In my opinion

2017 Super Trend 1 – The mass exodus from buy to let

Who was it that said you can make a prediction or give a date, but never make a prediction AND give a date? Well, the naysayers have had a field day over the last few years with my predictions of the death of the buy to let market. This is a family show so I […]

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Private Profligacy meets State Sponsored Stupidity

Energy. Our modern world is mad for it. A madness that leads to economic distortions, political intervention, even war. Let me share two examples that I’ve come across in the last seven days, one north of the border, the other in the sunny climes of the Cote D’Azur. Forget Knightsbridge. This August, the petrolhead princelings […]

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Are motor cars the new sub-prime mortgages?

Pick through historical data for the automotive industry and you’ll see that for the last eight years, new car sales have increased every year. So who is buying all these new cars? Well, it seems just about everybody. British households borrowed a record thirty-one point six billion pounds in two thousand and sixteen to buy […]

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Major Car Manufacturers ‘asleep at the wheel’

Here’s a quick question for you. Who do you think is the number one US car manufacturer when it comes to company valuation? Ford perhaps? It’s a good guess but it’s wrong. What about GM? That’s a Goliath of a company, but it’s still not the most valuable car manufacturer in America. Give in? The […]

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Can anyone fix our broken university system?

It was back in nineteen ninety-eight that the then labour Government introduced the concept of tuition fees as a way of contributing to the cost of higher education. The move caused uproar, not just amongst students, but even within the ranks of the Labour party itself. At the time, the tuition fees were set at […]

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Musk, Zuckerberg and the fate of humanity

I’m not normally one to take an interest in celebrity “fallings out”. But there’s one which has been hitting the headlines, albeit in the small print, over the last week or two. The spat is between two of the wealthiest entrepreneurs on the planet, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg. We all know Mr Z as […]

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