Is it purely coincidence that there are no European equivalents of Apple, Microsoft, Google (Alphabet), eBay, Facebook, Netflix or Twitter?
Few would dispute that a grounding in economics is a vital weapon in any professional investor’s arsenal, but evidence increasingly suggests an understanding of psychology could be just as or even more important. Recent financial events reveal repeated patterns of irrationality, inconsistency and incompetence in human decision-making.
Hockey in Jersey is celebrating the start of a new season and the beginning of new chapter for the sport on the island with Rathbones playing a key role.
After the success of Team GB’s gold-winning women, membership numbers are booming. There are now almost 600 active players across all levels and increased competition for places will in turn help the elite teams enjoy further success.
A team from the University of Liverpool has broken both the men’s and women’s British land speed records for a human-powered vehicle with their patented aerodynamic recumbent bike, ARION2.
The deaths earlier this year of rock legends David Bowie, Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister and Glenn Frey sparked renewed interest in pop culture and its long-term investment attractions. Does the guitar market offer the ultimate and most enduring value for would-be buyers of music memorabilia?
Globalisation is a highly contentious issue with many advocates and detractors. Nonetheless, throughout history, free trade has generally been good for prosperity, whereas periods of protectionism, such as those of the Corn Laws and Great Depression, have not.
To take responsibility for unavoidable carbon emissions, we have purchased annual carbon credits since 2011. In 2016, we purchased 2,814 tonnes of carbon credits to offset our emissions for the year. These funds are invested in high quality emission reduction projects which also offer tangible community benefits.
In an age of quantitative easing, negative interest rates, low oil prices and limited spending, many investors could be forgiven for finding the global economy increasingly difficult to understand. We look at some of the driving forces and consider how best to respond to a frequently puzzling picture.
Financial planning is sometimes viewed as convoluted, with its complicated rules and ever-changing legislation and tax rates. There are, however, some simple steps that most individuals can take to organise their financial affairs more efficiently, as well as ’future-proofing’ against legislative and fiscal changes.