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.

Income Strategies – Opportunity Cost

Income strategies continue to be remarkably popular. To an extent this is understandable given many retirees rely on their defined contribution pension pot to provide income that funds their retirement.

There is something satisfying about watching regular income flow into your portfolio but many investors fail to grasp that a paid out dividend is also a missed opportunity to stay in the market. Over the long term, staying in the market has proven itself to be the better option when seeking capital returns.

James Klempster (CFA) of Momentum Global Investment Management, one of our UK regulated, discretionary fund managers shares his view. Click here to view.

The Need For Active In Passive!

Do you hold ETFs in your portfolio?

Jernej Bukovec (CFA) of Momentum Global Investment Management, one of our UK regulated, discretionary fund managers, discusses recent research published by the Research Affiliates that looks at the performance chasing behaviour in ETFs, and its implications for investors. Click here to view.

Market Update – The Third Way

  • Oil rose 3.4% on the week with Brent at USD 56
  • Gold fell 1.8 % to 1315
  • Haven assets decline, global equities rise
  • North Korea launches second missile over Japan

Thus far President Trump’s leadership has been long on noise but short on results. He has failed to come up with any legislative wins in his first eight months, despite the Republicans’ control of both chambers of Congress and the executive. This is mostly due to intransigence – the White House has simply not been playing its traditional coordinating role to help bills through Congress.

There are also now rumours of another potential deal with the Democrats on DACA, a program to legalise people who arrived in the country illegally as children and have grown up in the US. Yet to be confirmed, this deal would be in exchange for additional border security funding but surprisingly doesn’t mention the wall with Mexico, a key issue for Trump’s base.

Jeromine Bertrand (CFA) of Momentum Global Investment Management, one of our UK regulated, discretionary fund managers, shares his view. Click here to view.

The Global Cycle Has Further To Run

News this past week:

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• Oil prices rose 2% on the week with Brent at USD 53.9
• Gold rose 1.9 % to 1347, its third week of gains
• Risk appetite returns as treasuries retreat, stocks advance
• Apple set to launch the iPhone 8 and X models this week
• Hurricane Irma devastates the Caribbean and Florida

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