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image - week ahead 03.09.2018

Supported by solid economic data and good corporate reports US markets have again set new highs seemingly unworried over problematic trade discussions.

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Synopsis of the week US equity markets continued to climb with both the S&P 500 and NASDAQ hitting new highs. Trade Wars were again the focus for investors as progress with US & Mexican discussions were tempered by the Trump administration taking steps to implement new tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods. The revised second-quarter US GDP of 4.2%…

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Al's CNN interview 28.08.2018

FERN WEALTH HEAD OF INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT INTERVIEWED BY CNN MONEY SWITZERLAND

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Alastair McCaig, our Head of Investment Management joined Hannah Wise on CNN Money Switzerland to discuss the longest bull run in history, market’s reaction to GAM price drop and the impact of global tensions on markets. Click here to view the first part of the interview on CNN Money Switzerland. Click here to view the second part of the interview…

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image - week ahead - 27.08/2018

Escalating worries that US President Donald Trump might be impeached failed to stop US equity markets recording their longest bull run on record.

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Synopsis of the week Since 2009, the S&P 500 has now seen gains of 418% and the current bull market run has lasted 3,450 days. This is now the longest run although not the biggest move. Last week’s speech from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell at Jackson Hole confirmed a continuation in the current pace of US Interest rate rises, regardless…

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Bloomberg: The Cable FULL SHOW

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On Wednesday evening, Alastair McCaig, our Head of Investment Management joined Bloomberg anchor Jonathan Ferro and Richard Jones, FX & Rates Strategist. In this week’s show, they discussed the recent performance of the US Dollar, Pound and Euro along with the most recent expectations of central bank interest rate policies. They also discussed the comparative strengths of investing in Asia,…

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weekly roundup 06.08.2018

As expected, the Bank of England increased interest rates by 0.25% taking the base rate to 0.75%. The dovish accompanying statement however, was Sterling negative and triggered a selloff in the Pound.

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Synopsis of the week A big week for US corporate data saw almost a third of S&P 500 companies reporting quarterly figures and maintain the positive mood. During the week, Apple became the first company to see its market capitalization hit $1 Trillion as its shares traded above $208 during the week. US President Donald Trump has announced he is…

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Bloomberg: BOE, Apple and Fed Outlook

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On Wednesday evening Alastair McCaig our Head of Investment Management joined Bloomberg anchor Jonathan Ferro and Richard Jones, FX & Rates Strategist. In this weeks show they discussed the Bank of England’s expected rate rise and the expected path of future changes. They also discussed the US President’s trade war with China and the possibility of tariffs being increased. Click…

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image for week ahead 30.07.2018

Following a broadly positive meeting in Washington between the EU President Jean Claude-Juncker and US President Donald Trump, equities were able to close the week on a positive footing.

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Synopsis of the week The EU and US agreed to progress with tariff talks and resolved to prevent an escalation of tit for tat tariff increases. Over halfway through the US reporting season and S&P 500 corporate profits are up almost 25% year on year and look set for the second quarter of 20% plus growth in a row. Facebook’s…

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Bloomberg: Trade, Deutsche Bank, GM

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On Wednesday evening Alastair McCaig our Head of Investment Management joined Bloomberg anchor Jonathan Ferro and Richard Jones, FX & Rates Strategist. In this weeks show they discussed Tariffs and Jean-Claude Junker’s trip to Washington, Deutsche Banks latest figures and the passing of Sergio Marchionne. Click here to listen to the interview on Bloomberg.

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image weekly roundup 23.07.2018

A strong start to this reporting season has so far not encouraged the bulls back into the market. Can another week of strong corporate data kickstart investors optimism?

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Synopsis of the week Equity markets suffer a negative week as worries over geopolitical issues outweigh good corporate earnings. The US banking sector continued its impressive performance with Goldman Sachs, Bank of America and Morgan Stanley all posting impressive figures, helped by both rising interest rates and US tax reforms. EU antitrust regulators hand out its largest fine ever to…

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cnn money switzerland interview 18/07/2018

FERN WEALTH HEAD OF INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT INTERVIEWED BY CNN MONEY SWITZERLAND

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Alastair McCaig, our Head of Investment Management joined Amanda Kayne on CNN Money Switzerland to discuss rising trade tensions between the US and the rest of the world, US President Trumps meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the latest developments with Brexit. Click here to view the interview on CNN Money Switzerland. If you would like to book in…

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