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Why there are major problems with Mark Carney's post-Brexit economic policies 

Why there are major problems with Mark Carney's post-Brexit economic policies 

25 Aug 2016

The response of markets, and market participants to the referendum result was distressingly predictable, a rush to risk off assets, a decline in the value of sterling, and a sharp dip in economic expectations.

Fidelity: Gold remains a prudent investment, despite the price rise, and we have bought more 

Fidelity: Gold remains a prudent investment, despite the price rise, and we have bought more 

23 Aug 2016

Economic conditions remain favourable for investors seeking exposure to gold, despite the steep rise in the price of the precious metal this year, according to Nick Peters, multi-asset investor at Fidelity, who has been buying more gold.

Casino investment is still a 'Yes-No' Proposition worldwide 

Casino investment is still a 'Yes-No' Proposition worldwide 

20 Aug 2016

The world economy is standing at a threshold. Time is very critical in term of major economic reforms. In such a sensitive moment, the century old casino and gambling industry is undergoing a volatile phase. In some traditionally matured markets, heavy inflow of funds is seen, while, fewer conservative markets are still saying “NO” to casino investments.

Stocks have rallied: But is it too late to buy gold?

Stocks have rallied: But is it too late to buy gold?

18 Aug 2016

Year 2016 has been kind to gold, with the price of the yellow metal rising by about 25% since the beginning of the year. This year ended a three-year bearish run for gold, with the price of gold at the close of 2015 being the about the lowest price since 2010.

UK interest rate cut was 'pointless' for the economy, says top analyst 

UK interest rate cut was 'pointless' for the economy, says top analyst 

18 Aug 2016

The decision of the Bank of England to cut interest rates two weeks ago is likely to be ‘pointless’ with possibly no effect consumer behaviour, asserted Tom Beckett , chief investment officer at Miton Optimal Asset Management.

Why investors should have faith in the Japanese market 

Why investors should have faith in the Japanese market 

18 Aug 2016

Rob Weatherston, manager of the Old Mutual Japanese Equity Fund, writes exclusively for What Investment on why the reforms in Japan will bear fruit for investors.

Old Mutual: Investors shouldn't expect a drastic increase in UK inflation, but there are profits to be made 

Old Mutual: Investors shouldn't expect a drastic increase in UK inflation, but there are profits to be made 

17 Aug 2016

Anthony Gillham, head of multi-asset investing at Old Mutual Global Investors, has asserted that while UK inflation is unlikely to gallop exceptionally far forward, the subsequent low interest rate world will throw up opportunities for investors.

Hargreaves Lansdown: Latest UK economic data indicates post-Brexit economy may not be 'as bad as many had feared'

Hargreaves Lansdown: Latest UK economic data indicates post-Brexit economy may not be 'as bad as many had feared'

17 Aug 2016

Ben Brettell, senior economist at Hargreaves Lansdown has contended that the latest unemployment data for the UK, released this morning, indicates that while it is is still early days, the economy may not be in quite as poor a condition as many had feared in the aftermath of the UK voting to leave the EU.

Fidelity: UK investors should expect inflation to rise even further from here, following latest data 

Fidelity: UK investors should expect inflation to rise even further from here, following latest data 

16 Aug 2016

The latest UK inflation data, released this morning by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), showed inflation ticked up to 0.6 per cent in July, but investors should prepare for a steeper increase in the months ahead, according to Anna Stupnytska, global economist at Fidelity International.

Why investors should expect the gold price to rise much higher, and how to invest in it, by veteran investor

Why investors should expect the gold price to rise much higher, and how to invest in it, by veteran investor

11 Aug 2016

Geir Lode, the veteran investor who is head of global equities at Hermes, has asserted that wider economic conditions mean the gold price will go up in the coming years, and revealed the share he is buying to profit from the market movements.

JP Morgan: What the Bank of England interest rate cut means for investors 

JP Morgan: What the Bank of England interest rate cut means for investors 

5 Aug 2016

David Stubbs, global market strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management, has asserted that UK interest rates are likely to be cut further in future, while the pound is likely to keep falling, in the wake of the decision by the Bank of England to cut interest rates yesterday.

Schroders: Why lower UK interest rates mean house prices will continue to rise, despite Brexit

Schroders: Why lower UK interest rates mean house prices will continue to rise, despite Brexit

4 Aug 2016

Whilst the interest rate cut announced for the UK today is likely to have only a ‘marginal’ impact on the economy, house prices are likely to keep going up, according to Azad Zangana, senior European economist at Schroders.

UK interest rate cut 'unlikely to benefit the economy' assert top analysts 

UK interest rate cut 'unlikely to benefit the economy' assert top analysts 

4 Aug 2016

The decision of the Bank of England to cut interest rates to a record low level is unlikely to benefit the UK economy, asserted Ben Brettell senior economist at Hargreaves Lansdown.

Exclusive: The best way to manager your UK buy-to-let portfolio right now

Exclusive: The best way to manager your UK buy-to-let portfolio right now

1 Aug 2016

Alistair Peel, Director at Strabens Hall, writes exclusively for What Investment on the best ways for investors to manage their buy-to-let portfolios right now.

Exclusive: Investors should expect the oil price to fall sharply in the near future, says veteran analyst

Exclusive: Investors should expect the oil price to fall sharply in the near future, says veteran analyst

1 Aug 2016

Paul Hodges, who works as a consultant on the future direction of the oil price to chemical companies and financial institutions, has asserted that the oil price will soon reverse its recent gains and slip below $30 dollars.

Why UK property investors should expect tough times ahead, by top investor 

Why UK property investors should expect tough times ahead, by top investor 

29 Jul 2016

Steven Grahame, manager of the North Row Liquid Property fund, writes exclusively for What Investment on the outlook for property investors in the months ahead