Nick Hubble

A Brexit steal is better than a deal

Is tomorrow independence day? Theresa May’s declaration of Article 50 is widely expected. Here’s the relevant clause in all its glory: 1. A Member State which decides to withdraw shall notify the European Council of its intention. In the light…

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Up in arms over robotic charms

The world’s oldest profession is under threat from technology. Sex workers in Barcelona’s red light district complained about the evils of competition from plastic mechanised fiends. And the complaints supposedly led to the local e-brothel leaving Barcelona’s red light district…

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Why a 60 billion euro Brexit is cheap

The EU’s chief negotiator, Michel “Barmie” Barnier, wants the UK to pay around €60 billion to the EU as part of a Brexit deal. That’s around six times our average net annual contribution from 2011 to 2015. Former justice minister…

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Please slow down Brexit

First of all, the team at Southbank Investment Research would like to express its sadness at events in London yesterday. We hope you and your loved ones are all well. On a personal note, the countries and places I consider…

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Trump does it again

Last week I revealed US President Donald Trump’s secret to always winning an argument. Today we’ll have a look at his latest scandal and whether he’s pulled it off again. But first, what about his budget and the tumbling stockmarket…

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Flogging the debt goose

Yesterday we looked into how tightening monetary policy is just stimulus in disguise. Even if central banks raise interest rates, as they did in the US recently, they’re still spiking the economic punch bowl. We’re practically a bunch of drunks!…

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The hawk is really a dove

The Federal Reserve moved interest rates up 0.25% last week. The US stockmarket jumped. Market commentators are mystified by the paradox. But it’s not hard to explain. Or to invest accordingly. Today you’ll discover when a hawk is really a…

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Donald Trump’s epic run to where?

“President Donald Trump” remains a surreal phrase to write. But that doesn’t change the fact that his remarkable run seems to be long lasting. Today you’ll discover the secret to his success. Trump proved an absolute genius at getting elected….

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