Welcome to our February newsletter.
Following on from last month’s introduction, if you’re still persevering with a New Year’s resolution, an extra special congratulations to you. And if you’re one of the many people trying vegan, you may be interested to know that one of the old English names for February is kale-Monath (cabbage month).
On a separate note, ‘shrinkflation’ has been in the news recently – where a product shrinks in size but its price doesn’t.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found that bread and breakfast cereals are the most likely to be affected. However, although the Brexit vote sparked a fall in the pound and a rise in the price of imports, this was not thought to lead to a pick-up in shrinkflation.
Anyway, we‘re pleased to report our newsletter hasn’t shrunk in value. We hope you find it as full of interesting articles as ever and a great deal more appetising than kale!
Love yourself, love your finances
We’ll be the first to admit that your personal finances aren’t the easiest thing to fall in love with. It can be easy to bury your head in the sand when it comes to both your regular expenditure and investments…
February Market Commentary
The story of the US/China trade dispute was a thread running through much of last year. Some progress was made in resolving the dispute at December’s G20 summit and that appeared to continue in January with China saying it is ‘ready to work’ with the US.