Day: 29 November 2018

Pineau De Re Mark II?

Dr Richard Newland sent out Pineau De Re to win the Grand National in 2014 and already has his eye on the 2019 renewal with Abolitionist. Formerly trained in Ireland by Ellmarie Holden, Abolitionist finished second to Empire Of Dirt in the Troytown Chase at Navan before landing the Leinster ...

India Capital Growth – Shakeout uncovers value

The Indian stock market slid in September, extending its run of losses in 2018, and has seesawed since. Higher oil prices fed through into inflation concerns; rising interest rates; a fall in the exchange rate between the Indian rupee and other key currencies such as the US dollar; and what ...

Aberdeen Frontier Markets – Incentivised to perform

Mark Gordon-James, manager of Aberdeen Frontier Markets (AFMC), has made a material personalinvestment in the trust, and therefore has shared in the pain experienced by AFMC’s shareholders as the fund has underperformed a falling benchmark index. He is, however, convinced of the fundamental attractions of the stocks in AFMC’s portfolio ...

Jamsheed Illaj Pinot Noir 2017

Wine of the Week: Jamsheed Illaj Pinot Noir, 2017

Named after a tale of a Persian King, Jamsheed has been at the forefront of an Australian natural wine revolution. Ancient writings tell a tale of King Jamsheed, whose fondness for fresh grapes lead him to store grapes in jars over the winter. Throughout this time, the grapes would inevitably ...

Financial animals – we are all a bit of an animal when it comes to money

Are you a compulsive LION, an amassing FERRET or an altruistic CHIMPANZEE? Discover your financial spirit animal with Zopa Working with Professor Erica Fudge of the University of Strathclyde, Zopa has discovered links between financial decision-making and the behaviours found in the animal kingdomZopa commissioned research to ask Brits about ...

Film Review: Assassination Nation

Film Review: Ralph Breaks The Internet

Disclaimer: I had watched seven John Carpenter films in a row immediately prior to sitting down to this. I do not think this affected my judgement, but I don't know for sure. Wreck-It-Ralph is a hugely fun movie. A heartfelt nod to the arcade games of yonder, a protagonist echoing without ...

Film Review: Assassination Nation

Film Review: Assassination Nation

If you splice Mean Girls, Spring Breakers and Tarantino levels of blood together you end up with Assassination Nation. Focusing on how the suburban enclave of Salem “loses its motherfucking mind”, after a mysterious hacker divulges the town’s deepest, darkest secrets online. Sam Levinson’s film starts off with its pedal to floor and doesn’t relent for a dizzying 110 minutes. The fatal trigger for the town is ...