“Not seeing a tsunami or an economic event coming is excusable; building something fragile to them is not.” [Nassim Nicholas Taleb] After an extended period of benign equity market conditions, February 2018 saw the return of volatility. Rather like seismologists, portfolio managers are continually monitoring for signals of a ‘financial earthquake’, but predicting the
Volatility returned to financial markets with a bang in the first quarter. After a strong positive start to the New Year, signs of rising inflation and a resulting shift in expectations over the trajectory of US interest rates prompted an abrupt turnaround in sentiment that left broad global equity benchmarks with negative returns over a
Quarterly Market Video Commentary Q1 – 2018. Shaun McDade answers questions on the performance of the markets during Q1-2018 and the short-term outlook for 2018. Shaun is the Managing Director of MitonOptimal Portfolio Management in Guernsey, Head of International Portfolio Management for the MitonOptimal group of companies and a member of the MitonOptimal Investment Management
Armin Diem chats with Lindsay Williams, on FMR101.3’s Fine Business Radio show, discussing the markets, at a time of increasing volatility, further political interference and as opportunities present themselves… [Source: FMR101.3 – Lindsay Williams – April 3, 2018] Fine Business Radio (FBR) is the Fine Music Radio exclusive and independent business programme. The show’s host, Lindsay Williams
“Trade wars are good and easy to win” (Donald Trump, March 2nd, 2018) In 2009, in an effort to slow the growth in imports that the United Steelworkers’ union blamed for thousands of American job losses, President Obama approved a near nine-fold increase, from 4% to 35%, in the US’s tariff on Chinese-manufactured car tyres.
Joanne Baynham chats with Lindsay Williams, on FMR101.3’s Fine Business Radio show, discussing the markets, at a time of increasing volatility… [Source: FMR101.3 – Lindsay Williams – March 26, 2018] Fine Business Radio (FBR) is the Fine Music Radio exclusive and independent business programme. The show’s host, Lindsay Williams ([email protected]), presents individual features that are aimed