0

Global Matters Weekly – The Trump spectre looms large

The political news headlines have been rife with Republican primary drama. If it wasn’t for former president Trump’s chaotic and controversial presidential term that ended with the denial of the following election’s results, accusations of insurrection, and a legacy that has further polarized a country and tarnished its image globally, these headlines would make for very entertaining reading!

Download PDF
0

Global Matters Weekly – Big isn’t always beautiful

If one didn’t work in the financial industry, they would be forgiven for thinking the Magnificent 7 was the latest overhyped Marvel movie. If I “google” Magnificent 7 on my home Wi-Fi, the main characters from the 1960 Western, The Magnificent Seven, appear. It scores 7.7 on IMDB and so I’ve added it to my ever expanding ‘Must Watch’ list.

Download PDF
0

Global Matters Weekly – A quandary from McQuarrie

McQuarrie’s contribution to the literature provides important new information for investors. By expanding historical and international datasets, the relationship between equities and bonds, in terms of the former’s assumed outperformance, and the correlation of returns between the two asset classes, is perhaps not as straightforward as other studies have implied.

Download PDF
0

Global Matters Weekly – New Year. New me. New you. New US?

As we enter 2024, various market outlook pieces are being published, with the intention to forecast and anticipate what this year’s markets will bring. We can look at historical data and analyse trends but, as an industry, we often don’t get it right and this is certainly true of US equities. For years – and in the case of US equity bears, up to ten years – many have highlighted that the US market is overvalued and that investors should switch into more attractively priced regions like the UK and Europe.

Download PDF