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Investment Commentary October 2017

Investment Commentary: October 2017 Market Overview October was another strong month for investment markets. Both developed and emerging market equities produced meaningful gains, with global equities rising 3.1% in sterling terms. Asian markets were the standout, with Japan, Korea and Taiwan all rising by as much as 6% to 9% following the...

Investment Commentary September 2017

Investment Commentary: September 2017 Market Overview Politics dominated the headlines in September – think Brexit, North Korea, Catalonia - but it was actually the strength in sterling which had  the biggest impact on returns for UK investors. A mixed outlook for UK growth and continued uncertainty over Brexit has heaped huge pressure...

Investment Commentary August 2017

The August backdrop was more favourable to safe-haven assets, as evidenced by a rise in gold prices (up 4% and hitting a one year high) and a slight out-performance of government bonds over equities.  However, for sterling investors, the weakness in the pound helped boost the returns of overseas assets and led to positive returns for all Flying...

Investment Commentary June 2017

Investment Commentary June 2017. The UK general election surprise was the talking point in June, and investors seemed to take fright from the political uncertainty stemming from the result. The FTSE All Share fell 2.5%, reflecting some of the nervousness felt in the aftermath of the election but it was two other factors that arguably impacted...

Investment commentary May 2017

Investment commentary, May 2017 Markets delivered again in May with both equities and fixed income assets generating attractive gains for investors. UK equities rose 4.6%, global equities were up 2.5%, while UK government bonds returned 1.1%. The eyes of Europe focused on France, and the French general elections. The second and final round of...

Investment commentary April 2017

Investment commentary April 2017 “Investing is simple, but not easy”. So says one of the world’s greatest investors, Warren Buffett. At Flying Colours, we try to keep investing simple – aiming to compound equity and fixed income returns over the long-term. We think many fund managers try to over-complicate investing. They spend their...

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