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My FTSE 250 CAPE Valuation And Forecast For 2023
23 January 2023
The FTSE 250 fell by 20% in 2022 and it's down 22% from its mid-2021 high, so the UK mid-cap index is definitely in a bear market. At the end of 2022, the FTSE 250's CAPE ratio was 18.7.
Soaring Energy Stocks Take Big Toll On UK SI Strategies
22 January 2023
Sustainable Investment index returns in most markets have strayed quite markedly from those of their respective benchmarks over the past tumultuous year. Most UK SI strategies lagged the benchmark in ...
Recruitment Downturn Signals Cooling Wage Growth In U.K.
13 December 2022
Wage growth has moderated, dropping close to the pre-pandemic five-year average. Recruitment agencies in the UK reported a sharp fall in the number of people placed in permanent jobs for a second cons...
The U.K. After 45 Days Of Chaos
25 October 2022
UK's Conservative Party is in the final stage of selecting a new leader, who will then be the next Prime Minister, following the resignation of Liz Truss after only 45 days on the job. The havoc in th...
U.K.'s Energy Cap U-Turn Risks Higher Inflation And Deeper Recession
18 October 2022
The UK government has announced it will make its energy price cap less generous from April next year. That could add 3pp to inflation for much of 2023, and depending on how the changes are made, could...
Upcoming PMI Data In Focus As U.K. Recession Risks Intensify Amid Market Turmoil
15 October 2022
October's flash PMI data for the UK will be eagerly awaited, given the growing chorus of concerns regarding the country's economic health and financial market stability. The additional upward pressure...
U.K. Macroeconomic Turmoil
4 October 2022
After a mini-budget revision was announced, including elimination of the 45% income tax bracket, many financiers who would directly benefit were alarmed, oddly so. The pound depreciated to under $1.04...
A Perfect Storm For U.K. Gilts And FX
23 September 2022
Price action in UK gilts is going from bad to worse. A daunting list of challenges has arisen for sterling-denominated bond investors, and the Treasury's mini-budget has done little to shore up confid...
U.K. Economy Slides Into Contraction In August, Prospects Darken
6 September 2022
The S&P Global/CIPS UK Composite PMI fell below the crucial 50.0 no-change mark during August for the first time in 18 months. A severe and accelerated drop in UK manufacturing output was joined by a ...