The Week in Perspective – 25/11/2016

Market roundup – US shares hit record highs Economic outlook– Government borrowing to soar as outlook for wage growth “dreadful” Company focus– Countrywide Economic highlightsover the coming week – Consumer confidence; Manufacturing and construction PMI surveys Full article – Week in Perspective – 25th November 2016 (PDF) Important Notes The information contained in this report represents an impartial…

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The Week in Perspective – 04/11/2016

Market roundup – Shares suffer amid US election uncertainty Economic outlook– Inflation to hit 2.7% next year, says Bank of England Company focus– BP Economic highlightsover the coming week – UK industrial production; Balance of trade; Construction output Full article – Week in Perspective – 4th November 2016 (PDF) Important Notes The information contained in this report represents an impartial assessment of…

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The Week in Perspective – 28/09/2016

Market roundup– Shares down over the week Economic outlook– UK economic growth remains solid Company focus– GlaxoSmithKline Economic highlightsover the coming week – Manufacturing and construction PMI surveys; Bank of England base rate decision Full article – Week in Perspective – 28th September 2016 (PDF) Important Notes The information contained in this report represents an impartial assessment of the value or…

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The Week in Perspective – 21/09/2016

Market roundup – Tesco and Next among the blue-chip risers Economic outlook– Inflation forecast to climb above 3% Company focus– Standard Life Economic highlightsover the coming week – UK GDP; House prices; Consumer confidence Full article – Week in Perspective – 21st September 2016 (PDF) Important Notes The information contained in this report represents an impartial assessment of the value or prospects…

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The Week in Perspective – 09/09/2016

 Market roundup – FTSE 100 Index down Economic outlook– Bank of England’s Mark Carney leaves open the possibility of further interest rate cuts Company focus– Barratt Developments Economic highlightsover the coming week – UK inflation; Full article – Week in Perspective – 9th September 2016 (PDF) Important Notes The information contained in this report represents an impartial assessment of the value or…

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The Week in Perspective – 02/09/2016

Market roundup – Housebuilders lifted by property market data Economic outlook– Manufacturing survey shows strong rebound Company focus– Hays Economic highlightsover the coming week – Halifax house price index; ECB interest rate decision; UK balance of trade Full article – Week in Perspective – 2nd September 2016 (PDF) Important Notes The information contained in this report represents an impartial assessment of the…

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The Week in Perspective – 26/08/2016

Market roundup – FTSE 100 remains below summer high Economic outlook– Mortgage lending subdued following Brexit vote Company focus– WPP Economic highlightsover the coming week – UK consumer confidence; manufacturing and construction activity; US employment Full article – Week in Perspective – 28th August 2016 (PDF) Important Notes The information contained in this report represents an impartial assessment of the value…

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The Week in Perspective – 19/08/2016

Market Roundup The FTSE 100 Index rose 0.4% on Monday, extending its run towards the key 7,000 level as global markets neared or reached record highs. The index was pushed higher by commodity stocks and a rising oil price amid hopes that OPEC will impose a production freeze at its September meeting. Royal Dutch Shell…

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Hanson – Q1 Commentary 2016

This market commentary has been produced by the Investment Management team at Hanson Asset Management.  As most will have observed, the First Quarter of 2016 was extremely volatile. However, the UK (FTSE 100 +0.07% TR) & US (S&P 500 +1.35% TR) Equity Markets recouped their intra-quarter losses. Whereas Europe (MSCI Europe -6.86% TR) and Japan…

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