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Fighting the Fed

Simply knowing that we are in a rate hike cycle doesn't mean that we can outperform our benchmark – we need to correctly forecast the reaction of long-term yields to rate increases as well.
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Unpopular uprising

Dutch voters seemingly misplaced the script. The synchronised rebellion against globalisation and its advocates failed to gain much purchase in Holland on the evidence of this week’s elections.
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Are stocks over valued?

Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller is among those now more insistently arguing that US equities are expensive.
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Minimalism: UK Spring Budget 2017

This year’s Spring Budget will be of little relevance to local or global portfolios. Generally, we advise staying invested, and continue to favour equities over fixed income, both tactically and strategically.
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Are US companies simply better?

European companies have underperformed their US brethren in the last several years whether you look at profits or share prices.
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Bubble watch?

The world economy seems to be heating up a little. For the first time in several years, economic data are strong in the UK, UK, Europe and China whilst clearly improving in Japan and the Emerging Markets.
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