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Do you work to live or live to work? Alastair talks to CNN Money Switzerland about life at Fern Wealth.

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After a decade of TV interviews, finally our Director of Investment, Alastair McCaig is interviewed about himself, his family and life at Fern Wealth. Alastair is a regular contributor to CNN Money Switzerland – but, this time he reveals why he loves Mondays  at Fern Wealth and how finance was his calling from the very beginning. If you would like…

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Smart ways to save serious money in currency exchange transactions

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I don’t like banks. At the best of times they’re bureaucratic, inflexible and have no interest in helping me, the customer.  But during the holiday season I like them less.  Mostly, because I hate paying outrageous charges when I’m using my credit cards abroad, or transferring money globally. If you travel a lot, for business, to see family overseas and…

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week ahead 27th march 2017

Weekly Roundup & Look Ahead: The US has led equity markets lower as President Trump struggles to implement his policies

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Synopsis of the week As President Trump has struggled to get his plans for healthcare approved, markets have begun to question his ability to deliver on infrastructure spending too. A week closer to the French elections and Europe still has worries about far-right parties gaining a larger say in future policies. The UK and EU gear up for Theresa May’s…

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week ahead 20th march 17

Weekly Roundup & Look Ahead: As the Fed increases rates for a second time, interest rate normalisation gets a step closer

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Synopsis of the week Having been almost 100% factored in the US Fed increased the base rate from 0.75% to 1% triggering a jump in equity markets. Europe looks on in disbelief as internal squabbles between Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and British Prime Minister Theresa May over shadow the anticipated triggering of Article 50. The Bank of England hold…

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week ahead 13th march 2017

Weekly Roundup & Look Ahead: Equities spend the week selling  off until Friday’s strong Non-Farm payrolls reverse the trend

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Synopsis of the week Last week saw equity markets drift lower as investors moved into a risk-off mentality. Mario Draghi, Head of the European Central Bank has once again spoken in enthusiastic terms about the markets and gone some way to quashing fears that the ECB are ready to change their approach to the current quantitative easing scheme. Wednesday’s US…

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week ahead 6th march 2017

Weekly Roundup & Look Ahead: The DOW hits 21,000 on the back of Trump’s Congress speech

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Synopsis of the week Last weeks speech from President Trump to congress might not have packed a political punch but it certainly contained everything the markets wanted to hear as the Dow kicked higher. Positive sentiment from the US helped the Dax break above 12,000. With the focus now turning to the ECB’s speech this week coupled with German factory…

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Bloomberg: Corporate Tax Wars to Move FX Markets

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Corporate tax levels could become a driver in foreign exchange markets, says Fern Wealth’s Director of Investment Managment, Alastair McCaig as he talks to Bloomberg Daybreak Europe’s Nejra Cehic and Markus Karlsson.  They also discuss the European Union and how the euro could be left short-changed. Click here to listen to the interview on Bloomberg.

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Weekly Roundup & Look Ahead: Big week ahead as Trump addresses Congress.

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Synopsis of the week Late rally on Wall Street sees Dow Jones Industrial Average sent to 11th successive record closing high on Friday which makes it the longest run since 1987. Dax flirts with 12,000 but Europe sells off on Friday’s initial US weakness. Futures marginally positive for Monday’s open. Currencies were mostly flat with positive gains in Gold hitting…

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