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Deflation returns to the UK as warning clouds over health of the economy gather on the investment horizon
13 Oct 2015
Deflation returned to the UK in September as falling oil and commodity prices, coupled with a smaller than expected rise in the price of clothing saw UK prices shrink by 0.1 per cent over the course of the month.
9 Oct 2015
Whilst the threat of a recession in the UK is slim at present, investors may have to get used to very slow growth for years to come, according to James McCann, UK economist at Standard Life Investments.
8 Oct 2015
The decision of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee this morning to leave UK interest rates at the present record low level of 0.5 per cent should surprise no one, but there are ways an investor can profit, according to Maike Currie, associate investment director at Fidelity Worldwide Investing.
Stephanie Flanders: Investors can trust that the UK economic recovery is here to stay and in a 'sweet spot'
6 Oct 2015
Stephanie Flanders, the former BBC economics editor who is now chief market strategist for Europe at JP Morgan Asset management has urged investors to ‘trust’ in the strength of the economic recovery in the UK.
Latest market moves indicate UK interest rates unlikely to rise until late 2016, says star bond fund manager
5 Oct 2015
The rising rumbles of uncertainty presently gathering around the global economy have prompted policy makers in the US to delay raising interest rates, and the market is now not expecting UK interest rates to rise until the second half of 2016, according to Bryn Jones, head of fixed income at Rathbone Unit Trust management.
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2 Oct 2015
Stephanie Flanders, the former BBC economics editor who is now the chief market strategist for Europe at JP Morgan Asset Management, has opined that while events in China may delay the timing of a UK interest rate rise, the Bank of England are likely to act early in 2016.
2 Oct 2015
Star fund manager Neil Woodford, whose CF Woodford Equity Income fund has recorded a gain of 9.9 per cent for 2015 to date, compared to 2.4 per cent for the average fund in the IA UK Equity Income sector, has outlined his view on why the present slowdown in China is important for UK investors.
1 Oct 2015
Keith Wade, chief economist at Schroders has revealed what he believes the current turmoil in the Chinese economy means for UK investors.
28 Sep 2015
The continued uncertainty around the true state of the Chinese economy means that UK mining stocks are likely to remain out of fashion for some time, weighing down on the prospects for the wide stock market for the rest of the year, according to Chris Beauchamp, senior market analyst at stockbroker IG.
23 Sep 2015
The stark fall in oil and commodity prices in recent times has caused the stock market to sink into a ‘tailspin’ of uncertainty, but a stabilisation of the price of many commodities, and consequently of stock markets as a whole, may be imminent according to Brenda Kelly, lead analyst at London Capital Group.
22 Sep 2015
John Bilton, head of global multi asset strategy at JP Morgan Asset Management, has outlined the assets he believes represent a prudent investment in the current market climate.
Goldman Sachs: What the US keeping interest rates at present low level means for investors right now
18 Sep 2015
The FTSE 100 has trended slightly downwards this morning as markets struggle to digest the implications of the US Federal Reserve’s decision last night to keep interest rates at the present historically low level
17 Sep 2015
In a time where investors are trying to secure as many assets as possible, and first time buyers (FTB) struggling to match the ever- increasing prices, a new form of property investment is positioning itself as an alternative to BTL as we know it. This is no other than property crowdfunding.
16 Sep 2015
The recent volatility in stock markets and the persistent low inflation rate in the UK shouldn’t derail the rising of interest rates, with the first rise in February 2016, according to James McCann, UK and Europe economist at Standard Life Investments, who then outlined the various scenarios open to policy makers if the the UK slips into another recession.
Latest data shows UK teeters on the edge of deflation once again, but what does it reveal about the health of the economy?
15 Sep 2015
The announcement this morning that inflation in the UK slipped back to 0 per cent in August, from the already meagre level of 0.1 per cent is likely to mean that UK interest rates don’t rise until next year, according to Ben Brettell, senior economist at Hargreaves Lansdown.
15 Sep 2015
The strong performance of UK commercial property in 2014 should not dissuade investors from the asset class, according to Alan Sippetts, investment director at Heartwood Investment Management.