Archive: 2015

Volkswagen - The Wider Implications

Volkswagen is the latest household name to betray the trust of the general public by falsifying their emissions readings to save the company money and boost profits. As well as damaging the company's reputation, the financial cost is likely to be considerable. [...]

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A & M Wealth Management - Summer Newsletter 2015

Welcome to the Summer 2015 edition of A&M News. It was Winston Churchill that said "However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results" and with so much media focus on low cost investing, in this edition, we consider the merits of "passive" and "active" investment strategies. Since 2004, we have concentrated on providing bespoke investment advice to high net worth individuals and providing long term value remains our priority. [...]

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At Last....... The Correction!

We have been advising existing clients to take profits from UK and US equities for some time, whilst advising new clients to sit in cash rather than investing at what we regarded as unrealistic valuations. [...]

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May We Live In Interesting Times - Chinese Proverb

Whilst events in Greece continue to dominate the media, it is China that should be giving more cause for concern. During the past year, Chinese equities rose by 100%, attracting thousands of new investors along the way. Margin finance enabled investors to borrow money to fund their equity investments. [...]

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This year we have been mostly taking profits!

The global financial crisis of 2008 caused considerable hardship and anxiety, but also created an attractive, long term buying opportunity. We took advantage of stock market volatility and our clients have benefitted from strong investment growth since 2009. [...]

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Grexit, Brexit or Fix It?

The effects of the 2008 global financial crisis will be felt for decades. It wasn’t just banks, but governments that were caught out by years of profligate spending. They say that every cloud has a silver lining but can that be true in this instance? The answer is yes, …. maybe! [...]

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