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  • Cheap stocks in an expensive market
    Nov 22, 2017 8:00 am

    Cheap stocks in an expensive market

    Broadly speaking, equity markets may appear somewhat stretched. The S&P 500 trades at about 22 times its last 12 months’ earnings versus an historical average of about 16.5. Indeed, the S&P has soared a remarkable 280 per cent since...

  • Riding out the storm
    Sep 19, 2017 8:00 am

    Riding out the storm

    First of all, my thoughts go out to all those who were directly or indirectly affected by this year’s hurricanes which swept across Texas, Florida and the Caribbean islands. My family in South Florida made it through okay although many in the...

  • Markets showing their resilience
    Jul 18, 2017 8:00 am

    Markets showing their resilience

    Persistently buoyant equity markets have confounded some investors who expected the political turmoil in Washington, falling oil prices, and increasingly hawkish central banks around the world to take a greater toll on securities prices. What may...

  • A taxing problem
    Jun 21, 2017 8:00 am

    A taxing problem

    Markets have been on the upswing over the past few months and have recently hit brand new highs. Accommodative central banks around the world have helped stoke this rally, but at least a portion of the gains are likely attributable to optimism...

  • The case for global equities
    Apr 21, 2017 8:00 am

    The case for global equities

    President Donald Trump’s pledge to make America great again has helped drive US stock prices to new all-time highs in recent weeks. The newly-elected President’s outspoken demeanour combined with soaring business confidence have stoked hopes for...

  • Rate rise confirms strengthening economy
    Mar 21, 2017 8:00 am

    Rate rise confirms strengthening economy

    The bad news is that last week America’s Federal Reserve once again hiked its benchmark interest rate, making financing costs for many individuals and corporations more expensive. The good news is that the rate hike — which came earlier than many...

  • What’s next for the markets in 2017?
    Jan 17, 2017 8:00 am

    What’s next for the markets in 2017?

    The new year has begun with somewhat of an extension of the now legendary ‘Trump rally’ which ensued immediately after the US election in early November. Global equities have generally been well bid as the so-called ‘reflation’ trade marches on.

  • Will debt trump Trump?
    Dec 20, 2016 8:00 am

    Will debt trump Trump?

    Opinions about the direction of economy after Donald Trump takes residence in the White House next month have lately been almost as divided as the contentious election itself. On the one hand, an increasing number of market pundits are predicting...


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