Sterling is more capricious than a cat with a vendetta argues David Coombs, our sleep-deprived head of multi-asset investments.
If you’re paying more than double the going rate for branded batteries, what else are you overpaying for? Head of multi-asset investments David Coombs asks: how long will those brands last before people realise and ditch them in droves?
Rathbone Greenbank’s engagement manager Matt Crossman looks at the growing financial case, as well as the ethical reasons, for divesting from fossil fuels.
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney sends sterling soaring by hinting of rate hikes, meanwhile US monetary and fiscal policy head towards a showdown. Rathbones chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth investigates.
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has been toying with investors’ emotions for so long that markets really should be used to it by now, head of fixed income Bryn Jones argues.
Multi-asset investments head David Coombs (reluctantly) joins the gluten-free crowd, leading him to take a longer look at food-testing labs and sugary food producers.
A North Korean missile, potentially capable of carrying a nuclear payload, soared over Japan in late August and sunk into the Sea of Japan. In response, 10-year Japanese government bond (JGBs) yields sunk too, from 0.009% to -0.009%.
Like many commuters, my partner and I have a “station” car. In our case it’s my partner’s beloved 10-year-old red Mini Cooper. Tracey, my partner, loves it – I hate it.
It’s heavy on the steering, the air-con doesn’t work and it’s continuously tuned to Vanessa Feltz in the morning. Warning lights flash off and on with a regularity bordering on disturbing. Lately, we have been umming and ahhing about replacing it for a new station car.
Despite my hatred for this abomination of an automobile, I am reluctant to replace it just yet. Why?
Have you tried to buy a house recently? If you have, you may have noticed that despite the invention of the internet, AI and robots, today’s purchase process is not that different (and certainly no quicker) than during the reign of Queen Victoria. The paperwork remains... er… paper, and legal searches still cost a bomb despite the fact there’s no-one sitting in a dusty vault reviewing deeds anymore!
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