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Archive: 2017

Breaking down GDP

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a crucial indicator of the economic health of any country. It can be calculated by adding consumption, government spending, investment and net exports. Theory demonstrates…

Global economic overview – Q3 2017

United States of America GDP growth for the third quarter came in at an annualised rate of 3.0%, helped by consumption and net exports. The number was ahead of expectations,…

Third quarter update 2017

Equity markets have edged to new highs, with investors reacting positively as central banks moved to unwind stimulus and hinted at higher interest rates, suggesting a return to a more…

WHIreland International Wealth continues its growth strategy and appoints Chris Bell as Senior Investment Manager

WHIreland International Wealth has appointed Chris Bell as Senior Investment Manager as the international investment management firm builds its presence on the Isle of Man and internationally. Born in Leicester,…

WH Ireland International Wealth hosts private view to launch Manx Tholtans exhibition

Manx Tholtans, a special exhibition exploring these fascinating ruined buildings on the Isle of Man is now open at the Manx Museum. Supported by WH Ireland International Wealth, the exhibition…

Our views on Fixed Interest, Property and Alternatives for September 2017

Fixed Interest The strength in the bond market in August reversed in September, simply reflecting more hawkish talk from central banks rather than any improvement in hard data. Yields on…

Our view on Japan for September 2017

In Japan equities were slightly down in sterling terms, the Nikkei 225 fell 2.07% whilst the broad Topix index fell 2.77%. The case for Japan still remains strong, exports rose…

Our view on Emerging Markets for September 2017

September saw Emerging Markets move slightly lower due to a rising US dollar, following expected interest rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve and US tax reform. The US dollar was…

Our view on the US for September 2017

United States of America The end of September saw all the main US indices posting gains with the S&P 500, The Nasdaq and the Russell 2000 all achieving record highs.…

Our view on UK and Europe for September 2017

United Kingdom The FTSE 100 and FTSE All Share Indices posted negative returns of -0.69% and -0.44% respectively over the period, however the FTSE 250 posted a positive return of…