Looking Ahead to 2021……..

looking ahead to 2021…….

Despite working in the financial services since 1990, I’ve never looked back on a year like 2020. It was a year that presented unique challenges to families, companies, governments, markets and investors around the world.

Consequently, the unprecedented events we’ve all lived through this year are likely to shape markets, and our daily lives, not just in 2021, but for many years to come.

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FUND FOCUS – CASTLESTONE FAANG+ UCITS FUND

CASTLESTONE MANAGEMENT FAANG+ UCITS FUND

The FAANG+ Fund provides the investor with exposure to the world’s largest technology companies with an emphasis on the United States and the FAANG stocks. The Fund also invests in the growing Chinese internet companies like Tencent and Alibaba, as well as semiconductor makers and mobile phone producers like Taiwan Semiconductor and Samsung.

The Fund is traded daily, long-only, liquid and unleveraged. The portfolio is completely transparent and uses currency hedging to offset fluctuations in the value of currencies.

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Global Mortality Report 2020 – from UNISURE LIFE

People are living longer than ever before, however longer lives do not necessarily equal healthier lives
The Global Mortality Report 2020, brought to you by UNSURE – LIFE

We are delighted to make available the latest Mortality Report from one of our partners, UNISURE.

People are living longer than ever before, however longer lives do not necessarily equal healthier lives.

It is a fact today that people are living longer, but an increasing number are living with chronic disease. This is leading to a high cost for critical illness insurance.

Think of the effects on a family if the primary breadwinner suffers a heart attack?”

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Post Covid – How Long Will the Economic Recovery Take?

Since 1982, it has taken an average of almost four years for the U.S. economy to fully recover job losses and to establish new records of output. After the 2007–2009 Global Financial Crisis, it took even longer – six years. How long will this economic recovery take?

A brief look at history is warranted here. With the 2000 tech bubble and the 2008 financial crisis, we saw deep, cyclical recessions based on systemic failures in the financial markets. Too much risk-taking was a prominent feature of both downturns.

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Powerful Signals for a Bull Market……

Market reaching new records……..

As you know, the market has been on a record tear since late March 2020.
Literally setting records for the fastest recovery, the record size of the gains, and the record highs being made, to name just a few. 

In spite of all the records being set, there’s reason to believe that this bull move is just getting started. 

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Historic Election Week Gains….

Stocks closed mostly lower on Friday, but soared for the week with the Dow up 6.87%, the S&P up 7.32%, and the Nasdaq up 9.01%.

It was one of the best post-election rallies ever. And when combined with the week’s pre-election rally, it made for an overall historic election-week performance.

And with stocks looking poised for an upside breakout, we could see a lot more upside to go.

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