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Don’t Believe The Hype….

The good thing about the German election was it took the war of words between the two demagogues out of the headlines for a bit and distracted us from guessing which of them will throw their missiles out...

Taxing Times Ahead?

Although it is only five months since we had the last ever March Budget it feels like an eternity. In that time we have had an election with the resulting hung parliament, North Korea sabre rattling, President Trump...

A Brave New World

You will have probably read a lot recently about robots and how they are going to put us all out of a job. Apparently if you have a job that pays under $20 an hour in the US...

A Bright (And Clean) Future….

A client wanted to speak to me the other day as he was “depressed as a result of watching the news.” I suggested that he stop watching* but he said that even listening to the radio barely provided...

A Cloudy Day

My plans were to write about the General Election next month, but I have to say the events in Manchester have cast a pall over everything and mean that trying to write light heartedly about politics is the...

Politics V Economics

I think now is a good time to question exactly what impact politicians can have on investment returns. We have heard much about the "Trump Bump" and the way markets reacted to the news that Macron had made...

D.I.V.O.R.C.E.

Everyone knows that divorce can be a messy business even between two people. The divorce the UK is going through with the EU is like a polygamist relationship as in reality we have 27 different “spouses” each with...

For Fakes Sake!

Fake news is constantly in the headlines these days. Even the Oscars got in on the act by announcing a fake winner for best picture. However, if news actually is fake does that mean the headlines about it...

Trumped!

Whether you love him, hate him or are ambivalent I think everyone can agree that the coming years under “The Donald’s” presidency are unlikely to be dull. For the first time in years the West has a leader...

An Unforgettable Year

If I was a celebrity I would be wrapping myself in bubble wrap and staying in bed until the end of 2016. Has there ever been a year when so many famous people, particularly musicians, died? Not that...