Polar opposites – Tech and the UK

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Global equities edged higher last week with no great enthusiasm, as indeed did US equities which inched above their all-time high in February. Beneath the surface, however, the week was rather more eventful. Technology stocks outperformed with a gain of 2.5%, led by the megacap FAANGs (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix & Google) which were up close to 8%. UK equities, … Read More

Bottom of the class

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Global equities had another good week, gaining another 1% or so. In local currency terms, even if not yet in sterling terms, equity prices are now back to where they were at the start of the year. US equities have fared even better and are now up close to 6% year-to-date and are re-testing their February highs. Markets have taken … Read More

Future financial health

Taking the time to take back control over retirement savings  With all that has been going on in the world this year, for many people it’s been really difficult to feel like they’re in control of much. However, some people have been in the fortunate position to be able to take the opportunity to invest in both their physical and … Read More

Kingswood announces further US investment

Kingswood takes another giant step in US expansion strategy Definitive agreement to acquire majority 50.1% interest in Manhattan Harbor Capital Manhattan Harbor Capital to be renamed Kingswood US Funded the first deferred consideration payment for Chalice, the business is to be folded into Kingswood US, subject to regulatory approval Subject to Kingswood approval, up to $8.0 million (£6.1 million) additional … Read More

Planning a move abroad?

Undertaking what is required takes a great deal of thoughtful consideration You’ve always dreamed about living aboard, but how do you make that a reality? The first practical step is to think about where you are in your life and weigh which options are available to you. Factors like your age, financial situation and skill set will come into play … Read More

First in, Last out

Against a global increase in newly confirmed cases of Covid-19, markets had a positive week. There was undoubtedly support from business confidence studies which continue to bounce back swiftly. This was also backed up by US unemployment, which, fell once again. Sterling also continued its strength versus the dollar. With reporting season nearly complete in the US, the majority of … Read More

Investment Outlook Q3

 Summary Global equities have recaptured most of their losses from earlier this year The massive monetary and fiscal stimulus has fuelled hopes of a V-shaped rebound in the economy An economic upturn is underway, although, as expected, its pace has slowed following an initial spurt We expect the recovery to be a stuttering affair, although the outlook hinges on … Read More

Tech still rules the waves

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Last week was a choppy one for equity markets, with global equities ending the week little changed in local currency terms. A strengthening in the pound to $1.31, however, left markets down 2.0% in sterling terms. Second quarter GDP numbers for the US and Europe confirmed the extent of the collapse in activity caused by the lockdowns. US GDP contracted … Read More