News & Views

Author: John Goodall

The Navigator: Quarter 4 update

2018 was a challenging year for investors with volatility rising in particular in the final quarter. This was largely due to increased concerns of a global economic slowdown, unproductive trade…

Economic Update

UK The outlook for GDP growth remains muted with the economy still hamstrung by continued Brexit uncertainty. In the third quarter of 2018, business investment contracted for the third consecutive…

From Quantitative Easing to Quantitative Tightening

Readers will doubtless be familiar with the concept of Quantitative Easing (QE).  It involved the creation of digital money by central banks to buy financial assets, primarily, but not exclusively,…

Economic Update

John Goodall, our Head of Private Client Research, presents our overviews for the UK, Europe, USA, Japan, Far East, and Emerging markets. UK GDP growth rebounded in the second quarter…

Interest Rates

The primary goal of the Bank of England is to maintain monetary and financial stability. In the UK, interest rates are set by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), a division…

The Navigator: Quarter 3 update

Volatility returned to capital markets in October following comments from Jerome Powell, Chair of the Federal Reserve.  He suggested that interest rates are still far away from the neutral rate,…

Key leading indicators in the US

John Goodall, Head of Private Client Research “The US equity markets have continued to perform strongly with both the Standard & Poors 500 Index and the NASDAQ Composite Index close…

The navigator: Quarter 2 update 2018

John Goodall from our Research team reviews the second quarter of 2018. Developed equity markets rebounded in the second quarter, leaving the FTSE 100 broadly flat for the year to…

Global economic outlook: Quarter 2, 2018

John Goodall from our Research team presents our overviews for the UK, Europe, USA, Japan, Far East and Emerging Markets. United Kingdom The economy has experienced a modest bounce, rising…

Leading indicators: the Conference Board

Investors with a passing interest in economics will be well aware of the plethora of statistics which are released on a daily basis. Individual statistics say little on their own,…