#Brexit

Market Update

Market Update After a 2018 that saw global equities struggling for direction in the first half, then reaching recent highs in August only to suffer a tech led sell off wiping out any gains across practically all asset classes, 2019 got off to a strong start led again by tech stocks but this time with a positive curve. The question now as always is where do we go from here? Much will be decided in the short term by ongoing…

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Theresa May to trigger article 50 on 29 March

Theresa May to trigger article 50 on 29 March Theresa May will trigger article 50, the formal mechanism for starting negotiations for Britain to leave the European Union, on Wednesday 29 March, the prime minister’s spokesman has confirmed. The UK’s permanent representative to the European Union, Sir Tim Barrow, notified the EU on Monday morning that a letter should be expected on that date. The move will put the UK on course to leave the EU on the same date…

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Are you still lucky to have a Final Salary pension?

Are you still lucky to have a Final Salary pension? When it came to having a pension the Defined Benefit scheme also known as a Final Salary scheme were seen as the pinnacle of pension plans.  You can see why when your company “Guarantees” you an income when you retire. The truth of the matter is, these schemes should no longer mislead their members in to believing they have a Gold Plated pension or a Guaranteed income. Every day a…

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Markets are betting on the wrong Brexit outcome, says BlackRock’s Rosenberg

Jeffrey Rosenberg explains why bonds should be an integral part to your portfolio.  Even with todays low yields.   Brexit shows value of bonds: Jeffrey Rosenberg 22 Hours Ago | 02:59 The most likely outcome after a British vote to exit from the European Union is a Norway-style “Brexit lite,” according to Jeff Rosenberg, chief investment strategist for fixed income at BlackRock. While Norway is not a member of the EU, it participates in the single market on the same terms as…

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