Investment market update: July 2022

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The ongoing war in Ukraine, rising interest rates and soaring inflation could be pushing some economies towards recession in the coming months. This uncertainty has caused real volatility in global stock markets. Indeed, 2022 was the worst first half of the year for developed market equities in more than 50 years. As an investor, you…

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Economic Review – August 2022

The latest gross domestic product (GDP) statistics show the UK economy grew unexpectedly in May although forward-looking indicators still point to a deteriorating outlook. In our economic update this month we look at the reasons  why the economy expanded, expected pressure on households in the coming months and a weaker growth.  Our markets shows some…

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Economic Review – July 2022

The latest gross domestic product (GDP) statistics show the UK economy unexpectedly shrank in April, increasing concerns about future growth prospects. In our economic update this month we look at the reasons behind the UK slowdown and what future growth might look like. With the Bank of England sanctioning another quarter point rate rise last…

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Investment market update: May 2022

Investment market update: May 2022

Investment markets in May experienced volatility amid concerns that economies could fall into a recession as inflation pressure remains high. While you may be worried about the volatility your investments have experienced, keep your long-term goals in mind. A long-term time frame can help smooth out the peaks and troughs of markets. This is because,…

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Economic Review – June 2022

The Bank of England (BoE) has warned that the UK faces a “sharp economic slowdown” in the coming months as it continues to raise interest rates in a bid to dampen rapidly rising prices. In our economic update this month we look at the continuing surge of prices and how this is impacting on the…

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Economic Review – May 2022

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that economic damage from the Ukraine conflict will contribute to a significant slowdown in the global economy with the UK set to be amongst the hardest hit. In our economic update this month we look at the data surrounding the slowdown and what forecasters are predicting from the…

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Price Rises at fastest rate in 30 Years

  Price inflation figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) measure of inflation rising by 6.2% in the 12 months to February. It’s the fastest rise in CPI inflation for 30 years, driven by soaring fuel, energy and food costs. Comentators suggested last year that this bout of price…

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Economic Review – April 2022

Last month, the Bank of England (BoE) sanctioned a further increase in its benchmark interest rate as inflation continues to surge significantly ahead of the Bank’s target level. In our economic update this month we look at the Bank of England’s decision in more detail including the inflationary data and what might lay ahead, as…

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Economic Review – March 2022

In February, the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) announced an increase in its main interest rate for the second meeting in a row as the Bank continues to grapple with a rapid rise in the cost of living.  In our economic update this month we look at the Bank of England’s decision and…

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