Fresh insight into what's moving global markets, from shares and bonds to currencies and property
4 Sep 2015
Brett Chatz, chief analyst at Intertrader examines how CFD trading can be part of a private investors portfolio.
Hargreaves Lansdown: The best way for investors to protect their portfolio in the current market conditions
2 Sep 2015
Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown has outlined the strategy he believes private investors should apply in order to protect their portfolio from the current market volatility.
1 Sep 2015
Dr. David Stubbs, global market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, has disclosed what he believes is behind the current market volatility in equity markets, and how investors can deal with it.
28 Aug 2015
Kenneth Akintewe, senior investment manager on Aberdeen Asset Management's Asian fixed income team, discusses the relative merits of investing in India and China.
26 Aug 2015
Kwok Chern-Yeh, head of investment management in Aberdeen Asset Management's Japanese Equity Team, discusses a quiet revolution that is taking place in China.
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25 Aug 2015
JP Morgan portfolio managers Stephen Macklow-Smith and Alexander Fitzalan Howard outline their current outlook for dividend-yielding stocks in Europe.
20 Aug 2015
Markets have always been characterised by risks and opportunities. In the Asia-Pacific region, now is the time to be as discriminating as ever, according to Joshua Crabb, head of Asian equities at Old Mutual Global Investors.
18 Aug 2015
Technological innovations have seriously helped reshape the way in which we interact with the world and the people around us. One particular device that has not only evolved greatly in a very short space of time but has also had an incredibly significant effect on social, personal and even professional lives is the smartphone. This handy little mobile machine has become a one-stop device for communication, travel, online browsing, taking photos, watching videos, and even high definition gaming.
Schroders: UK inflation higher than expected but interest rates unlikely to rise until well into 2016
18 Aug 2015
The latest data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) showed that UK inflation was 0.1 per cent in July, marginally better than expected by the market, but Azad Zagana, senior European economist at Schroders believes that the Bank of England will hold off on an interest rate rise inflation has risen to 1 per cent, which he doesn’t see happening until the second quarter of 2016.
17 Aug 2015
The market is a flurry this morning with speculation that policy makers in Japan may undertake further fiscal or monetary stimulus as it was confirmed this morning that economy shrank by 0.4 per cent in the three months to the end of June, with exports to the US, Europe and Asia all falling.
12 Aug 2015
China is likely to enjoy a prolonged period of more muted economic growth, but rather than serve to derail the global economic recovery, it could act to preserve growth, according to Trevor Greetham, head of multi-asset at Royal London Asset Management.
Hargreaves Lansdown: What the latest rise in UK unemployment reveals about the health of the UK economy
12 Aug 2015
The latest data from the office of national statistics, which showed that UK unemployment rose by 25000 in the second quarter of this year, should not be a major concern for investors, but may mean that a rise in UK interest rates is delayed, according to Ben Brettell, senior economist at Hargreaves Lansdown.
11 Aug 2015
The current depressed oil price is something that investors are likely to have to get used to for the medium term, according to Stephen Jones, chief investment officer at Kames Capital.
7 Aug 2015
Positive data regarding the number of jobs created in the US in the past month brings closer the occasion of the first rise in US interest rates since the financial crisis, agreed a host of analysts this afternoon.
7 Aug 2015
Gold has been pushed down to its lowest price in 5 years and 40% off its high in 2011. If this rate of decline continues then prices could fall even lower at some point during the third quarter. Michelle McGrade, Chief Investment Officer at TD Direct Investing looks at the investment case for the precious metal
6 Aug 2015
Stephanie Flanders, the former BBC economics editor who is now the chief market strategist at JP Morgan Asset management, has outlined the what she believes are the consequences for investors of today’s decision by the Bank of England to maintain interest rates at the current record low level, and revise downwards their inflation expectations for this year.