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Stock market’s ‘Great Rotation’ May Catch Investors Off-Guard

November 23, 2020

Increasing noise around the rotation from growth to value stocks on upbeat vaccine news is misguided and may well catch-out investors.A number of major advances in the fight against Covid-19 is leading to an unparalleled rotation in stocks, a counter movement by traders from one equity class or sector into another.A higher level of optimism driven by progress towards the roll-out of a coronavirus vaccine has prompted many investors around the world to move away from several of 2020’s high-flying stocks, and instead go for those left troubled by coronavirus.Over the past few days, we’ve seen a significant, extreme rotation from growth to momentum stocks, including stay-at-home tech, to value funds, including financials and industrials, following the positive vaccine news.Expectations for a

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Biden Will Deliver a Boost to Stock Markets and Economy

November 9, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden will deliver a boost to global stock markets and the U.S. and world economy, affirms the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organizations. The observation from Nigel Green, chief executive and founder of deVere Group, comes as the Democrat candidate won the race to become the next U.S. president, defeating Donald Trump following a nail-biting vote count after Tuesday’s election. Biden won more than 73 million votes, the most ever for a U.S. presidential candidate. Mr Green says: “President-elect Joe Biden will deliver a boost to global stock markets and the U.S. and world economy. “Although a Biden win was pretty much priced-in by the markets, his victory will eliminate uncertainty – which they loathe – and they will rally further as

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U.S. Election Rattles Markets, But Investors Should Sit Tight – For Now

November 4, 2020

Global markets will be shaken by U.S. election uncertainty, and investors should sit tight and not reposition as yet.President Trump falsely claimed victory on Wednesday morning before all votes have been counted, he called the election a ‘major fraud on the American public’ and demanded no more votes be counted.This would mean the outcome will be contested by the Democrats and could result in a lengthy, complex court battle, and also likely on the streets of America too.This mammoth uncertainty within the world’s biggest economy will send some global stock markets into a tailspin as investors become rattled about a clear outcome taking longer to achieve than anticipated.Indeed, a chaotic contested outcome is just what the markets didn’t want.As it stands, the election is down to the wire

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Possible Contested U.S. Election? Investors Should Prepare Now

November 2, 2020

Investors need to be prepared for substantial market volatility should there be a disputed outcome in this week’s U.S. presidential election.Joe Biden continues to lead Donald Trump in the national polls and the markets have already priced-in a win for the Democrats.This has been seen over the past few weeks as investors have been piling into renewables, industrials and other sectors that could benefit from Biden winning the keys to the White House.Nevertheless, history has taught us not to underestimate Donald Trump. Although over 81 million may have already cast their vote ahead of Tuesday’s election day, these voters will more likely be Democrats.Indeed, Trump has encouraged his supporters to wait and vote on the actual day due to alleged concerns regarding mail-in voting.Therefore, we

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U.S. Stimulus Would Be Welcomed By Markets – But Is It Masking The Real Problem?

October 21, 2020

Stock markets are cautiously optimistic that the U.S. can agree a stimulus package before next month’s presidential election.However, even if that’s the case, it will likely be a temporary sticking-plaster masking the long-term problem: unemployment.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Secretary Steven Mnuchin were in talks again on Tuesday as both sides attempt to reach a deal over another substantial fiscal stimulus package before the November 3 election.Republican senators lambasted a $1.8 trillion offer made by the Trump administration earlier this month as too large, which Ms Pelosi rebuffed as “insufficient”.There is no doubt that bringing an end to the impasse that would permit more stimulus would provide a much-needed lifeline to millions of people throughout America.Generally speaking,

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Three Key Principles to Follow to Enjoy a Comfortable Retirement

October 19, 2020

2020 has seen the world profoundly change as the COVID-19 crisis sparks colossal shifts in global economies, businesses and personal finances.That said, one thing that hasn’t changed is that we all still desire a comfortable retirement with financial freedom, and at the age of our choosing.Even in today’s world, it IS still possible.The magnitude of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has affected every aspect of our financial lives, with a large number of people incredibly concerned about their retirement plans.Further geopolitical uncertainty is undoubtedly on the way, which will drive markets and, therefore, financial plans.Although financial strategies need to undergo regular review to ensure they are suitable for this era – which will likely include negative interest

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U.S. election: Investor fears spike over possible contested outcome

September 30, 2020

A disputed outcome to the upcoming U.S. presidential election in November is now the primary concern for investors, topping a second wave of coronavirus.This is according to a survey carried out by deVere Group, who asked over 700 clients ‘What is your biggest investment worry for the rest of 2020?’The number one investment worry was a contested U.S. election (72%); the effect of a second wave of Covid-19 (18%) and the U.S.-China trade war (5%). The remaining 5% was comprised of geopolitical issues such as Brexit.The 735 people who took part in the poll are resident in the UK, North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Australasia.We can clearly see that investors across the globe are starting to become seriously concerned about the U.S. presidential election.However, it’s not

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Securing stable relations with China must be high on the agenda for Biden or Trump

August 20, 2020

Whoever wins the upcoming U.S. Presidential Election in November, Joe Biden or Donald Trump, it’s imperative they secure stable relations with China that would claim victory in an all-out trade war.Mr Biden is getting ready to give his official acceptance speech on Thursday night to the Democratic National Convention to become the party’s nominee to run against Trump on November 3.The definitive foreign policy issue of this election will be managing China and sustaining the United States’ tenuous economic dominance over its key trade and commerce rival.The Democratic and the Republican candidates appear to agree that maintaining a tough stance on China will score points with the electorate.As such, we can expect to see both Biden and Trump step up their China-bashing between now and the

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Investors need to ‘President-proof’ wealth, ahead of U.S. election

August 10, 2020

With just 84 days remaining until the U.S. Presidential Election, now’s the time for investors to ‘President-proof’ their investments.As it stands, Democrat former Vice President Joe Biden looks set to be the likely winner against President Trump. Biden has been leading numerous national polls and in nearly every poll in the main six battleground states of Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.Nevertheless, according to latest polls, President Trump’s position is no longer weakening.Of course, as expected global media has been dominated by the coronavirus pandemic over the past five months. Therefore, it’s not hard to forget that the defining issue of 2020 for investors was always supposed to be the U.S. Presidential Election.Whoever wins on November 3, we

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Investors boost portfolios on predictions of further Fed stimulus

June 30, 2020

As yet more stimulus looks on the cards from the U.S. Congress and Federal Reserve, investors are taking action to buy stocks to boost their portfolios.Indeed, the White House is pressing for stimulus checks, which we could see in July, and it is widely forecast that the Federal Reserve will prolong its unparalleled range of stimulus measures.Following the coronavirus-fuelled panic that shook financial markets, they have been on a robust upward trajectory since the end of March, largely propelled by the record levels of stimulus.Consequently, as it looks increasingly likely that the United States will receive another round of stimulus in the not-too-distant future – providing asset prices with a further boost – investors are now moving to buy stocks to strengthen their portfolios ahead of

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Looming negative interest rates triggering investors to take action

May 30, 2020

Negative interest rates are on the horizon and, as a result, investors are eyeing opportunities to bolster their portfolios to get ahead of the likely direction of travel and grow their wealth.The Federal Reserve is doing almost whatever it takes to prop-up the faltering U.S. economy – including parachuting $2.3trn in via a raft of emergency measures. Whilst another tool is at the central bank’s disposal, that of negative rates, it remains controversial. However, against a backdrop of dismal economic data including unemployment approaching 40 million, there is a growing consensus that they are looming.Indeed, rate options, which gauge monetary policy forecasts, implied earlier this month a 23% likelihood that the key federal funds rate will drop below zero by the end of 2020, according to

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