Blog, IC Insights

January Performance Update…

Warren Buffet once wrote “a wildly fluctuating market means that irrationally low prices will periodically be attached to solid businesses”. It may seem like a simple statement, but its often the simple things that we forget in periods of volatility. Investment markets are, after all, an aggregation of all our…

DB Wood Team

4th February, 2022

IC Insights

The Inflation Game…

As we noted in our recently issued 2021 performance update and 2022 outlook, we were expecting a turbulent first quarter this year. Although we are only in mid-January, markets have indeed brought some early volatility, so we thought it appropriate to drop an interim line to clients to reiterate our…

DB Wood Team

20th January, 2022

IC Insights

Quarter 4 2021 Investment Review…

Market Review We entered the last quarter of 2021 with significant ongoing COVID uncertainty, rising inflation and with policymakers considering their hand, on interest rates. We finished it with slightly less COVID uncertainty, still high inflation levels and more restrictive policy with a tick up in interest rates. Importantly, markets…

DB Wood Team

7th January, 2022

DB News

A Review of 2021…

Well, 2021 went by in a flash! In my closing blog last year, I thought the central case for this year would be one of significant improvement on a number of fronts. From a COVID perspective, while I do think that’s true in some ways; billions of people have been…

Ashley Brooks

17th December, 2021

Blog, IC Insights

November Performance Review & Omicron Update…

November was progressing very nicely until Omicron turned up the heat in the last week of the month. The deluge of media coverage that has followed has concerned investors, and there has been some market volatility as a result. Our portfolio’s hit all-time highs in mid-November, though they have since…

DB Wood Team

3rd December, 2021

Blog, DB News

Home is where the heart is…

For several of us here at DB Wood, Newark-on-Trent has been home for many years. For DB Wood itself, it’s been home for the better part of 40. Our footprint reaches back to acquiring a small office in the Market Place in 2000, stretching then over to Stodman Street, to…

Georgia Ashley

25th November, 2021

Blog, IC Insights

October Performance Update…

As famous investor Chuck Prince once said “as long as the music is playing, you’ve got to get up and dance”. For the last decade and a bit, the music has been the sound of money coming into the system to support economies in one form or another. The tune…

Alex Chappell

12th November, 2021

Blog, Hot Topics

Are Premium Bonds worth it?…

I’m sure I’m not alone in this… every Saturday at my local, they run a ‘Bonus Ball’ lottery that all the regulars take part in. If you’re not familiar, it’s simple. Each member pays a pound and picks a number between 1 and 59. If your number is picked as…

Georgia Ashley

28th October, 2021

Blog, IC Insights

Could the UK fall back into recession next year?…

Rising prices, record job vacancies (apparent full employment) and upcoming tax rises… not really an ideal set of economic circumstances heading into 2022! Consequently, many commentators are suggesting we may not be far away from a second recession in three years. Yet the Bank of England continue to talk up…

Alex Chappell

15th October, 2021

Blog, IC Insights

Quarter 3 2021 Investment Review

2021 bucked the usual trend of a quieter summer period for investors. Coming into July the market narrative was centred on a strong economic recovery potentially leading to inflationary pressure. Whilst it seems ironic especially given this week’s supply and demand issues around petrol and household energy prices, the risk…

DB Wood Team

1st October, 2021

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