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September roundup

Mitchell Fraser-Jones 2 October 2018 10 min read

A review of key events in September 2018, a month in which most major regional stock markets posted modest gains, recovering their poise following a late summer sell-off. Concerns about the health of emerging economies abated somewhat during the month, helped by a slightly weaker US dollar. Nevertheless, with inflationary pressures building in the US, there is an increasing risk that US interest rates could rise faster and further than is currently expected…

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Income Focus Fund update, December 2017

Mitchell Fraser-Jones 19 January 2018 3 min read

We anticipate a very different investment environment to prevail in the year ahead, as macroeconomic conditions increasingly challenge the view of the world that is reflected in financial market valuations.

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Equity Income Fund update, December 2017

Mitchell Fraser-Jones 19 January 2018 4 min read

The UK stock market finished the year strongly, following much the same pattern as for 2017 as a whole, with a narrow set of stocks, perceived as beneficiaries of accelerating global growth leading the index higher.

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Income Focus Fund update, November 2017

Mitchell Fraser-Jones 21 December 2017 5 min read

A modest decline in the UK stock market in November, failed to meaningfully change the momentum grip on markets that has been in place for much of the last two years now. The valuation stretch in markets is now close to breaking point, in our view…

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Equity Income Fund update, November 2017

Mitchell Fraser-Jones 21 December 2017 8 min read

November saw a modest decline in the UK stock market amid slightly higher levels of volatility than we have seen of late. A strong pound, which greeted the steady progress towards an agreement with the EU on Brexit, saw some weakness in the share prices of global-facing businesses…

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Budget 2017: ‘shrewd and appropriate’

Neil Woodford 22 November 2017 4 min read

Having listened into today’s Budget from Chancellor Hammond, I thought I would share some quick initial thoughts with you…

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Income Focus Fund update, October 2017

Mitchell Fraser-Jones 17 November 2017 6 min read

The portfolio delivered a positive return in October with the latest quarterly income distribution indicating that the fund is on track to deliver its income objective of 5p in its first full calendar year…

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Equity Income Fund update, October 2017

Mitchell Fraser-Jones 17 November 2017 5 min read

Global markets continued to rise in October, with relatively upbeat economic data allowing investors to shrug off political concerns in Europe and Asia. Against this backdrop, the fund delivered a modestly positive return during the month…

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Brexit – where are we now?

Mitchell Fraser-Jones 8 November 2017 6 min read

Leaving the politics to one side, we have commissioned Capital Economics to look purely at the economic consequences of Brexit. We’ve found this exclusive report very valuable, interesting and ultimately, from the perspective of our investment strategy, very reassuring. It reinforces our confidence that the portfolios are positioned very appropriately for the long-term and that is why we want to share it with you…

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Income Focus Fund update, September 2017

Mitchell Fraser-Jones 19 October 2017 4 min read

The UK stock market declined slightly in September, despite continued positive momentum in most other major equity markets. Sterling was strong, as the Bank of England indicated that interest rates may rise in November. We do not believe that this heralds the start of significantly tighter monetary policy, but it is a sign that the UK economy is in much better shape than many commentators have suggested…

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