Market commentary

Someone else will do the work

Blain's Morning Porridge "The Lord above gave man an arm of iron, but with a little bit of luck, someone else will do the work.." I've just seen the surest sign economic apocalypse lies around the corner: Holiday sales in the UK are up 5 percent on a like for like basis, confirming we are...
Trouble on the way

Blain's Morning Porridge "I see trouble on the way, I see earthquakes and lightning, I see bad times today..." I got up early to see the Super Blood Wolf Moon this morning. It hung in the western sky, a baleful dark pink ball in the sky - caused by the earth eclipsing the moon. Reading the...
Maintain a healthy scepticism

Blain's Morning Porridge "By Toutatis!" Wow…we passed the middle of the first month of the New Year, and the world hasn't blown up. Phew… that's a relief.. For a moment I thought 2019 might get messy. Messy is as Messy is. If you can call the current Brexit mess calm and considered...
Lights go out

Blain's Morning Porridge  "Governments crack and systems fall, cause unity is powerful, lights go out..." There is little point commenting on yesterday's Brexit shenanigans – except to note the degree of parliamentary indiscipline across the Conservative & Unionist Party was even...
Near-term pessimism driving markets, but…


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