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    Best savings accounts for over 60s 2022

    If you’re wondering which are the best savings accounts for over 60s, you’ve come to the right place. This article will look at the most attractive savings rates on regular savings accounts for sexagenarians and compare them to ISAs. Can people over 60 open savings accounts? Just because you reach the age of 60 or […]

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    Policy Comment: Inflation Focus at Jackson Hole

    What are we talking about? Fed Chair Powell delivered his opening remarks at the annual Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium. Those remarks have been a significant topic of discussion for some weeks – would Powell be hawkish? dovish? nuanced? cautious? Jackson Hole, for those who care, is reputed to be one of the steepest ski […]

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    Macro Comment: The Case for a Soft Landing

    What are we talking about? We’ve been debating how likely it is that Central Banks will actually be able to pull off a soft landing – reduce inflation back to their target without putting the economy into a recession. Our starting view has been that it’s pretty tough, given how high inflation is in most […]

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    Macro Comment: What Wage Growth?

    What are we talking about? Earlier in the week, the UK Statistical Agency (ONS) released some wage data for the UK. The newspaper headlines focused on the sharp decline in real wages, ie after adjusting for inflation, and that’s particularly relevant given the latest inflation data. As the chart below shows, by some measures, real […]

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    Why we’re happy with our low UK exposure

    The outlook for the UK economy is fairly gloomy. A contraction of 0.1% in the second quarter of the year has deepend fears of a recession that may come sooner than some economists expected. Naturally, our clients want to know how this might affect their portfolios. Despite the less-than-ideal outlook, the FTSE 100 has performed […]

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    Portfolio Comment: Thinking About Equities

    What are we talking about? Recently we’ve been discussing the case for adding to equities – and the first “decent” inflation print out of the US has sharpened that discussion. With hindsight, of course, the correct answer was “June 16th”, but hindsight is a wonderful thing. Nonetheless, it’s worth revisiting where we are in our […]

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