Archive for December 2013

2014 Perspective

Built to last… In 2014 we expect the FTSE to reach 7,400; the S&P to hit 1,940; and the Nikkei to breach to 18,000. We have long argued that this is a long and arduous recovery… …but fortunately that bodes reasonably well for equity returns. Interest hikes tend to foretell the end of the bull…

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The Week In Perspective

Market Roundup The FTSE 100 got off to a poor start on Monday, finishing the session down over 0.8%. Companies in the Mining sector were among the largest losers, as falling metals prices weighed on performance. Gold was particularly notable, with the precious metal’s price dropping 2.1% over the session. Other sectors lower on the…

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2013: Recovery arrives, time to count the cost…

This year has been one of change. At the same time it has been one of unyielding deadlock. The year began with America’s two political parties locked in a partisan battle over the country’s public finances. It may end on the same note. While New Year’s champagne corks were popping, the United States congress was…

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