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Cambridge Weekly 5th August 2019

The Elephant and the Little Old Lady: A tale of two Central Banks It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Dickens’ immortal line roughly sums up the differing actions of two of the world’s major central banks this week. In the US, the Federal Reserve...

Cambridge Weekly Update 29th July 2019

The quick and the not-so-quick It’s official: May is out and Boris is in. But despite the political changes this could bring, currency markets hardly reacted. £-sterling started the month at €1=£0.897, and remains at that level at the time of writing. It has weakened...

Cambridge Weekly 22nd July 2019

…‘twere well it were done quickly It has been another reasonable week for risk assets, especially equities. At the time of writing, markets around the world are within a percentage point of last week’s highs. In the US, large cap stocks are floating just off the...

Cambridge Weekly Update 15th July 2019

Positioning for a summer of wait and see Cambridge’s investment team held its in-depth investment committee meeting last week, where we reflect on how the economy and capital markets have developed relative to our expectations from previous meetings and what may have...

Cambridge Weekly Update 8th July 2019

Liquidity drives stock markets to new highs – for how long? The highly anticipated meeting between US President Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Osaka came and went - with somewhat of a damp squib outcome compared to some...

Cambridge Weekly Update 1st July 2019

The tortoise cracks the egg – what’s real diversification? ‘Don’t put all your eggs in one basket’ is a phrase we hear time and time again. Although useful in explaining the concept to clients, it’s not really helpful in explaining why we seek to diversify and how it...

Cambridge Weekly Update 24th June 2019

Battle of the ‘doves’ There were relatively few economic data or corporate announcements this week. The US came within a hair’s breadth of clearly carrying out an act of war against Iran. And the global stocks rose 2.25% during this week, with the US S&P500 index...

Cambridge Weekly Update 17th June 2019

Mixed messages After a good start, June has carried on in a positive way for investors. Over the past week stock markets consolidated their gains, while bond yields stopped falling. Following the rapid deterioration of US manufacturing data, a number of positive data...

Cambridge Weekly Update 10th June 2019

The return of the central bank put? Stock markets rallied on the hope that central banks' reassuring comments will lead to monetary stimulus once again Are Woodford's woes the death knell for active management? With deep knowledge of his investment approach we go...

Cambridge Weekly Update 3rd June 2019

Bond rally musings It all seemed to make a lot of sense to the media commentators this past week: government bonds rallied and equity markets fell because investors no longer expect a return of meaningful global economic growth during 2019, and in the UK the...

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