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JP's Journal: Becoming grumpy

Am I turning into Victor Meldrew? Last week I found myself telling people how to queue properly for a taxi and I was surprised how direct I was. My wife, who was with me, made the observation (unhelpfully) that I was starting to resemble the grumpy character from the TV series 'One Foot in the Grave'. Perhaps it comes with age, as some inhibitions fall away and the inner character appears.

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JP's Journal: Sunak's election gamble

The surprise announcement of a general election drowned out other developments last week. It is a gamble for a governing party to test its popularity when opinion polls suggest a 20-point deficit.

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JP's Journal: 'Race Across the World'

There is a programme on TV called 'Race Across the World'. I would recommend it on three levels.

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JP's Journal: Do away with VAR

Federal Reserve (Fed) watching was the main focus of markets last week. As expected, there was no interest rate change.

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JP's Journal: Avoiding the tipping point

The US economy grew at a slower rate than expected in the first quarter, at an annualised 1.6%. Investors reacted by pushing down yields as they focused on the shortfall. However, two opposing forces drove 10-year yields above 4.7%.

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JP's Journal: Dirty water

The University Boat race, dating back to 1829, is a strange sporting event. Competed by the same two universities each year, with crews now drawn from all over the world, it attracts large crowds to the banks of the River Thames in southwest London.

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JP's Journal: Awaiting the cut

An article on the growth of passive investment caught my attention last week. Despite being an advocate of active management, I can see that there is a role for index investing.

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JP's Journal: I'm with Jamie

It was not a great week for bond investors as data was generally unhelpful. US February Consumer Price Inflation print came in line with expectations at 0.4% but the core measure was 0.1% above consensus and Bloomberg’s calculation of super-core was higher still at 0.5%, indicating a higher underlying inflation pressure.

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JP's Journal: Taxing times ahead

UK budgets are not what they used to be. Widely leaked, there were few surprises, enlivened by a bit of ‘Red Wall’ constituency bingo, with call outs for a range of Conservative MPs, and some tax baiting of Labour MPs.

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JP's Journal: Post Office meltdown

Events at the Post Office have challenged the dictum that there is no such thing as bad publicity.

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