Davy Private Clients Insights

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As part of our wealth management service, Davy Private Clients produces a range of publications to provide clients with insights and analysis of economic, investment and financial planning issues & events which impact on both the global economy and individual portfolios.
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Brands: Pricing Power

The opportunity for branded goods increasingly lies in faster growing emerging markets. For more than a decade, nations like Brazil, Russia, India and China (“BRICs”) have grown at much faster rates than the West, which has created a burgeoning middle class of several hundred million people.

Investing Insights October 2013
BY Brian O'Reilly
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Pharmaceutical and Biotech

Investors are now fully aware of the ‘patent cliff’ that the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industries are currently going through. During the period 2011-2017, every single one of the current top 20 largest selling drugs in the world will begin to face generic competition. While this issue has been an overhang for the industry for some years, the ‘unknown’ is how the industry will adapt and evolve to overcome this and other issues it currently faces.

Investing Insights October 2013
BY Brian O'Reilly
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US Energy Renaissance

America is on the cusp of an energy renaissance. According to the International Energy Agency, the US will overtake Saudi Arabia as the largest producer of oil by 2020 and will surpass Russia as the world’s leading natural gas producer as soon as 2015.

Investing Insights October 2013
BY Brian O'Reilly
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Value Investing

In 1949 Benjamin Graham published one of the most influential books on investing called the ‘The Intelligent Investor’. In it, he laid out the principles for what has become known as ‘Value Investing’ - the concept of identifying true intrinsic value in the market.

Investing Insights October 2013
BY Brian O'Reilly
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Currencies: The Unintended Consequences of QE

Since US Federal Reserve (‘Fed’) Chairman Ben Bernanke’s testimony to Congress on 22nd May, when he indicated that the Fed may be ready to reduce monetary stimulus, Emerging Market (‘EM’) currencies such as the Indonesian rupiah, Indian rupee and Brazilian real are down 19%, 18% and 14% against the euro. This not only demonstrates how interconnected global financial markets have become, but also the unintended consequences of central banks’ unconventional monetary policies during the crisis.

MarketWatch October 2013
BY Brian O'Reilly
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Property: The Real Show is About to Begin

There is a new found sense of optimism in the Irish commercial property market. Since the beginning of 2012, there has been a surge in investment activity. Transactions worth almost €600 million were completed in 2012, the highest level since 2007. This figure was surpassed in the first six months of 2013 and the projected outlook for the year is in the range of €1.2 billion to €1.5 billion. The top end of this range would compare to 2006 and 2008 - two of the top three years of the Celtic Tiger.

MarketWatch October 2013
BY Robin Potter Cogan
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The Search for Yield

Investors and savers who have been able to achieve a reasonable rate of return on cash deposits in recent years are now having to look elsewhere for yield.

Investing Insights October 2013
BY Brian O'Reilly
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The Rise of the Asian Consumer

The pace at which Asian nations have transformed themselves from peasant economies into industrial powerhouses has been remarkable. When assessing the future potential for the region, the numbers are unparalleled.

Investing Insights October 2013
BY Brian O'Reilly
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Ireland: Emerging from the Ashes

Having just endured the worst recession in the history of the state, encouraging signs have emerged that indicate Ireland is slowly rising from the ashes.

Investing Insights October 2013
BY Brian O'Reilly
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America: The Empire Strikes Back

America is gradually emerging from the global financial crisis. Despite predictions of its demise as the world’s greatest superpower, we expect the US to reassert its economic and financial prowess over the next decade.

Investing Insights October 2013
BY Brian O'Reilly
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