“Trade wars are good and easy to win”

“Trade wars are good and easy to win”

“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.

The ‘India Stack’ Concept – Good or Bad Idea?

The ‘India Stack’ Concept – Good or Bad Idea?

I recently returned from an investment forum hosted in London, at which various fund managers and investment professionals presented on technology and innovation as a disruptor within industries and economies. One presentation was of particular interest, not least because it combines two themes we have implemented within our private client models: technology and India. We

Pulling a rabbit out of the South African hat?

Pulling a rabbit out of the South African hat?

In what many consider will the last of his budget presentations, South Africa’s Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, who is accused of state capture and rumoured to be one of the cabinet ministers who will soon lose his job, presented a surprising and far better than expected budget. Within that budget, he increased Value Added Tax

VIX – Warning signs… Or just a return to the norm?

VIX – Warning signs… Or just a return to the norm?

Looking back at last week’s long-expected correction (remember trees don’t grow to the sky, much like, markets don’t go up in a straight line forever!), I suspect there are a number of inexperienced market participants who have not only had their egos dented, but also likely to have suffered long-lasting damage to both their capital

Quarterly Offshore Market Report Video – Q4, 2017

Quarterly Offshore Market Report Video – Q4, 2017

  Blair Campbell answers questions on the quarterly offshore market report and performance during Q4-2017 and the outlook for Q1 2018.  Blair is a member of the MitonOptimal Investment Management team and a member of the MitonOptimal Investment Management Committee.   Read the full written quarterly report by Shaun McDade.        

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