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Stephanie Flanders: The best way for investors to protect themselves from a UK interest rate rise

Stephanie Flanders: The best way for investors to protect themselves from a UK interest rate rise

26 Mar 2015

Stephanie Flanders, the former BBC economics editor who is now chief market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management has outlined the ways UK investors can protect themselves from rising interest rates in the coming years.

Hargreaves Lansdown: Britain being on the cusp of deflation means interest rates won't rise until 'Mid 2016 at the earliest' 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Britain being on the cusp of deflation means interest rates won't rise until 'Mid 2016 at the earliest' 

24 Mar 2015

The announcement this morning by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) that the UK recorded 0 per cent inflation in the year to February 2015 is likely to mean that deflation comes to the UK in the coming months, and delay the prospects for an interest rate rise until well into next year, according to Ben Bretlell, senior economist at Hargreaves Lansdown. 

Stephanie Flanders: The five reasons why investors should be looking to the Eurozone right now 

Stephanie Flanders: The five reasons why investors should be looking to the Eurozone right now 

16 Mar 2015

Whilst the Eurozone may look like a market laced with many imponderables at the present time, there are five key reasons why the market should entice investors at the present time, according to Stephanie Flanders, the former BBC Economics editor who is now chief market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management.

 

JP Morgan: The best way to invest in emerging markets right now

JP Morgan: The best way to invest in emerging markets right now

12 Mar 2015

Austin Forey, manager of the JP Morgan Emerging Markets Investment trust, has disclosed the areas within emerging markets where he is finding value right now.

Investors looking at investing in the Eurozone should stick with the domestically focused stocks 

Investors looking at investing in the Eurozone should stick with the domestically focused stocks 

11 Mar 2015

While US industry big-wigs Warren Buffett and Robert Shiller have recently been banging the drum for Europe amid renewed investor enthusiasm for the long under-loved region, IAN ORMISTON, manager of the Old Mutual Europe (ex UK) Smaller Companies Fund, is remaining cautious. But while he is at pains not to oversell the European recovery, he believes certain domestic-focused areas of the market are well set to thrive.

Stephanie Flanders: My three top tips for ISA investors in 2015 

Stephanie Flanders: My three top tips for ISA investors in 2015 

5 Mar 2015

Stephanie Flanders, the former BBC economics editor, who is now chief market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, has revealed her three top tips for ISA investors this year.

Is student accommodation a good investment?

Is student accommodation a good investment?

27 Feb 2015

Many investors will have been offered the chance to invest in the suite of high-end student accommodation flats being developed around the country and promising a good, and optically, a guaranteed return. 

Neil Woodford: Quantitative Easing hasn't helped the economy, and won't help Eurozone investors now 

Neil Woodford: Quantitative Easing hasn't helped the economy, and won't help Eurozone investors now 

23 Feb 2015

Neil Woodford, the top-performing manager of the £4.7 billion Woodford UK Equity Income fund has cautioned investors against investing in the Eurozone in order to capitalize on anticipated gains from Quantitative Easing (QE) in the economic bloc. 

Is now the right time to get a fixed rate mortgage?

Is now the right time to get a fixed rate mortgage?

18 Feb 2015

With residential mortgage rates hitting an all-time low at 1.5% it is not surprising that one would think it might be time to remortgage, upsize or add to your portfolio.

Hargreaves Lansdown: The deflation that is coming to the UK is 'two thirds good deflation, one third bad deflation'

Hargreaves Lansdown: The deflation that is coming to the UK is 'two thirds good deflation, one third bad deflation'

17 Feb 2015

The announcement this morning by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) that the CPI inflation rate in the UK has fallen to a record low of 0.3 per cent, and Bank of England governor Mark Carney’s view that the UK will enter deflation later this year, is good news for the UK economy, according to Ben Betrell, senior economist at Hargreaves Lansdown. 

Mark Carney declares UK deflation to be 'unambiguously' good news, but warns on interest rates

Mark Carney declares UK deflation to be 'unambiguously' good news, but warns on interest rates

12 Feb 2015

Bank of England governor Mark Carney sent sterling on an upwards trajectory as he declared that while deflation is likely to happen in the UK this year, it will be temporary and definitely positive for the economy. 

Stephanie Flanders: Why it is time for investors to turn negative on the US stock market 

Stephanie Flanders: Why it is time for investors to turn negative on the US stock market 

11 Feb 2015

Stephanie Flanders, the former BBC economics editor who is now chief market strategist at JP Morgan Morgan Asset Management, believes that the recent decline in the oil price and the likely continuing strength of the dollar mean that investors should be cautious about the prospects for the US stock market.

What is binary option trading 

What is binary option trading 

10 Feb 2015

It must at times be frustrating, if you have a strong view on a topic, and yet cannot find a way to invest in it that outcome directly, all of the investment options you are offered involve exposure to other factors in the market than just the one on which you have a view.

Artemis: The two best stocks for investing in US fracking

Artemis: The two best stocks for investing in US fracking

3 Feb 2015

The fall in the oil price in recent months has resulted in negativity engulfing several US stocks which will actually benefit from the onset of fracking and have been made cheaper by the market volatility, according to Simon Edelsten, manager of the Artemis Global Select fund. 

Hargreaves Lansdown: What Eurozone QE means for investors in European funds 

Hargreaves Lansdown: What Eurozone QE means for investors in European funds 

23 Jan 2015

While the long-term capacity of the central bank policy known as QE to deliver sustained improvements to the economies in which it is deployed is debatable, the instigation by the European Central Bank (ECB) of its own QE programme should be beneficial for Eurozone equities, according to Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown. 

Equity markets will see inevitable boost from oil price fall in 2015, agree top fund managers

Equity markets will see inevitable boost from oil price fall in 2015, agree top fund managers

21 Jan 2015

Whilst UK equity investors have experienced a tumultuous start to 2015, the fall in the oil price will lead to improved prospects for developed equity markets in the coming year, according to a host of top performing fund managers.