The recent stock market turmoil – and its lessons for the future…

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    In the first week of January, the BBC published an article in its business pages: ‘Stock markets hit record highs – here are three reasons why.’ World stock markets did indeed hit record highs in January – and then at the beginning of this week, world markets fell dramatically. Was it the beginning of a global downturn? Should investors sell everything and head for the hills? In this special article for our clients, we take a look at what happened, why it happened and what the lessons might be for the future. […]

    What are the risks behind the Bitcoin boom…

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      September saw crypto-currency Bitcoin cross the $5,000 threshold on CoinDesk’s price index for the first time, the equivalent of £3,862. Whilst its value has since dipped, trading at $4,367.35 (£3,349.74) at the time of writing, the increase has led to the total value of publicly traded crypto-currencies to more than $176 billion. […]