Events of the last few weeks highlight a new instability for markets. The Rise of the Right has implications in terms of investment priorities, law and markets, bonds and currencies, multiple consequences and the future outlook for economies.
Jeremy Hunt tried hard to be interesting, but it was all a bit forgettable. An election is coming. How bad will it be? As for selling Natwest to fund UK growth – has Hunt actually considered the outlook for banks as the risk outlook deepens?
Athens and London? The power of positive politics is very evident in Greece. Curiously, the surprise appointment of David Cameron as UK Foreign Secretary might just hint at a positive outcome for the UK if it triggers a proper discussion on Brexit failure and our relationship with Europe.
This week’s Covid Inquiry in the UK has been revelatory for what it revealed about political incompetence. That’s a good thing – a timely reminder that politics is about service rather ambition. Better politics = better economies.
The Gods of Chaos have brought together an alliance to bring down the West. If its not the weather, it will be Russia, Gas prices, the Middle East and Oil, or maybe the prime global commodity – Chips – is the next thing they will target. I'm staying long Gold.
Banker Bonus Caps: the only part of Liz Truss’ economic suicide plan to survive contact with reality! They were pointless, and utterly meaningless and nothing to do with why London is losing its place as the epicentre of global finance. Yet abandoning them is yet another Rishi Sunak mistake!
Reverse Big Bang is coming, rising Political and Geopolitical tension, and Higher Energy Costs… Anyone for the last few choc ice?
There is a crisis brewing – things are likely to get worse before they get better on the back of Political Dither, a Reverse Big Bang in the City of London, and the Escalation of the Middle East crisis threatens higher energy costs and inflation!
As the global economy stands on the precipice - about to step forward, Scotland announces its going to launch its debut bond issue. It is political theatre of the worst kind – there are so many reasons it’s such a bad idea – today. Tomorrow might be different.
Who wins from atrocity in Gaza? UK wages are still rising, but the threat is no longer wage spiral inflation, but job losses and a crash landing as the lag effects of rates rises, inflation and consumer spending create a perfect slough of despond.
It seems to be the fate of The Labour party to inherit a nation riven by the consequences of previous governments. What is the likelihood Sir Keir Starmer will be able to steer the UK back into relevancy and attract foreign investment?