Tuesday, 28 June 2016

"HatTip" - Brexit!

Below is a cut 'n' paste from an email sent to all clients this morning.

We all get way too many emails. This is one of the reasons I don't bombard you with them. However, we live in interesting and unsettling times presently, and I hope you forgive this unsolicited entry to your "Inbox"!

Obviously, I am touching base with you on the back of last Thursday's EU Referendum result. Whichever way you voted, the outcome is what it is.

Let's quickly recap: UK markets, sterling etc went up strongly a week or so before 23rd June 2016. Although no-one really knows what individual factors drive markets,

Sunday, 7 February 2016

"HatTip" - Mother to Son: "I have no idea what you do."

When your mum asks you how your clients are handling the bad news around the markets and you answer "Very well: they have been silent", I guess you are asking for trouble.

But that is why I am called Nick "Trouble Is My Middle Name" Lincoln: brave to a fault, I go where others fear to tread. And if antagonising your mother is not a sure fire route to perdition then I do not know what is.

Now I do not rile her deliberately; I am fond of my mother - she has been like a parent to me. But she

Monday, 25 January 2016

"HatTip" - "A Tax On Stupidity"

It remains one of life's oddities that the very people who must invest are typically those least inclined to do so. Many such people choose to shun investment "risk", preferring instead the illusory safety of cash.

This is probably very true at the moment: markets are apparently volatile; one can almost hear the waves of relief as nervous "investors" sell their portfolios to cash until things "settle down".