Markets

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

What is CFD trading?

What is CFD trading?

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 

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.

JP Morgan: What the current market volatility means for investors today 

JP Morgan: What the current market volatility means for investors today 

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. 

India vs. China – which is the better investment right now?

India vs. China – which is the better investment right now?

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.

Aberdeen Asset Management: The best way to invest in Chinese robotics 

Aberdeen Asset Management: The best way to invest in Chinese robotics 

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.

JP Morgan: The best way to invest in the Eurozone  

JP Morgan: The best way to invest in the Eurozone  

25 Aug 2015

JP Morgan portfolio managers Stephen Macklow-Smith and Alexander Fitzalan Howard outline their current outlook for dividend-yielding stocks in Europe.

Old Mutual: The best way to invest in Asia right now? 

Old Mutual: The best way to invest in Asia right now? 

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.

How digital alternatives reshaped the casino industry 

How digital alternatives reshaped the casino industry 

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 

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.

Investors likely to worry as Japanese economy stalls despite currency weakness 

Investors likely to worry as Japanese economy stalls despite currency weakness 

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. 

What does the slowdown in China mean for the UK economy? 

What does the slowdown in China mean for the UK economy? 

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 

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.

Revealed: Why the oil price likely to remain at current low level for quite some time  

Revealed: Why the oil price likely to remain at current low level for quite some time  

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.

Latest US jobs data makes September interest rate rise more likely 

Latest US jobs data makes September interest rate rise more likely 

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.

Is gold a good investment right now?

Is gold a good investment right now?

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

Stephanie Flanders: What today's Bank of England interest rate decision means for investors 

Stephanie Flanders: What today's Bank of England interest rate decision means for investors 

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.