Market commentary

Buying boots at the ready

Blain's Morning Porridge  "When May is Gone, Put Your Buying Boots On…"  Reading the obituaries of the extraordinary Niki Lauda yesterday I came across this great line referring to his rivalry with James Hunt (AKA Hunt the Shunt): "Hunt died of a hard-earned heart attack in...
When the bough breaks

Blain's Morning Porridge  "When the bough breaks…" Apologies for late comment – early client meeting got me! Have you ever watched a house of cards collapse? Sometimes a corner or a side comes down, and it can be sort of fixed…Sometimes the whole thing just gets blown away.  My...
Except how to enjoy it

Blain's Morning Porridge  "He knew everything about literature, except how to enjoy it…" Waves of negative news headlines battering markets. Might have to wear a hat.. Huawei – Trade War Threat Level Rises The Huawei embargo raises the trade war threat from undeclared to imminent...
Netherlands' green bond sets a high bar

Dutch state bond carries high standards for green credentials, reporting and transparency. Proceeds will include financing for climate adaptation as well as climate change mitigation. Bond issue is likely to provide stimulus for Dutch green bond market; more governments may follow. The Netherlands...
A nod's as good as a wink


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