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Investment Update – Sep 2020 – Brexit and the outlook for UK investors


Please download and read this Investment update from Colin Gellatly, the Deputy Chief Investment Officer at Omnis Investments Limited.

If you would like to speak with us, then please make contact.

Best regards

Andrew & Richard

Andrew S. Turner MSc Cert CII FPFS Certs (MP & ER) and Richard Olive BA (Hons) APFS

Karrek Chartered Financial Planners

Office: 01637 853153

Investment Update – Sep 2020 – Brexit and the outlook for UK investors2020-09-22T15:20:24+00:00

Could A Second Wave Indirectly Spur The Markets?


As we approach the latter stages of the third quarter, global markets continue to exhibit high levels of volatility in reaction to the Covid 19 pandemic.

With a resurgence of the virus widely expected, Governments and Central Banks are again poised to act with stimulus packages and further cuts to interest rates in a bid to provide more support to regional economies.

In this update, Deputy Chief Investment Officer Colin Gellatly, offers his thoughts as to why a second wave of […]

Could A Second Wave Indirectly Spur The Markets?2020-08-14T12:15:54+00:00

Market Update – 24th July 2020


Global equity markets had a difficult week as markets reacted to tensions between the United States and China.

The situation between the United States and China has been brewing recently.  Tensions have been on the rise in relation to Hong Kong as the Chinese government is tightening its control over the region.  Last week, the US government closed a Chinese consulate in Houston, and as a response, the Chinese government ordered the US consulate in Chengdu to close.

Market Update – 24th July 20202020-07-27T11:26:50+00:00

Market Update – 26th May 2020


Last week, most global equity markets had a positive week despite it being like a a rollercoaster at times with often a positive day followed by a negative one.  This is because the week started strongly as results of a promising early trial for a vaccine against coronavirus boosted investors.  Whilst US biotechnology company, Moderna’s, success is still at an early stage, it raised the probability that the virus can be vaccinated against.

However, the on-going US-China tensions […]

Market Update – 26th May 20202020-05-26T10:48:15+00:00

Market Update – 25th May 2020


Market Update: Rally pauses as markets weigh up latest virus developments

LAST WEEKS – KEY Takeaways

Markets: Uncertainty weighs on shares

  • Global shares fell at the start of the week after new coronavirus cases were reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan (where the virus originated) and the South Korean capital of Seoul;
  • The markets also had to contend with rising tensions between the US and China, as President Trump continued to blame […]
Market Update – 25th May 20202020-05-25T14:53:19+00:00

Karrek Chartered Financial Planners – Other Services


We wanted to keep in touch with you to let you know about some of the products and services that we offer advice on at Karrek Chartered Financial Planners. We understand that times are very different at the moment but we can still help assist you with your financial goals and needs.

It is in times like these that the importance of sound financial advice is most apparent so here are some of the areas of […]

Karrek Chartered Financial Planners – Other Services2020-05-25T14:45:30+00:00

Market Update – 7th May 2020


Last week was a tale of two halves for global equity markets.  After a strong first part to the week which saw the FTSE 100 index break through the 6,000 barrier for the first time in eight weeks, most global equity markets fell back sharply on Thursday and Friday as a result of weak economic data, Royal Dutch Shell announcing their first cut in the dividend since World War Two and Donald Trump restarting the trade war rhetoric with […]

Market Update – 7th May 20202020-05-07T12:22:04+00:00

1st May 2020 – Further Gains for Global Stock Markets


A fortnight ago we noted that, in spite of continuing lockdown measures and a raft of dire economic data, global stock markets had made a welcome – if partial – recovery from their late-March lows. Happily, this recovery has since continued almost uninterrupted. Having suffered a fall of historic scale and speed, the US stock market (as measured by the Russell 1000 index) ended April down ‘only’ 10% for the year to date. Remarkably, had […]

1st May 2020 – Further Gains for Global Stock Markets2020-05-04T12:52:52+00:00

Week to 17 April 2020 – market update


As you would expect when trying to manage through a global pandemic like coronavirus, there are a lot of positive and negative reports that create volatility in global equity markets and last week was no exception.  After sharp falls were experienced earlier in the week following a report by the International Monetary Fund on the global economic impact, markets rallied at the end of the week on a report that a COVID-19 treatment showed promise and some […]

Week to 17 April 2020 – market update2020-04-27T12:31:51+00:00

The new tax year 2020/21 – a quick guide


The 2020/21 tax year started at the stroke of midnight between the 5th and 6th of April.  While many individuals leave tax planning to the end of the tax year, you can look to maximise the benefits by using your personal tax allowances* and reliefs straight away.  Please get in touch to take advantage of one or more of the following:

Income Tax

  • The tax free personal allowance remains unchanged at £12,500.
  • Basic rate tax of 20% will be payable on income […]
The new tax year 2020/21 – a quick guide2020-04-09T09:18:48+00:00