Rising from generations of socio-political instability
Investors should stick to their long-term strategic equity allocations
Picture the scene. Concerned about the strength of the US dollar, President Donald Trump meets with world leaders to seal a deal to further US interests.
Attractive dividend yields
Polls kick off on 11 April
The Japanese stockmarket offers opportunities for investing in growth companies that are benefiting from structural changes in business or consumption patterns, or from demographic patterns such as the ageing, declining population.
We are all tired of talking about backstops and customs unions and voting blocs, but Brexit chat still manages to get centre stage to the exclusion of all else.
Gender diversity and plastics dominate landscape
Companies with low-skilled labour force could struggle
Improving prospects in Japan
How important are shareholders to a business? Normally, very important.
Hope amid trade war and Brexit concerns
Investment spending has picked up
Conundrum for investors
In recent months we have been buying 0-5 year US inflation-linked bonds (TIPS) as a defensive move to get exposure to the US dollar, writes MitonOptimal's Peter Geikie-Cobb.
We believe Japan is slowly emerging from its long period of deflation.
Political concerns remain
While US stocks reached record levels over the summer months, political turbulence in the US, heightened geopolitical activity - as a result of increasing tensions with North Korea - and investor concerns about the costly impacts of Hurricane Harvey weighed...