Multiplex News

04 Nov

Brexit is not Brexit?

The High Court has declared that the Government cannot trigger Article 50 without a parliamentary vote. The Government will appeal, of course, but sterling is already higher on the news. Let’s indulge in some crystal-ball gazing: What if Brexit didn’t happen? The prospect seems absurd given the time and effort expended on the process so… Read more »

17 Oct

Potential Pitfalls

“To err is human” said the poet Alexander Pope; however, in investment, errors can be expensive. Sometimes, it’s only hindsight that helps us realise where we went wrong – so what are the most obvious hazards? Investors face many potential pitfalls, but one of the most common is to follow the herd, rather than using… Read more »

10 Aug

UK Base rate cut to new low of 0.25%

UK interest rates have been cut to a new all-time low. Bank of England (BoE) policymakers reduced base rate by 0.25 percentage points to 0.25% at their August meeting. Prior to their decision, the central bank’s key interest rate had remained at 0.5% since March 2009 – their lowest level since the BoE was established… Read more »

10 Aug

Challenging Times for Europe

Having dropped during June following the UK’s shock Brexit vote, European equity markets rose during July, boosted by speculation over further stimulus measures. Nevertheless, confidence remained brittle, undermined by terrorist atrocities in France and Germany, and by continuing uncertainties surrounding Brexit. European Central Bank (ECB) policymakers believe that Brexit could have a “significant” effect and… Read more »

06 Jul

BREXIT Decision Shocks UK Markets

Sentiment during June remained hostage to the fortunes of the referendum on the UK’s future membership of the European Union (EU). Market performance was volatile in the run-up to the vote; however, on balance, investors appeared to believe that most voters would ultimately opt to remain in the EU. However, in a surprising turn of… Read more »