One of the most overlooked risks for financial markets over the next decade is the potential for the US to impose tariffs on imports. This risk is greatest if Donald Trump wins on 8 November. Yet our analysis suggests conditions are ripe for protectionism to have broader popular appeal: less extreme politicians than Mr Trump could use it to secure votes.
Five hundred clients and readers of The Spectator eagerly turned up to hear our panellists speak up for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. It didn’t turn out quite as we’d expected...
The period since the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) reminds us of the Phoney War. Although we have a new prime minister, little has changed, other than sterling’s precipitous decline.
Barack Obama entered the White House on a wave of optimism and with a promise of momentous change. With his presidency heading into its final stages, we ask whether history is likely to judge him as one of the greats or as a leader who fell short of the expectations he set both for himself and for his country.
Financial and political chaos were widely predicted if the UK voted for ‘Brexit’, yet all is calm. While we remain unconcerned about the risk of a meaningful economic contraction in the short term, there are several risks to the UK and global economies.
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.