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Key Takeaways The economy can absorb the Fed’s interest rate hike Buybacks are on the rise given current valuations Ukraine expresses willingness to claim neutrality This Sunday, March 20, is the first official day of the spring season! And while …

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Citizen of the World

By Chris Bailey, European Strategist, Raymond James UK     “I am a citizen of the world, and also a citizen of Ukraine” — Victor Pinchuk Events in Eastern Europe over the last week have correctly dominated TV, radio, newspaper and …

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Welcome to February

By Chris Bailey, European Strategist, Raymond James UK   “Uncertainty of any sort results in volatility…” — Raghuram Rajan There is a famous quote by the legendary Belgian professional cyclist Eddy Merckx that he “raced from 1 February to 31 October …

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Monthly Market Commentary – November 2021

Remember, Remember The Importance of November   Chris Bailey, European Strategist, Raymond James Investment Services “The month of November makes me feel that life is passing more quickly” – Henry Rollins October was generally a positive month for global equity …

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The end of summer, but not the year.

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.”— William Shakespeare Hopefully you enjoyed a good summer break. August was another positive month for many financial markets, with one pan-European (including the U.K.) index achieving a seventh consecutive advance. Whilst 2021 …

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Monthly Market Commentary August 2021

“Plagues and wars take people equally by surprise” – Albert Camus                                                            …

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Monthly Market Commentary June 2021

“I was quiet, but I was not blind” – Jane Austen, Mansfield Park                                                        …

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