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Cambridge Weekly Update – 25th November 2019

Markets pause for reality check Conventional market wisdom holds that the cold and damp of autumn usually heightens the probability of downside volatility in markets – particularly when the economic outlook is unclear. The last quarter of 2018 was a…

Cambridge Weekly Update – 18th November 2019

Swilling cash eases the market mood music As the electoral machine whirrs on here, global capital markets have had a comparatively quiet week. The resurgent optimism of the last few weeks has waned somewhat, without turning around. But the US’s…

Cambridge Weekly Update – 11th November 2019

Recession concerns retreat, but growth remains a hope Equity markets were in a good mood this week. That is in no small part due to progress in US-China trade negotiations, in which both sides agreed to the removal of already…

Cambridge Weekly Update – 4th November 2019

Crucial October period safely behind October has ended: time to take stock of market and portfolio returns. In general, stock markets nudged up further while government bond yields recovered, eroding some of bonds’ earlier valuation gains. For UK investors however,…

Cambridge Weekly Update – 28th October 2019

Slowly turning Another week, another Brexit delay. EU leaders have decided to wait until after the election vote next week before saying how long may be acceptable for another delay. Despite some tough words from France, it seems unlikely they will be…

Cambridge Weekly Update – 14th October 2019

Atmospheric improvements It is quite incredible how much market sentiment can swing at the moment on the back of ‘atmospheric’ changes in the political debate. Only last week, we wrote how the political news-flow did not contribute positively to the…

Cambridge Weekly Update – 7th October 2019

Stall speed economy fears spreading Once again, politics took our breath away during this first week of October. Donald Trump appeared to live-stream ever more evidence for his own impeachment, while the UK’s Boris Johnson ricocheted in his Brexit language…

Cambridge Weekly Update – 30th September 2019

  Ominous US-Dollar strength The unprecedented events unfolding in UK politics this week will have distracted many UK investors from developments in the wider world. But those global developments may well carry far greater significance for near-term return developments than the…

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