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Recession fears: How to protect and grow your wealth if the economy weakens

Thursday 31 Mar 2022

Recession concerns have been seeping into the investment narrative in recent weeks. The war in Ukraine has exacerbated supply shortages and added unexpected fuel to the inflationary fire. Inflation in basic non-discretionary goods crimps spending elsewhere and could put a big dent in the expected...

How bond fund managers analyse investments and assess risk

Thursday 31 Mar 2022

The total value of global bond markets was $128.3 trillion in 2020 according to the ICMA (International Capital Markets Association), which makes them slightly bigger than global stock markets which are worth $124 trillion. Despite the size of the bond market, it’s probably fair to say the...

How important are commodities in the Brazilian economy and market?

Thursday 31 Mar 2022

The Brazilian market has been a rare bright spot in 2022 thanks to its commodities exposure as prices of food, metals and energy have surged across the world. The country is a major commodities exporter and according to the most up to date breakdown available from the OECD (covering 2018)...

Emerging markets: Views from the experts

Thursday 31 Mar 2022

1. The Russia-Ukraine conflict dominated global headlines and rattled financial markets after Russia invaded Ukraine. Aside from the tragic humanitarian impact, a major consequence of the conflict has been a surge in commodity prices on expectations of weaker supplies, as both countries are major...

Why Magners maker C&C can cope with unprecedented cost inflation

Thursday 24 Mar 2022

Shares in Dublin-headquartered drinks business C&C ( CCR ) frothed higher following a positive trading update (16 Mar) from the maker of everything from cider brands Magners, Bulmers and Orchard Pig to beer brand Tennent’s and Tipperary Pure Irish Water. Investors toasted evidence of continued...

Fighting cyber attacks: Invest in the world's digital defenders

Thursday 24 Mar 2022

In 1983’s War Games, a young Matthew Broderick unwittingly hacks into military central computer while searching for video games and almost inadvertently starts World War III. While the prospect of cybercriminals and cyberterrorism can make thrilling TV and films, the real life threat is far more...

Which is better - high yield today or dividend growth tomorrow?

Thursday 24 Mar 2022

Given present geopolitical and economic uncertainties and the stock market declines seen year-to-date, the portfolio support provided by dividends remain important to investors. Thankfully this year, we have continued to witness a restoration of dividend payments by an array of companies following...

New world order: the big impact of a geopolitical earthquake

Thursday 24 Mar 2022

Under Donald Trump, geopolitics was focused on US-China trade ties and pacifying North Korea and Russia. President Biden is a different animal. He has the reputation of being less interventionist as the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan demonstrated. The subtle change to soft power and more...

Private equity has made a lot of people rich – how do you get invest in it?

Thursday 24 Mar 2022

Listing shares on a stock market used to be the default option for many businesses, providing them with access to a large pool of investors to tap up for funding and the ability to use their shares to pay for acquisitions. However, private equity funding now provides many businesses with a lot of...

The UK tech shares down more than 50% as growth slows and inflation bites

Thursday 17 Mar 2022

The UK’s technology sector has been hammered in recent months as investors ditched high growth companies for safer havens amid stock market and geopolitical uncertainty. Hot running inflation risks eating into future profits, which means investors now prefer lower growth companies which are...

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