How has the announcement of a snap General Election affected the financial and investment community so far and how will its outcome affect them?
In the immediate aftermath of Theresa May’s announcement of a snap general election, markets moved considerably: in the world of finance, uncertainty breeds volatility. Markets have now reconciled with the widely anticipated outcome of a landslide Tory win and the expected Brexit route. Both traditional polls and our own sentiment analysis support this prediction. The […]
Brexit economic uncertainty or seasonality? Why the restaurant sector is seeing a decline
Why is the restaurant sector seeing a decline? Economic uncertainty following Brexit and Trump has reduced the disposable incomes of many, increasing the preference of “dining in” as opposed to “dining out”. Restaurants: like-for-like sales -0.6% Pubs: like-for-like sales -1.2% YOY sales: -1.0% Intent to go out: -2.93% Political impact on decision to go out: […]
US election response matters
Many investors and fund managers had hoped that the surprise Brexit result was a one off. It couldn’t possibly happen again, could it? The underdog pulling on the emotive strings of the populist vote above reason, logic and to some extent humanity. And that’s before we get to the details of international trade relations, internal […]