Archive for the ‘Market Commentary ’ Category

Ron Faulkner awarded Society of Technical Analysts Diploma

Beaufort stockbroker, Ron Faulkner was amongst a group of successful candidates presented with a Society of Technical Analysts (STA) Diploma at an award ceremony during the organisation’s Summer Party on 12th July 2016

Brexit: Extreme Commentary is Desperation – Mike Franklin on Bloomberg’s “Countdown”, 27th May 2016

Beaufort Securities Chief Investment Strategist Michael Franklin discusses Britain’s upcoming referendum on membership of the European Union with Bloomberg’s Anna Edwards on Bloomberg Television’s “Countdown.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Beaufort wins Best Market Newsletter award

At The City of London Wealth Management Awards ceremony at The Guildhall last night Beaufort Securities picked up the award for Best Market Newsletter.

What Will Drive the Price of Oil Going Forward? Mike Franklin on Bloomberg’s “Countdown”, 8th April 2016

Mike Franklin, chief investment strategist at Beaufort, discusses factors driving the price of oil and the outlook for Japan. He speaks with Manus Cranny on Bloomberg Television’s “Countdown.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Yellen Frightened to Make Sharp Move: Mike Franklin on Bloomberg’s “Countdown”, 8th April 2016

Mike Franklin, chief investment strategist at Beaufort, discusses the outlook for Federal Reserve monetary policy and what it may mean for markets. He speaks with Manus Cranny on Bloomberg Television’s “Countdown.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Barry Gibb Interview on Vox Markets – 24/03/2016

Barry Gibb of Beaufort Securities on VOX Markets discussing the London Stock Exchange, Advanced Oncotherapy, Motif Bio and MySquar.

Opportunities in the Uncertainty

‘If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you’ from the poem ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling, published in 1910.

The insights into the human condition by Rudyard Kipling of ‘Jungle Book’ fame seem to be particularly relevant to the present moods and condition of investment markets. When there are so many countervailing trends, both private and professional investors might be forgiven for an element of confusion demanding of a cool head. There is an overwhelming need to be able to cut through the noise and to ignore what may prove to be irrelevant. So, what are the issues facing investors as we approach the end of the turbulent first quarter of 2016 with the FTSE 100 Index, after all the fuss, only marginally changed year-to-date?

Barry Gibb Interview on Vox Markets – 25/02/2016

Barry Gibb of Beaufort Securities talks about the global economy, Brexit, Oil and the reason why he’s bullish on housebuilders.

Barry Gibb Interview on Vox Markets – 10/02/2016

Beaufort Securities research analyst Barry Gibb talks about the markets, the fed, oil, China, IPO’s plus focuses in on Poundland (PLND) and HSS Hire (HSS)

Barry Gibb Interview on Vox Markets – 04/02/2016

Barry Gibb research analyst at Beaufort Securities talks about: the macro, upcoming IPO’s and MySquar (MYSQ)

Barry Gibb Interview on Vox Markets – 29/01/2016

Barry Gibb research analyst at Beaufort Securities talks about: the markets, Oil, cheap IPO’s including Clydesdale Bank, Shield Therapeutics, Countryside Properties, CMC Markets, plus AIM stocks: Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO) & Motif Bio (MTBF).

Volatility in the Markets, Have They Overshot?: Michael Franklin on Bloomberg Markets, 15th January 2016

Beaufort Chief Investment Strategist Michael Franklin discusses the volatility in the markets and his outlook for commodities. He speaks on “Bloomberg Markets.” (Source: Bloomberg) – 15/01/2016

2015 – A Year of False Dawns. 2016 – A Year of Mixed Fortunes?

Looking ahead into 2015 a year ago, the main concerns were the falling price of oil (then at $60 per barrel for Brent crude), the timing of Central Bank interest rate rises and the likely impact on global growth of economic restructuring in China. Twelve months later we can see that, while the rate of change at the macro level has slowed down, the pace of activity at the micro level has accelerated. The uncertainty engendered among investors by the U.S. Federal Reserve’s inability to strike a firm pose and start to raise interest rates sooner has produced on occasions a form of ‘Headless Chicken Syndrome’ in markets. Most major market indices have been erratic, shifting between seemingly committed rallies and falls off a cliff almost within the space of a heartbeat – in essence, schizophrenic.

Markets Will Look Through the Events: Michael Franklin on Bloomberg’s “Countdown”, 27th November 2015

Michael Franklin, chief investment strategist at Beaufort Securities, discusses the impact of geopolitics on markets, gold prices and where he sees opportunity. He speaks to Bloomberg’s Anna Edwards on “Countdown.” (Source: Bloomberg) – 27/11/2015

Ron Faulkner on TipTV.co.uk – 06/11/2015

Ron Faulkner, Stockbroker at Beaufort Securities discuss 3 stock tips and the upcoming Santa Rally Investor Seminar (3rd December 2015) with Nick Batsford and Zak Mir on TipTV.co.uk – 06/11/2015

Volatility in the Markets

For most equity investors, whether trading as individuals on their own ideas or using the services available from brokers and other institutions, 2015 has been very challenging. It has to be acknowledged that the lack of objectivity sometimes shown by the media in reporting and analysing events can made the investment process unnecessarily stressful.

Markets in ‘Limbo Phase’ Waiting on Central Banks: Michael Franklin on Bloomberg’s “The Pulse”, 18th August 2015

Beaufort Securities Chief Investment Strategist Michael Franklin discusses the outlook for emerging markets overall, his thoughts on China and why markets are in what he calls a ‘limbo phase’ as central banks are poised to raise rates. He speaks with Francine Lacqua and Manus Cranny on Bloomberg Television’s “The Pulse.” (Source: Bloomberg) – 18/08/2015

Triple Whammy!

Beaufort Securities Corporate Broking team yesterday completed 3 placings for AIM-listed mining clients. In an unheard of feat they announced at the bell an issue of equity in Galileo Resources (GLR). This was swiftly followed at 12:02 with a £2.4m raise in Jubilee Platinum (JLP). Then finally at 15:50 they rounded off with a hat-trick raise for Red Leopard Holdings (RLH).

UK Takes Loss in Initial Sale of RBS Stake: Michael Franklin on Bloomberg’s “The Pulse”, 4th August 2015

Beaufort Securities Chief Investment Strategist Michael Franklin discusses the UK beginning to sell its stake in RBS and the state of banking in the country overall. He speaks with Francine Lacqua and Manus Cranny on Bloomberg Television’s “The Pulse.” (Source: Bloomberg) – 04/08/2015

EU has to walk ‘Very Fine Line’ on Greek Debt: Michael Franklin on Bloomberg’s “The Pulse”, 2nd July 2015

The European Union has to “walk a very fine line” in finding a solution to the Greek debt crisis which enables it to settle up with Greece while not causing resentment in other countries such as Spain, Portugal and Italy, according to Michael Franklin, chief investment strategist at Beaufort Securities. He spoke in an interview with Francine Lacqua and Manus Cranny on Bloomberg Television’s “The Pulse.” (Source: Bloomberg) – 02/07/2015

Beaufort Smaller AIM Companies EIS Fund on TipTV.co.uk – 29/05/2015

Taniver Malik and Jon Levinson of Beaufort Securities discuss the newly launched Beaufort Smaller AIM Companies EIS Fund with Zak Mir on TipTV.co.uk – 29/05/2015

Beaufort’s “Beauties & Beasts”: Barry Gibb’s presentation to private investors at the UK Investor Show, Westminster – 18/05/2015

Beaufort’s “Beauties & Beasts”: Barry Gibb’s presentation to private investors at the UK Investor Show, Westminster on Saturday 18th April 2015. Featuring Poundland Group (PLND.L), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO.L), Fox Marble Holdings (FOX.L), Infinis Energy (INFI.L), Quadrise Fuels International (QFI.L) and Rosslyn Data Technologies (RDT.L)

Making sense of the Maelstrom

Promises, promises and yet more promises, A General Election is upon us and the investment outlook has probably never been more polarised. As the bookies’ odds on the election outcome show, both main parties are running close and any polls favouring one party have been reversing fairly quickly. For investors, whether in equities, bonds or even capital projects, the extreme rhetoric from some politicians directed to stir disaffected grass roots voters has created a highly-charged and nervous investment environment in the run-up to the 7th May Election Day. However, as the accompanying chart shows, despite the uncertainty, the FTSE 100 and the 250 Indices have broken up to new highs since the start of the year.

Harry Stevenson talks with DekelOil Public (DKL.L) on TipTV.co.uk – 14/04/2015

Beaufort Research Analyst, Harry Stevenson speaking with Lincoln Moore (Executive Director) of DekelOil Public (DKL.L) on TipTV.co.uk – 14/04/2015

Harry Stevenson talks with AudioBoom (BOOM.L) on TipTV.co.uk – 25/02/2015

Beaufort Research Analyst, Harry Stevenson speaking with Robert Proctor (CEO) of AudioBoom (BOOM.L) on TipTV.co.uk – 25/02/2015

Potential Takeover Targets: Harry Stevenson on TipTV.co.uk – 25/02/2015

Beaufort Research Analyst, Harry Stevenson speaking about potential takeover targets on on TipTV.co.uk. Stocks mentioned include GlaxoSmithKline (GSK.L), De La Rue (DLAR.L), Tullow Oil (TLW.L) and Chemring (CHG.L) (Source: www.tiptv.co.uk) – 25/02/2015

U.S., U.K. Drive Late 2015 Rate Hikes: Michael Franklin on Bloomberg’s “On the Move”, 21st September 2015

Michael Franklin, chief investment strategist at Beaufront Securities, talks with Manus Cranny about expectations for global rate moves in 2015 and his concerns for equity markets. He speaks on “On The Move.” (Source: Bloomberg) – 21/01/2015

Challenges and opportunities for the Global economy and markets in 2015

In looking at the prospects for 2015, apart from the understandable obsession with the fall in the price of oil, one longer term consideration stands above all the economic, social and geopolitical factors. Will Central Banks manage to implement the right policies at the right time ? Will the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England, for instance, time correctly raising their interest rates to avoid jeopardising the economic recoveries for which so much sacrifice has been made ? Assuming the recoveries are sustained, will they react too late and have to fight a rearguard action on inflationary pressures? Will Abenomics finally deliver for Japan and will the European Central Bank be ‘allowed’ to add broader monetary support to economies where there seems to be a national lack of political will or courage to implement more robust fiscal measures ? Can China succeed in rebalancing its economy while maintaining a good level of growth?

Barry Gibb on TipTV.co.uk – 17/12/2014

Beaufort research analyst, Barry Gibb speaking about Poundland Group (PLND.L), Flow Group (FLOW.L), Advanced Oncotherapy (AVO.L), Fox Marble (FOX.L), Smith & Nephew (SN.L) and Kingfisher (KGF.L) on TipTV.co.uk (Source: tiptv.co.uk) – 17/12/2014

A little context for the possible extent of the move in the FTSE 100

It is perverse that markets have reacted quite so badly to the disinflationary boost from the oil price drop. Unfortunately, it has badly unsettled investor confidence on other fronts and the current (expected) sell-offs in the FTSE and the S&P 500 indices are the result.