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UK avoids sinking into deflation in March, but marked decline in core inflation paints bleak picture for the economy
14 Apr 2015
Despite the expectations of some economists, the UK continued to avoid deflation in March, but the core inflation measure, which is a barometer of forward looking economic activity, fell to its lowest level for nine years.
8 Apr 2015
Investors across the world have been besmirched by a battalion of false dawns over recent decades, but the fundamentals mean that now is the time to invest in Japan, according to Stephanie Flanders, the former BBC economics editor who is now chief market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management.
8 Apr 2015
Whilst the monetary policies of the European Central Bank have helped to keep the economic recovery in the UK astride a solid footing, investors should prepare for a sustained period of time where economic growth is at a lower level than it was before the economic crisis, according to Andrew Milligan, head of global strategy at Standard Life Investments.
1 Apr 2015
Regularly on this site and in our magazine, we discussed how several of the sectors which have been a traditional haven for investors whose priority is income, notably, banks, supermarkets, oil companies and mining stocks, could all very easily be put in the doghouse by private investors right now.
Liontrust: The best way to invest to protect yourself from the fall in sterling as the general election looms
1 Apr 2015
Stephen Bailey, manager of the Liontrust Macro UK Growth fund, believes that the direction of travel for sterling in the coming year is rather predictable, and has outlined the strategy investors should employ to capitalize on the movement in the currency.
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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'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'
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.
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.