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A Healthy Split…

We encounter behavioural biases many times within our daily routine. Under the current circumstances for example, “confirmation bias” is very prevalent, which represents the tendency to search and favour information that supports our own beliefs. Most of us are likely to place more weight on an article that…

The Investment Committee

8th May, 2020

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Investment Committee Update – Plotting the Journey…

As governments around the world start to consider their exit strategies from lockdown, they will be thinking long and hard around the risks and how best to manage them. It will be imperative to have plans in place to monitor and evaluate containment, so they can ensure the…

The Investment Committee

17th April, 2020

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Coronavirus – Far from over, but glimmers of hope…

The last five weeks have been transformational for the world. We are all feeling the effects of the change, not least the rapid pace that it arrived. At first there was panic buying of toilet rolls, milk and bread. Investment markets fell indiscriminately as people sold assets to…

The Investment Committee

10th April, 2020

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Quarter 1 2020 Investment Review…

We understand that worrying about your finances is not an added burden you need to carry during a time like this and so we want to alleviate this worry as much as we can. We want to reassure you that all of the team are working…

DB Wood Team

3rd April, 2020

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You make the most of your money in a bear market, you just don’t know it at the time!

“Bull” and “Bear” markets are characterised as rises (bull) and falls (bear) of over 20%. They get their names from how the animals attack their prey – bulls bring their horns upwards, and bears hit with their paws downwards. Over the course of the last 100 years, we…

The Investment Committee

27th March, 2020

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A Stay at Home Recession – An Update from our Investment Committee

It has been another incredible week in investment markets. Perhaps the most violent (from a volatility perspective) in history. All assets have moved in extreme ways… even government bonds, that are supposedly “risk-free”, lost considerable value. Interest rates have been cut to all-time lows, and Government spending has exceeded anything…

The Investment Committee

20th March, 2020

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Coronavirus – An Update from our Investment Team…

This week will finish as the worst week for equity markets since the global financial crisis in 2008. We can’t argue that the rise in case numbers and geographical spread hasn’t increased the need for concern, but we must also consider that the media hype spreads fear and…

The Investment Committee

28th February, 2020

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Quarter 4 2019 Investment Review…

Market Review Q4 2019 After a positive first three quarters, investors were expecting more challenges in Q4. The geopolitical risks surrounding US-China trade negotiations and the UK election outcome were both firmly on the horizon, both of which had the potential to disrupt the positive momentum.

The Investment Committee

10th January, 2020

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UK Election: Prepare to Vote

“It may be good to hold some of that cash back Edward. If Corbyn gets in, the markets will crash” said a pretentious, assured gentleman in the row behind me. It was pre-show at the Palladium Theatre, London. Most were either squeezing into their seats, flicking through programmes or crunching…

Alex Chappell

1st November, 2019

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Investment Review Quarter 3 2019

Market Review  After a strong first half of the year, we doubted whether investment markets could continue their upward trajectory across the summer months. Resolutions to issues such as trade uncertainty and Brexit would be needed, both of which end this quarter pretty much where they…

Ashley Brooks

4th October, 2019

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