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INNOVATION

Innovation is a weekly financial markets blog written by Jim Wood-Smith, CIO Private Clients.
19
NOV
HIGH ON EMOTION
I am sorry. I am sure the last thing you want to hear about this morning is Brexit. It is like tinnitus, whining away in the background and never going away. The problem is that it matters a lot. Markets are moving significantly according to the whims of flouncing politicians. To the rest of the world it may look like a stereotypical music hall farce, but try telling that to shareholders of the UK's banks or house builders.

12
NOV
WHEN BLACK FRIDAY COMES
It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. This is not just because the weather is warm and damp: it is already seemingly impossible to buy one's skinny decaf Honduran arabica macchiato in a multi-use receptacle (translates as 'a cup of coffee') without having one's ears assaulted by Noddy, Cliff, Roy or Shaky.

05
NOV
THE ECONOMY STUPID
We should start November with some seasonal fun. The weekend weather was horrendous and I believe that emptying 115 bags of very well-rotted horse manure was possibly not the best exercise for my back. So how else should one brighten this Monday morning other than debating whose effigy should be on the bonfire tonight?

29
OCT
THE NORTH WIND DOTH BLOW
We have done Blue Monday puns in Innovation on several occasions. The dealing screens this morning are duly showing a more optimistic colour to start the week, but there is no escaping that global equity markets are acting as if next door's dog has left a present on the front lawn. As we tried to explain last week, sometimes the mood music of the markets just changes. One minute everyone is happily humming along to S Club, then someone puts on Leonard Cohen instead.

22
OCT
AS BRAMLEYS FROM A TREE
It is as if markets take holidays and roadshows as an affront. There is a certain inevitability about the correlation between time away from the office and the magnitude of market moves. This is especially so if one embarks on a fortnight's worth of seminars arguing a particular viewpoint. The nice chart of the S&P 500 Index that I have been using used to finish perfectly in the top right hand corner. No more: it dropped quicker than the Bramleys off my tree in Storm Callum.

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It is a virtue of our size that we do not have to have an off-the-shelf view on every investment in the universe. Our process is highly targeted: we are snipers rather than having analytical armies. Instead we concentrate our efforts on identifying the very best stocks, bonds and funds for our portfolios.

Nor do we worry about the composition of stock market indices, believing that size is no guarantee of quality, and we like to think thematically rather than over-analysing shorter-term market noise. Our focus is on blending quality, value and momentum, to identify attractive investments for our clients.

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JIM WOOD-SMITH
CIO Private Clients


IAN WOOLLEY, CFA
Senior Investment Analyst


JAMES CLARK
Fund Analyst


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