Market Commentary

Warren Buffett

The Warren Buffett Million Dollar Bet | February 20, 2018

Last year saw the conclusion of a 10-year wager between Warren Buffett, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., and Ted Seides, a New York hedge fund consultant. Seides responded to a public challenge issued by Buffett in 2007 regarding the merits of hedge funds relative to low-cost passive vehicles. The two men agreed to bet $1 […]

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stock market

Volatile markets and a sunny economy | February 19, 2018

Although we have experienced a little volatility in recent weeks, the overall outlook for the economy looks pretty sunny, more than I can say for the weather outside my window!  But hey, my wife keeps reminding me it’s February what do I expect!  So the overall economic outlook should support equity prices for a while, particularly if investors take […]

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Stock market

Interview between Paul and Warren about the recent stock market volitiltiy | February 10, 2018

Does the stock market volatility or the risk of interest rate rises concern you? In this video, Paul Stafford asks Certified Financial Planner Warren Shute what are the wider implications of this for both investors and non-investors, property owners and renters.   The video finishes with Warren letting us know that he’ll be speaking on […]

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Inflation

June CPI inflation figures – maybe interest rates will remain | July 31, 2017

The CPI for June showed prices flat over the month, whereas prices rose by 0.2% between May 2016 and June 2016. The consensus had been for a 2.9% annual rate, so the 0.3% drop to 2.6% surprised the markets. The CPI/RPI gap widened to 0.9%, with the RPI annual rate now standing at 3.5% (down 0.2% on […]

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Personal Pension

Half Way Point of 2017 Check In | July 19, 2017

The first half of 2017 is over, where did that time go!  The last 6-months marked the end of another politically turbulent period in the UK. The view across the six months belies the upheaval that took place: the most widely quoted yardstick of the UK stock market, the FTSE 100, nudged up a little […]

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