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Market reaction muted to Italain Referendum Result..

As I write this the Italian stock market is up 0.4%.  After fearing wide falls, the Italian stock markets is actually up. However there are a number of things to note.  Firstly the Italian stock market has already underperformed the wider European stock markets year to date.  That suggests the No vote was already priced in.  After all this was the one vote that pollsters predicted correctly.   The FTSEMIB is in orange, down 28% in the past 12months and the Eurostoxx 50 is in blue and down 10%:  The […]

The rise of uncertainty and unpredicatability…..

Post Brexit and Trump, the world has become significantly more uncertain and unpredictable.  Economic and fiscal forecasts are therefore even more likely to be wildly inaccurate (and they weren’t great at predicting the future to start with).  The OBR has admitted that its forecasts post the Autumn statement are even more inaccurate that they are […]

“Past performance is no guide to future performance…”

love the Herstmonceaux Observatory and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone (even without kids).  Seeing Jupiter’s moons through a 19th century telescope was magical (I still am amazed that the photons entering my eyeball had travelled half way across our solar system).  However this is not why I am writing about it. In their science discovery centre […]

Louise Cooper, CFA, columnist, commentator, speaker and reporter on today's economy and market activity – business, industry, money and personal finance.
'a brilliant communicator with the skill of
making the complicated
comprehensible…a superb depth of financial industry knowledge'
Justin Urquhart-Stewart

with the skill of
making the complicated
comprehensible…a superb depth of financial industry knowledge'
Justin Urquhart-Stewart

Louise Cooper, CFA, columnist, commentator, speaker and reporter on today's economy and market activity – business, industry, money and personal finance.
'a brilliant communicator with the skill of
making the complicated
comprehensible…a superb depth of financial industry knowledge'
Justin Urquhart-Stewart

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