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Markets & Key Events | 6th September 2019

Markets & Key Events Sentiment turns positive despite widespread evidence of contraction in manufacturing sector Market sentiment turned positive this week, despite data released at the start of the week which pointed towards wide spread contraction within the manufacturing sector, as a series of positive announcements turned investors perceptions.  The withdrawal of the contentious extradition Read more

2019-09-10T12:23:53+01:00September 10th, 2019|Latest News|

Solar Energy Grows Up

Solar Energy Grows Up by John Fleetwood When subsidies for renewable energy projects were removed, the government was accused of acting against their climate change commitments.  Yet in recent years, the cost of both wind and solar energy has fallen dramatically. Fall in costs of solar and wind energy since 2010. Source: BloombergNEF May 2019 Read more

2019-08-01T06:51:10+01:00August 1st, 2019|Latest from John Fleetwood|

Markets & Key Events | 19th July2019

Markets await further news to provide direction It has been a mixed week for markets, whilst investors wait for further news to provide direction.  The first week of second quarter company earnings season has provided mixed results, but it is too early to draw any conclusion as to whether an economic slowdown is evident.  President Read more

2019-07-26T08:00:05+01:00July 26th, 2019|Latest News|

Markets & Key Events | 28th June 2019

Markets have been choppy this week ahead of the G20 meeting in Japan, when President Trump of the US and President Xi of China are due to have a side meeting to discuss the trade war.  Second to this, whilst expectations are running high for the US Federal Reserve (Fed) to cut interest rates in Read more

2019-07-02T10:05:25+01:00July 2nd, 2019|Latest News|

Investing in Social Enterprise

Investing in Social Enterprise by John Fleetwood Social Enterprise - One of the Positive Pennine Portfolio’s core holdings is the Rathbone Ethical Bond Fund.   This is a large fund of over £1 billion, so even 1% of the portfolio can make a lot of difference.  To their credit the managers of this fund have recognised Read more

2019-06-25T06:29:01+01:00June 25th, 2019|Latest from John Fleetwood|

Markets & Key Events | 21st June 2019

Markets & Key Events | 21st June 2019 Rising tensions between Iran and the US superseded by expectations of monetary easing Despite Iran downing a United States surveillance drone on Thursday, and unqualified reports of President Trump having been on the brink of authorising retaliatory air strikes, both equity and bond markets rallied this week, Read more

2019-07-02T10:01:06+01:00June 24th, 2019|Latest News|

Highlights & Lowlights | May 2019

Highlights & Lowlights: what caught our eye in May 2019 The rally in equity markets stalled in May. Stock markets fell across the world with few exceptions (India bucked the trend after investors reacted positively to the re-election of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister), whilst Fixed Interest and gold rose on the back of increased Read more

2019-06-12T12:52:59+01:00June 12th, 2019|Latest News|

PWS Investment Seminar | Lancashire Manor Hotel | Thursday 5th September 2019

Lancashire Manor Hotel is the venue for the third Pennine Wealth Solutions Investment Seminar of 2019. To be held on Thursday 5th September 2019. Teas, coffee and cake reception at 4:00p.m. Presentation to commence at 4:30p.m. Pennine Wealth Solutions will be presenting an insightful look at the investment landscape, at their Investment Seminar on the Read more

2019-06-07T09:24:28+01:00June 7th, 2019|Events|

Markets & Key Events | 17th May 2019

Markets & Key Events | 17th May 2019 The US China economic trade war dominated markets once again this week, as the Chinese responded in kind to Trump increasing tariffs, by raising tariffs themselves on $60bn worth of US imports.  Markets tumbled sharply on Monday, with technology one of the worst hit sectors, and government Read more

2019-05-20T08:20:23+01:00May 20th, 2019|Latest News|

Markets & Key Events | 13th May 2019

Markets & Key Events | 13th May 2019 US tariffs increased to 25% on $200bn worth of Chinese exports Following a tweet from Donald Trump last weekend, markets were dominated by the threat of US tariffs being increased from 10% to 25% on $200bn worth of Chinese exports on Friday, if trade negotiations failed to Read more

2019-05-14T06:33:17+01:00May 14th, 2019|Latest News|