Right at the end of May, former US President Donald Trump was convicted on all 34 counts of using public funds for personal ‘entertainment’ and attempting to hush it up. Within hours of his conviction his fund-raising website for his Presidential campaign crashed under the weight of donors giving more to $30m to his cause…

We know relatively little about the process of aging but can lifestyle choices such as diet, exercise, mental stress and stimulation, spirituality and environment trump human genetics? The problem with treating disease rather than preventing it is that we end up being sicker for longer, and while drug companies can make fortunes from remedies, there…

Markets continued their upward trajectory in March, again led by Nvidia (NVDA) which rose 84% during the first quarter. Last year markets were driven by the movements in Treasury yields, this year by Nvidia. Powering a new era of computing, NVIDIA last month announced their development of the Blackwell chip which “features six transformative technologies…

Warren Buffett in his annual letter to shareholders has warned of how current day market participants “are neither more emotionally stable nor better taught” than when he started his career. He writes that he sees always opportunities to invest in quality companies with strong cashflow, economic moats and good management but sometimes investors have to…

In a month where the FTSE100 fell 1%, the FTSE250 fell 1.5% and the London AIM market fell 1.1%, all the action, as is usual, was in the US. The last two weeks were about US company earnings for the fourth quarter. January turned on its head the idea that US interest rates would be…

The S&P500 index rose 24% in 2023 but was up 18% since the last week of October. It is up 158% over the last 10 years. 2022 and 2023 until the end of October were tough years to be in the markets but then suddenly they ignited, emphasising the importance of staying invested over the…

The banking crisis arising out of the failure of Silicon Valley Bank and Credit Suisse led in March to the fifth highest outflow on record of investor money in equities as concerns another 2008 banking crisis was around the next corner. Placatory noises that SVB and CS were isolated cases have for the moment assuaged…

For the second time in two years, discussion of global investment markets and investment strategy seems totally inappropriate when there is a threat to civilisation.  Nevertheless, markets are reacting to the world’s condemnation of Russia’s actions.

It is oft quoted that January is a good indicator of the way the rest of the year will go for stock investors. Let’s hope so. Since 1950, when January has been positive for US stocks, 86% of the time the rest of the year has seen a positive return with an average gain of…

The turn of the year is a turn of the page for most. A turn of the year into 2023 for the markets is likely to give more of the same as 2022, at least for a while. The landscape has dramatically changed from the easy-money one of 2021 when the Federal Reserve was ‘lower for…

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