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Will property prices fall post-Brexit?

At the time of writing this blog a Brexit deal with the EU seems highly unlikely, thank goodness.  Two years ago there was a referendum. The result was a 52%:48% vote in favour of leaving the EU. There is nothing in EU legislation or rules that require a divorce...

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Why CRAABs could replace FAANGs in the future

For those of you in the know, the popular acronym of FAANGs stands for Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google.  Up until the last quarter of 2018 these shares were considered by most people to be virtually unstoppable. This resulted in many investors investing...

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The wonder of numbers

The world of finance and numbers has been a lifetime passion and fascination to me. I can’t explain why. I guess I am just as passionate about figures as David Attenborough is about nature and wildlife. It’s simply in my blood. One of the most historically interesting...

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WHY MEGATRENDS ARE IMPORTANT FOR INVESTORS

I recently read a BlackRock research study on megatrends, which I found really interesting. What are megatrends? They are powerful, transformative forces that could change the global economy, business and society. These megatrends are longer term in nature and have...

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Has asset allocation had its day?

Ever since the successful academic studies of Professor Harry Markowitz it has been generally accepted that asset allocation or diversification of risk is the best way to achieve reasonable investment returns whilst at the same time minimising risk. Professor Harry...

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Is longevity the next big investment sector?

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that we launched our first fund, The CCM Intelligent Wealth Fund, in April this year. The fund invests in 8 sectors of the future. We have recently decided to add a 9th sector - Longevity. We really can, and probably will,...

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