Financial News

This section is a collection of pieces commenting on economic, political, legal and regulatory news as it relates to financial markets.

“Howay the Ladds Monthly Spotlight” – February 2022

It seems an age since all the world leaders gathered in Glasgow for COP26. So, this month we consider “Good COP / Bad COP”. February Spotlight “Your actions matter. No action or voice is too small to make a difference.” Vanessa Nakata, Ugandan Climate Activist   There has been a great deal of debate as […]

“Howay the Ladds Monthly Spotlight” – January 2022

So, another year is done. The last couple of years have been interesting for investors, from the lows in March 2020 to the incredible rally that followed. Mixed in with that we saw the “COVID trade” switch to the “re-opening trade” on Vaccine Monday. Then in 2021 sectors and regions which did well in 2020 […]

“Howay the Ladds Monthly Spotlight” – December 2021

Over the coming months we are planning to focus on how we approach investing, and provide an update on COP (“Good COP or Bad COP”!). However, this month it is Christmas, so we thought we would discuss the Santa Rally and what it really means. December Spotlight “Invest for the long haul. Don’t get too […]

“Howay the Ladds Monthly Spotlight” – November 2021

As world leaders gather in Glasgow for COP26 (Conference of Parties), we thought it would be interesting to shine the spotlight on responsible investing and what it means. Is it hype, is it the dotcom boom all over again, and are there opportunities? November Spotlight The earth is what we all have in common Wendell […]

Quarterly Market Overview – October 2021

“I am a lead pencil – the ordinary pencil familiar to all boys and girls and adults who can read and write” – I, Pencil, My Family Tree as told to Leonard E Read It is perhaps worth remembering that what happened in 2020 was a once in a lifetime event. The recession was man […]

“Howay the Ladds Monthly Spotlight” – October 2021

We had a great question on whether the current rally can continue. So, this month we look at inflation, and can the global rally last? October Spotlight – Is inflation transitory, and will the global rally last? Every year we get a new buzz word: this time around it seems to be “transitory”. The idea […]

“Howay the Ladds Monthly Spotlight” – September 2021

Welcome to the first monthly update from LWM. Each month we take a look at a topical subject, share some market statistics, look at which funds are doing well and where the money is going, and then share some thoughts from fund managers. We hope you enjoy this first edition! September Spotlight – China an […]

Unpicking the news

“The optimists. Oh, they were the ones who said, ‘We’re going to be out by Christmas.’ And Christmas would come, and Christmas would go. Then they’d say, ‘We’re going to be out by Easter.’ And Easter would come, and Easter would go. And then Thanksgiving, and then it would be Christmas again. And they died […]

Quarterly Market Overview – January 2021

“To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.” ― Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband As we entered 2020, there was not a great deal that concerned us. We felt the China/US trade tensions would calm down as the first agreement was set to be signed, there was optimism that Brexit would be sorted in […]

News from the frontline – December 2020

“Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” – Dr. Suess This is the last “news from the frontline” for this year. Entering 2020, we were cautiously optimistic. The UK was facing political stability which it had not seen since the Blair/Brown days, and the US and China […]

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