INSIGHT

Election 2015

“The most important election of a generation” David Cameron This note examines the above assertion and explores the impact for investors of today’s vote.

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Review of 2014

The S&P 500 gained 16.8% during 2014. Following a poor first quarter when the U.S economy actually contracted due to extreme weather conditions, growth picked up markedly over the course of the year.

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Bank attraction

We have previously noted that UK banks were starting to look interesting from an investment perspective and we now examine this in more detail.

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Oil toil

The price of oil has plunged in a manner no commentators were predicting at the start of this year. An initial conclusion should be to reinforce your scepticism of solemn analysts claiming to predict the future with precision.

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Exposing investing costs

“No good reasons have been put forward for why all the costs of investment management, both visible and hidden, should not ultimately be fully disclosed”.

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Private equity refinancing

Reuters reports that private equity owned companies face difficulties refinancing billions of dollars of existing buyout loans and raising extra debt for acquisitions.

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Snapshot: Ukraine

The urban slang term “to be corzined” can be defined roughly as follows:

When something of value is stolen, and everyone who was in charge of safeguarding said item claims ignorance of just about anything.

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