Anybody notice the gorilla

Alan Steel said, "If you concentrate on the wrong factors you'll miss the gorilla in 2007. Have a great New Year." As 2006 rapidly comes to an end I was reminded by an eagle-eyed member of staff our...

Dire Straits

Alan Steel says, "Hang on to your hats!" "Alas we've seen it all before - same old fears - same old crimes - haven't changed since Ancient Times" Mark Knopfler - Iron Hand - Dire Straits Because I'm...

Investing or speculating

Alan Steel said, "After the continuing nervousness in the stockmarkets, I thought it'd be helpful to give you some perspective on where we really are and what should be happening next." Originally I'd planned to make this newsletter...

The challenge and the chance

Alan Steel said, "The pessimists think we're all going down the tubes. I think the opposite." At last it seems the pessimists have got their way. Increasingly over the last year, they've chucked out a crescendo of warnings...

April 2006

Alan Steel said, "This is probably a good time to start thinking about taking some profits in some sectors and switching into today's unloved areas." I don't know what the weather is like with you at this time...

Broccoli and chocolate

Alan Steel says, "Please be assured we are already prepared to maximise opportunities for our clients before 6 April and after." The biggest ever shake-up of UK pensions legislation will be upon us on 6 April. Since 1961...