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Forget Brexit, there are much bigger economic problems to worry about

When it comes to Brexit, everyone seems to have an opinion on what might happen next – and what impact it will have on the UK economy. The consensus, regardless of whether you are a Remainer or Leaver, seems to… Continue reading →

M&G back in the investment trust game and more trouble in social housing land

I think its great news that M&G have managed to get their proposed Direct Lending fund over the finishing line – it is called M&G Credit Income and is now trading on the premium segment under the ticker MGCI. The… Continue reading →

The rise of the Killer Batteries in three simple to understand graphics

Yesterday saw the first day of trading by the Gresham House Energy Storage fund, under the ticker GRID on the specialist funds segment of the LSE. The shares were issued at 100p and Gresham House raised £100m which will be… Continue reading →

Why haven’t gold prices increased by that much?

One of the more curious features of the recent increase in market volatility is that gold prices have only risen by a relatively small amount. The chart below from Sharepad shows the recent uptick over a two year period. Gold… Continue reading →

Monday Macro and the Gold Bugs Warning

I do love a bit of good old-fashioned gold-bug prognostication. Clearly, gold bugs have a particular way of looking at the world which I think is a bit bi polar, and if I’m honest, a tad binary. It’s either the… Continue reading →

The Friday investment trusts’ smorgasbord – Chrysalis, Scottish Mortgage and Ranger

A veritable smorgasbord of comments today about wildly different investment trusts. The first is some good news which is that Merian looks like they’ve managed to get away their Chrysalis fund. According to a Numis report this morning,  they’ve raised… Continue reading →

What’s going on with oil prices?

Oil markets are notoriously volatile but over the last six months, we’ve seen some big moves in both directions. Back in August for instance, Brent looked like it would smash through the $70 barrier, then sharply reversed course and hit… Continue reading →

Value redefined for the ETF era

Many moons ago I wrote a long old book on stock screening – based in turn on a regular newsletter about stock screening run by the Investors Chronicle. Rather amusingly that book is now out of print and allegedly costs… Continue reading →

Monday Macro – Groundhog Day for Earnings

After the market turbulence of the last few weeks, it’s probably time to read those tea leaves/runes and take a stab at working out what the hard data is telling us about what might happen next to markets. As usual… Continue reading →

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