Williams Investment Management Financial Commentary

Financial Commentary – August 2022

From an economic perspective, it’s difficult to argue there has been any improvement over recent weeks. On the contrary, global inflation continues to rise, as do interest rates while in the UK, waves of industrial action now appear a formality. Meanwhile, Putin’s forces continue their assault on Eastern Ukraine, meaning little respite for the prices…

Williams Investment Management Financial Commentary

Financial Commentary – July 2022

Markets have generally weakened as investors continue to absorb a plethora of bad news. Despite expecting inflation to be ‘transitory’, all major central banks are now not only tightening monetary policy but signalling that further rate rises are embedded in their thinking. It’s a pity their hopeless misreading of inflation has resulted in such a…

Williams Investment Management Financial Commentary

Financial Commentary – June 2022

Markets are now reflecting multiple concerns. February witnessed the shock of a full scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, rather than a Donbas land grab mirroring Putin’s previous tactics in North Ossetia, Abkhazia and Crimea. Due to Ukrainian resistance, Western assistance and poor Russian tactics, Putin’s ambitions have subsequently been clipped out of necessity.  However, the…