic: Global Update Piece

Posted on October 14th, 2020 by Media Team

Coronavirus infection rates remain at a rising level, something the UK government is unwilling to tolerate. With the implementation of the three-tier lockdown system, and the intermittent closing of bars and restaurants, the opinions of the UK population seem to rest in two opposing camps:

Global Update Piece – Written on 31 July 2020

Posted on July 31st, 2020 by Robbie Holman

Yesterday, Donald Trump suggested that the U.S election needed postponing. Apparent fraud and inaccurate results could, according to the President, blight the 2020 election. Throw into the mix some of the dire economic announcements released recently and it is clear that, something that we have cautioned since March, markets could be volatile moving in to […]

Global Update Piece – Written on 17th July 2020

Posted on July 17th, 2020 by Robbie Holman

As we move into Quarter 3 of 2020, many will be forgiven for asking where this year has gone! It has been a challenging year for all, know doubt, with these challenges not subsiding when focussing on the end of 2020. Domestically, the UK’s ‘bounce back’ GDP figures disappointed significantly. GDP growth was just 1.8% […]

Global Update Piece – Written 28 May 2020

Posted on May 28th, 2020 by Robbie Holman

Another week in the financial markets and hopes of a recovery have sparked a rise in the major market indices across the globe. Since our last website piece, the FAANG stocks have all reached new all-time highs (apart from Apple). The markets seem to be looking past the abyss of economic problems, in the assumption […]

Global Update Piece – Written 15 May 2020

Posted on May 15th, 2020 by Robbie Holman

Stock market history is packed with drama: the 1929 crash; Black Monday in 1987, when share prices lost 20% in a day; the dotcom mania in 1999. With such precedents, nothing should come as a surprise, but the past eight weeks have been remarkable, nonetheless. A gut-wrenching sell-off in shares has been followed by a delirious […]

Global Update – Written on 01 May 2020

Posted on May 1st, 2020 by Robbie Holman

Now that Boris Johnson has returned to full time work and next week we will receive a ‘comprehensive plan’ on how the economy will restart after the UK has past the peak, we seem to be seeing light at the end of the tunnel in our fight against COVID-19. However, whilst this is of course […]

When doing nothing is best

Posted on February 26th, 2020 by Robbie Holman

From time to time, stock markets go through periods of uncertainty. This could be down to some poor economic news or perhaps due to a political crisis. The sharp falls that can be experienced at such times are understandably unsettling for investors. They can even tempt some to change their long-term plan by selling their […]

US economic health monitor

Posted on February 17th, 2020 by Robbie Holman

The past month has seen a marked pickup in several economic indicators, which means, for the first time since July 2019, all of our health monitor indicators are now consistent with continued economic expansion. The S&P 500 continues to enjoy these improvements following the de-escalation of the trade war, and currently sits near record highs, […]

Patience is key as China stumbles

Posted on February 5th, 2020 by Robbie Holman

Global markets endured a turbulent start to February as concerns over the spread of the Novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) hit the Chinese stock market hard as it reopened. Quilter Investors looks at what this means for investors and why being vigilant does not always mean making hasty decisions. Full Article here – https://www.quilterinvestors.com/uk-professional/shared-thinking/patience-is-key-as-china-stumbles/ Article originally published by […]

What is ESG – and is it here to stay?

Posted on January 31st, 2020 by Robbie Holman

Ben Constable-Maxwell, head of Sustainable and Impact Investing at M&GPrudential looks at the fundamentals of  ESG investing and what it offers investors. Full Article here – https://professionalparaplanner.co.uk/development/what-is-esg-and-is-it-here-to-stay/ Article originally published by ‘Professional Paraplanner’ regarding the views of Ben Constable-Maxwell, head of Sustainable and Impact Investing at M&GPrudential. Greenfields Financial Management is not responsible for its content or accuracy […]