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The cost of waiting

The financial crisis of 2008 still haunts investors, sometimes to the extent of making the avoidance of large losses their primary objective. This caution is heightened when taking the initial plunge [...]
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Let the battle commence

Fresh elections have delivered no clear winner. A minority Conservative government looks the most likely outcome from last night, with the Conservatives reliant on an alliance with Northern Ireland's ideologically aligned Democratic Unionist Party. Fresh elections cannot however be ruled out.
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Climate change?

Oil markets have struggled for direction since resurging from the lows plumbed in the first half of last year. OPEC is clearly trying to do its bit on the supply side, with the increasingly evident global economic pep helping on the other. However, prices seemingly remain locked in range; what gives?
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Bad debt – the return

The US consumer is re-levering again after a much briefer bout of contrition than many were looking for.
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Portfolio protectionism

We wrote last week about the dangers of breathing too large a sigh of relief in the wake of Emmanuel Macron’s clearly cathartic victory in the recent French elections.
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Mission accomplished…

For months, even years, last weekend’s French presidential elections have lurked in investors’ subconscious, growing in menace with every poll that told us of Marine Le Pen’s creeping popularity.
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