Entries by Selvarajah Selvakumar

MARKET UPDATE: UK SET FOR ANOTHER ‘SUPER THURSDAY’

LAST WEEK – KEY TAKEAWAYS Mixed news for UK economy… Economic think tank, the EY Item Club, has upgraded its growth forecasts for the UK economy, lifting its gross domestic product (GDP) estimates for 2018 to 1.7%, up from the 1.4% predicted in October. It acknowledged that growth was better than expected in 2017, and […]

Market Update

The first month of the year marked the first anniversary of Donald Trump as US President, his state of the union speech, the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and that interview… between Donald Trump and Piers Morgan… Trump’s first international broadcast interview. The FTSE 100 ended January at 7,533.55, which was 2.0% lower than […]

The CIO: A week in the life

The week featured here is 23 – 27 October 2017; a period that saw a number of important global events. Toni Meadows, Chief Investment Officer of the Omnis Managed Portfolio Service “My day-to-day work life is broadly split into two roles. One is to monitor and keep in close contact with the managers of the […]

MARKET UPDATE: YELLEN BOWS OUT

  MARKET UPDATE: YELLEN BOWS OUT AS FED LAYS GROUND FOR MARCH HIKE LAST WEEK – KEY TAKEAWAYS US/China trade relations take centre stage at Davos Leaders gathered for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week. Understandably, there was much debate around the fortunes of the world’s two largest economies. Donald Trump was […]

Valuations vs Surveys

Buying a house… is a valuation sufficient, or should you opt for a full structural survey? Buying a house is probably the biggest financial purchase you’ll make in your lifetime and at a time when you’re already spending a lot of money, a survey can sometimes seem like a big expense. However, knowledge is power […]

Interest Rate Rise

Interest Rate Rise In 2007 Bulgaria and Romania joined the European Union, Lewis Hamilton got his first drive in Formula 1 partnering with Fernando Alonso at McLaren, the final book in the Harry Potter series was published and England played their first match at the new Wembley Stadium. It was also the year in which […]

Monthly Market Update

  The bells rang and we moved into 2018 with the FTSE 100 closing at an all-time high. This is the second year in a row that the FTSE 100 has ended the year at its highest level. The final session of the year saw the FTSE 100 close at 7,687.77, which was 4.9% higher […]