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Avoiding the bear traps with intelligent ‘pre-exit’ planning

There has never been a better time to start a business... some of you may remember me saying that in my December blog. But what if you are at the other end of the spectrum?
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Timeless Greek drama

I hold a weekly research meeting with my team to recap events of the past week, plan our agenda for the week ahead and debrief on the larger, salient issues facing investors at any one point in time.
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Concerns about the US economy coupled with a strong dollar

A spate of recent weak economic and earnings releases has investors questioning the strength of the US economy.
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Central Banks, Europe, and Oil

The actions of central banks are once again at the forefront of investor thinking – whether it was the Swiss National Bank's abandonment of its franc/euro peg, the Bank of Canada's surprise interest rate [...]
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Happy Annus Horribilis?

To describe the start of the year as inauspicious is a bit of sublime understatement. The mood of investors globally was dour, and their actions could be best characterised as risk-averse.
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Looking at 2015

The promulgation of market and economic outlooks is a seasonal exercise. More often than not, these are a compendium of forecasts that attempts to place into focus the inherently fuzzy picture of what the future holds.
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