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7 famous market bubbles

The investment bubbles in this article demonstrate that if something looks too good to be true, then it probably is. Bitcoin, for example, has seen tremendous highs and lows. That’s why we take a pragmatic approach, diversifying and creating portfolios designed to rise with the market but also to be resilient if the market falls.

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Charging Ahead

A recent report shows sales of electric vehicles across the world are growing significantly, we find out why this has happened, who the big players are and what the future holds.

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Economic output has recovered, but should we fear a financial reckoning?

From the rapid nosedive following lockdowns in March 2020 to springing earnings in the first half of ‘21, we’ve moved through this business cycle at top speed. It’s time to take a look at potential market implications and ask ourselves: does economic payback await?

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Death and Taxes

After weeks of strength, markets have taken a pause to contemplate this week as investors weigh Biden’s proposal for higher taxes on the wealthy to fund his new social plan. With equity sentiment somewhat
stretched, it doesn’t take much for markets to consolidate and the stall this week is perhaps overdue after weeks of relentless drives upwards.

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A statement on Sanlam Wealth

South Africa’s largest insurer Sanlam Ltd has sold its UK wealth division (Sanlam Wealth) to funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (“Oaktree”), for a total consideration of £140 million. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approval and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2022.

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Price Panic

Confidence that has permeated markets for weeks appeared to lose momentum this week as nonfarm payrolls and inflation figures caused the charging bull to take a moment to catch its breath. Nonfarm payrolls (a measure of US employment) fell far short of expectations whilst inflation printed its highest month-on-month gain since 2008.

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