Welcome to the latest edition of Citrus Bites. This month Richard Harris, COO at Citrus Financial is joined by the amazing Lindsay James, Investment Strategist at Quilter.
Together, they take a look at the latest economic data and Lindsay casts an eye over the year ahead, giving some valuable insight on how political developments in the UK and US may impact the markets.
As we know, the Bank of England decided to hold the base rate at 5.25%, despite growing pressure to start cutting. Richard takes a look at the split decision from the Monetary Policy Committee and asks whether that pressure is justified. He takes a look at the key data of core inflation, wage inflation and current UK vacancies to see whether a cut could be imminent.
He’s then joined by this month;s special guest, Lindsay James, Investment Strategist at Quilter. Lindsay runs through the latest data from the US and UK. Strong figures from the US, growing confidence in the UK economy, and drop in the energy price cap in April, suggest a rate is cut is coming… but not yet.
We hope you enjoy it and please let us know what you think.
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