Pop Goes the Easel

brown.jpgLeonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi (Saviour of the World) was bought for $450 million in New York last Wednesday, shattering the record for the most expensive artwork ever sold.

High prices are not unique to the art world, however, and what drives asset prices higher can be attributed to many differing factors.

Alex Harvey (CFA) of Momentum Global Investment Management, one of our UK regulated, discretionary fund managers compares ‘Salvator Mundi’ to diversified investing: Click here to learn more.

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Learn the Benefits of Quality Investing

A large computerised display of the Brit‘Quality investing’ has risen hugely in popularity in recent years due to strong outperformance during risk off periods, particularly during the global financial crisis and European debt crisis, and due to investors’ elevated levels of risk aversion.

Stephen Nguyen (CFA) of Momentum Global Investment Management, one of our UK regulated, discretionary fund managers explains what quality investing means for investors, and why you should consider it for your portfolio. Click here to learn more.

The Most Hated Bull Market in History

Screen Shot 2017-11-07 at 5.55.04 AM‘Goldilocks period’ is often used to describe this period of reasonable growth, low inflation and low-interest rates which has led to excellent returns for equities and credit; i.e. ‘not too hot, not too cold’. Since the market bottom in March 2009, equity markets are up somewhere between 350% in US and 200% in UK.

Despite these good returns, this recovery has been characterised as ‘the most hated bull market in history’.

Jeromine Bertrand (CFA) of Momentum Global Investment Management, one of our UK regulated, discretionary fund managers explains what it means for investors. Click here to learn more.

Are You Prepared for the Coming Market Correction?

Equities have been rising almost uninterrupted in 2017. In the year to date:

TraderThe S&P has advanced nearly 15%, with 242 days since it last dipped 3% or more…

The Dow has had 34 record finishes…

Japan’s Nikkei 225 is at the highest level since 1996, after a record 15 consecutive days of gains…

And the FTSE100 recently enjoyed a four week gaining streak…

As a result, and 30 years after ‘Black Monday’, many news sources are predicting a bumpy ride for the markets. Is a market correction imminent?

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Landslide Victory for Japan PM Shinzo Abe, Could Japan now be set to Outperform Emerging Markets?

Shinzo Abe Election

A landslide election victory for Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday sent the yen down and stocks in Tokyo higher, with the path paved for a continuation of loose monetary policy.

With Abe now in good political shape ahead of a pending decision on nominating the Bank of Japan’s leadership, the Japanese currency slumped to its weakest since July. The nation’s two main benchmarks extended their recent rallies that sent them to the highest in at least a decade. Could Japan’s equity market now be set to outperform emerging markets? Learn more