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Japan – why negative interest rates can be good for investors

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The Bank of Japan announced negative interest rates on Friday 29th January 2016 thus causing a rally in Japanese equities and a comparative fall in Japanese bonds. Inflation is not rising sufficiently to keep pace with the target figure of 2% and rather than allow confidence in the Japanese stock market to further falter, the Bank of Japan announced additional measures to stimulate the economy. The immediate aftermath of that…

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Time to sell up or the time we have been waitIng for?

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Global stock markets in 2016 have opened with a vengeance, maintaining some of the worries that afflicted them towards the end of 2015. China steals more headlines, the bottom has seemingly fallen out of oil and automotive companies continue to fail emissions tests. So the result must be an unequivocal Armageddon, according to some commentators at least. Time to sell up, run to cash and fear investing for a generation…

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Don't panic

Black Monday?

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There are two ways of looking at global stock markets today. The bearish side which will be spread across news headlines tomorrow saying that a financial crash is underway prompted by China; or the bullish side which views stock markets as pausing from a sustained rally before rebounding through the rest of 2015. As ever we won’t know which view is right without hindsight, but our opinion at the moment…

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