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INNOVATION

Innovation is a weekly financial markets blog written by Jim Wood-Smith, CIO Private Clients.
12
JUN
SAIL AWAY, AWAY
My apologies to the supporters of the PM, what follows is a purely personal and probably irrational rant. Mrs May is a national embarrassment. She is a liability damaging the UK's international standing and she needs to resign forthwith, if not fifthwith. The longer she refuses so to do, the greater the uncertainty about what is going to happen to the country, to Brexit and to, well, pretty much everything.

05
JUN
HOUSE OF CARDS
Maybe it is time for all of us over a certain age to hang up our boots. Long in the tooth, over the hill, out of touch, stuck in the mud. So much of what we have learned to be right and true about investment markets in the past three decades is under such intense scrutiny that maybe, just maybe, it is different this time.

22
MAY
ABSENT FRIENDS
Both the major parties have published their manifestos for next month's election. I try, but frequently fail, to restrict my comments about the upcoming vote to its impact on markets. Anything else and I tend to upset three quarters of the readership, something that suggests that Mrs May is terribly popular with the middle-aged middle-class.

15
MAY
JEEPERS CREEPERS
There is a familiarity about this week. The weather is in from the south-west, we are grateful not to have nil-pointed Eurovision on Saturday night and Reading are about to lose in the play-offs. We also have a new Inflation Report to get stuck into.

08
MAY
AN AUDIENCE WITH PERRY
By the time we all reach a certain age, we have built up a long list of people we have worked with. Life's tapestry can be very rich, which is an obtuse way of saying that I have had my fair share of stinkers. I am sure they feel likewise. But I hope that we have all had more than our fair share of those who are life-enhancers; the ones without whom our time on the mortal treadmill would have been a lesser experience.

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JARGON BUSTING

The investment world loves a flutter of jargon. It makes commentators sound ever so clever.
Yet behind this flamboyant lexicon are often some fairly simple, easy-to-grasp concepts.
Here is a collection of articles seeking to extract the crux from the complex, the idea from the over-engineered.
Alpha & Beta Behavioural Finance Bull & Bear Markets
Contango & Backwardation Contingent Convertible Bonds Correlation
Cyclically Adjusted P/E Ratio Diversification Duration
Enterprise Value Gearing Hedging
High Frequency Trading P/E vs. P/B Put & Call Options
Risk Share Buybacks Sharpe Ratios
Short Selling / Stock Lending Smart Beta Structured Products
Tracking Error Value at Risk

UNDERNEATH THE ARCHES

Underneath the Arches is our quarterly newsletter for private clients, in which we attempt to explain what has happened in investment markets in recent months and to lay out our expectations for the future.




"Long experience is telling us that this is classically the last stage of a very long-lived equity bull market."

-- JIM WOOD-SMITH

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JIM WOOD-SMITH
CIO Private Clients


IAN WOOLLEY, CFA
Senior Investment Analyst


JAMES CLARK
Fund Analyst


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