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Weekly Market Update- Week Ending 10/06/2022

29 Jul 2022
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It has been a lower week for investment markets as concerns over weakening economic sentiment and high inflation persist. Following months of inflation climbing significantly above target, the European Central Bank (ECB) set out plans on Thursday to end its eight-year policy of negative interest rates. The bank announced that it will stop its bond…

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Weekly Market Update- Week Ending 27/05/2022

29 Jul 2022
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A mixed week for equity markets as sentiment swung back and forth almost daily. Investors are trying to interpret the Federal Reserve’s (Fed) next move as it continues to tighten monetary policy in the coming months to combat inflation. Minutes from their latest meeting were released on Wednesday, which showed that policymakers agreed that half…

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Weekly Market Update- Week Ending 20/05/2022

29 Jul 2022
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“Inflation is as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hitman.” – Ronald Reagan Prices continue to climb in the UK, with inflation jumping to 9% in the 12 months to April, having been 7% in March. The sharp rise has been blamed on the big increase…

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Weekly Market Update- Week Ending 13/05/2022

29 Jul 2022
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Global equity markets were lower this week. With the mood already sombre, when US inflation data surprised on the upside it prompted further selling of risk assets as concerns increased about the pace of possible interest-rate rises. Although US consumer prices fell from 8.5% to 8.3%, it was higher than expectations of 8.1% and remains…

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Weekly Market Update- Week Ending 06/05/2022

29 Jul 2022
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With inflation soaring and central bankers playing catch up, it was highly likely interest rates were going to increase this week. The question was though, by just how much? In the US, the Federal Reserve announced on Wednesday night a 0.5% increase to a range of 0.75% to 1% and closer to home on Thursday…

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Weekly Market Update- Week Ending 29/04/2022

29 Jul 2022
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Reporting season continued at pace this week. The mega-cap technology names announced a mixed bag, with Alphabet missing analysts’ estimates, Microsoft beating theirs, and Meta (formerly Facebook) rocketing 17% on Thursday as user numbers returned to growth. Closer to home, GlaxoSmithKline reported a year-on-year 71% growth in profits in the quarter to the end of…

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Weekly Market Update- Week Ending 22/04/2022

29 Jul 2022
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The first-quarter earnings season gathered pace this week. Whilst overall the trend so far has been positive, pricing power is key as profit margins are squeezed with businesses facing cost pressures from rising inflation. The biggest high-profile loser was Netflix, which saw its share price tumble 35% on Wednesday. Netflix user numbers fell by 200k,…

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Weekly Market Update- Week Ending 15/04/2022

29 Jul 2022
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Investment markets were broadly higher this week. Talks continued in Ukraine and the oil price fell on news the US will release a record amount of its reserves. This measure will help to alleviate some major supply issues as countries continue to search for alternatives to Russian oil. Against the uncertain backdrop in recent months,…

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Business Protection: The Overlooked Benefit

15 Jun 2022
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Whilst there is recognition of the need to cover risks which may affect machinery, technological equipment and the premises, the one element of cover that, from our experience, seems to be commonly overlooked is that of protection for the business owners and their key members of staff. This is an area where we believe we…

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Tax & Financial Planning and Wealth Management Webinar

23 May 2022
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You can view this webinar on the MHA website, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Twitter.

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