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INNOVATION

Innovation is a weekly financial markets blog written by Jim Wood-Smith, CIO Private Clients.
15
JAN
HOW DOES IT FEEL II
Those of the 1980s' vintage will have recognized this morning's titular opening line from New Order's Blue Monday. Corny, I know. That though is as far as we are going with the allegedly most miserable day of the year. Instead we are backtracking to last week and Green Thursday. The day that the Prime Minister turned greener than her cough at the Party Conference.

08
JAN
THE PALACE OF WISDOM
A very Happy New Year to everyone. One week into January and the party is in full swing. Equity markets the world over are seemingly hitting new highs almost daily, driven by a new-found optimism that economic growth is on the rise. Inflation, like England's batting, is nowhere to be seen.

18
DEC
THE PARENTS OF OPPORTUNITY
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. If Santa's rally goes much further he may not get back in time to load his sleigh next weekend. And if last week's retail sales updates are anything to go by, the elves have been working very hard this year. Even if they are now on zero hours contracts, or (s)elf-employed.

11
DEC
INCONSENSUS
My efforts to be festive continue apace. How can one not be cheery when the nations weather has turned so Christmassy? Indeed yesterday afternoon I was following Cornish traditions by trying to build a figure in the garden from all the white stuff on the lawn. Or as they are known up on the moor: a hailman. That was until the hail hurt too much and I had to take protective shelter. The carrot would never have stayed in place anyway.

04
DEC
CHEWING ON LIFES GRISTLE
This year I am making a special effort to be festive. Christmas is only three weeks today and it is time to be cheery. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I shall begin. Boris. Where else, eh? The media is spinning the joyous news that Mrs May has travelled to agree the extent of the UK's outstanding liabilities to the European Union.

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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.




"The past few months have given the most joyous reminder of the basic human instincts that have been so coldly absent from wider markets."

-- 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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