The S&P 500: Appearances can be deceptive

By Michael Stanes, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management

Having edged to a new record high again this week, it is inevitable that investors are typically viewing

Jeremy Corbyn Rules Out a “No Deal is Better Than a bad Deal” Brexit

The Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, continues to put clear red water between Labour and Conservative policy.

Jeremy Corbyn's Surprise Surge Shakes British Politics

It seems like a flashback to the days of Michael Foot where the press ganged up on and mocked a disheveled old man leading the Labour Party

UK General Election – what are the polls indicating?

By Charles Hepworth, Investment Director, GAM

The markets are assuming that Prime Minister May should win the UK General Election on 8 June.

Sales at top ten grocers rose at fastest pace since 2013 pushed by higher inflation

Growth in sales pushed by higher inflation rather than through volume growth which is anticipated as a direct impact of sterling’s fall and higher average fuel prices

Forward to the Political Past

The very recent resurgence of the Labour Party has puzzled people.

Number of Households in England to increase 20% by 2039

Why can’t we look past the ‘diversity’ and politically correct arguments regarding mass net immigration?

The Fed: Predictable and gradual?

David Absolon, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management, on how the Fed has the difficult task of unwinding a $4.5 trillion balance sheet.

China Downgrade to Weigh on Investor Sentiment

The effect on investor sentiment of the downgrade of China’s credit rating could be far greater than its economic impact

Is the so-called ‘reflation trade’ over?

By Michael Stanes, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management

Is This the End of the Wild West Web?

Reading the Conservative Party 2017 General Election manifesto you get the feeling that the Tories are out to finally tame the Wild West Web.

UK inflation: Households are being squeezed

The annual rate of consumer price index (CPI) inflation rose from 2.3% in March to 2.7% in April – higher than consensus estimates of 2.6%.