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Fresh insight into what's moving global markets, from shares and bonds to currencies and property

What the buy-to-let tax changes mean for property investors 

What the buy-to-let tax changes mean for property investors 

3 May 2016

Stephen Grahame, manager of the North Row Liquid Property Fund, writes exclusively for What Investment on the impact of the buy-to-let tax changes on property investors

Revealed: What to look for when choosing a fund supermarket 

Revealed: What to look for when choosing a fund supermarket 

3 May 2016

Mark Polson of the Lang Cat writes exclusively for What Investment on what, apart from price, investors should look for when choosing a fund supermarket. 

Standard Life Investments: Investors should prepare for inflation to rise in the UK in 2016

Standard Life Investments: Investors should prepare for inflation to rise in the UK in 2016

29 Apr 2016

James McCann, UK economist at Standard Life Investments, has asserted that investors should be prepared for inflation to rise in the UK.

JP Morgan: Why investors should expect the oil price to rise

JP Morgan: Why investors should expect the oil price to rise

29 Apr 2016

James Sutton, client portfolio manager of the JP Morgan Natural Resources Fund, writes exclusively for What Investment on why private investors should expect the oil price to continue to rise.

Why I'm voting for Brexit, by top fund manager 

Why I'm voting for Brexit, by top fund manager 

28 Apr 2016

Jason Pidcock, who recently joined Jupiter to manage its Asian Income fund having made his name running the £4.6 Billion Newton Asian Income fund, has revealed the reasons why he will personally vote for Britain to leave the EU in the referendum on June 23.

Slowing UK GDP growth shouldn't just be written off as Brexit concern, assert analysts  

Slowing UK GDP growth shouldn't just be written off as Brexit concern, assert analysts  

27 Apr 2016

The slight slowdown in the rate of UK GDP growth announced this morning should be attributed to more than just brexit fears, despite the protestations of politicians, according to analysts.

Schroders: What to invest in as inflation starts to rise

Schroders: What to invest in as inflation starts to rise

25 Apr 2016

Marcus Brookes, head of multi-asset investing at Schroders, has urged investors to ‘rebalance’ their portfolios as inflation rises.

Hargreaves Lansdown: What the latest UK employment data tells us about the health of the UK economy 

Hargreaves Lansdown: What the latest UK employment data tells us about the health of the UK economy 

20 Apr 2016

Analysts including Ben Brettell, senior economist at Hargreaves Lansdown, have cautioned investors against reading too much into the employment and wage data released this morning.

How the UK gambling industry has impacted the economy 

How the UK gambling industry has impacted the economy 

19 Apr 2016

Although some may think that the gambling industry has a negative effect, it is rather quite the opposite especially in the form of the UK economy. 

Standard Life: Why we don't think a UK recession will happen in 2016 

Standard Life: Why we don't think a UK recession will happen in 2016 

14 Apr 2016

Jeremy Lawson, chief economist at Standard Life Investments has disclosed the reasons why he believes the UK and the world will avoid recession in 2016.

UK interest rates not going up 'anytime soon', and may even fall from here, agree analysts 

UK interest rates not going up 'anytime soon', and may even fall from here, agree analysts 

14 Apr 2016

In the wake of the Bank of England casting a distinctly cautious pall on the health of the UK economy, interest rates are unlikely to rise anytime soon, agree analysts.

Schroders: Investors should expect the oil price to continue to rise 

Schroders: Investors should expect the oil price to continue to rise 

13 Apr 2016

Geoff Blanning, head of commodities at Schroders, has opined that the oil price is likely to continue its recent rally.

The three reasons why gold should continue to go up in 2016, by prominent analyst 

The three reasons why gold should continue to go up in 2016, by prominent analyst 

13 Apr 2016

Investors should expect gold to continue to perform well for the coming year as a result of a trio of global factors, according to Nitesh Shah, analyst at ETF Securities.

Invesco Perpetual: Why fears of UK and US recession are 'overblown' 

Invesco Perpetual: Why fears of UK and US recession are 'overblown' 

13 Apr 2016

John Greenwood, chief economist at Invesco Perpetual, has asserted that fears of an imminent recession in the US and UK are misplaced, and revealed the reasons why.

Revealed: How investors can protect themselves from Brexit 

Revealed: How investors can protect themselves from Brexit 

12 Apr 2016

Nigel Cumming, chief investment officer at Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management, has asserted that while there are very substantial risks for investors from Brexit, there are also ways in which investors can protect their portfolios.

Hargreaves Lansdown: Surprise UK inflation rise doesn't hide wider economic weakness 

Hargreaves Lansdown: Surprise UK inflation rise doesn't hide wider economic weakness 

12 Apr 2016

The value of sterling lept this morning as UK inflation for month of March was revealed to be 0.5 per cent, but Ben Brettell, senior economist at Hargreaves Lansdown cautioned investors against overreacting to the data, as the overall trend remains ‘weak’.