Monthly Archives: December 2014

athens

Greece is the word…..again!

Oh dear, another political crisis in Greece and an election due on January 25th. So far, markets are reasonably calm about the outcome. The question for WealthiFi readers might be “Will Greek bank deposits show similar inertia?”. 

December 30th, 2014 by

Debt

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lab rat

The Japan lab rat is missing foreign fund flows…

The world’s most extreme financial experimental lab rat, Japan, is experiencing a high degree of scepticism from foreign investors. Foreign flows this year into Japan’s equity markets are down 94% from 2013.

December 30th, 2014 by

Behavioural Finance

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utilities

And the 2014 shock sector winner is…..Utilities!

Apart from oil prices the other great shock this year was lower interest rates. This has produced an entirely consistent response in terms of sector performance with Utilities taking top spot for the year in the US.

December 30th, 2014 by

Style & Sector Trends

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Chart: Apple creates iReland or iWatch?

As Apple cruises above $700 billion in market value it prompts us to look for some perspective rather than at our iWatch.

December 1st, 2014 by

Quality Franchises

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telephone tears

Telecoms: Corporate activity could end in tears…

WealthiFi often writes “watch what they do not what they say”. Well, the telecoms sector is potentially seeing some interesting corporate activity. The risk question for us is why do telecoms companies need to buy now?

December 1st, 2014 by

Mergers and Acquisitions

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oil pain

Financials: US high yield bond market cracking or fracking?

The majority of mainstream commentary has focused on the dramatic fall in the oil price, the share price carnage in energy stocks and a potential boost to consumers. However, the financial sector will be watching developments nervously.

December 1st, 2014 by

Debt

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