Markets

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

Why investing in the stock market is like a casino

Why investing in the stock market is like a casino

26 May 2016

On the stock market they call it a black swan event, gamblers call it simply  a bad day at the office.

 

Why I continue to be cautious on the US stock market, by veteran investor

Why I continue to be cautious on the US stock market, by veteran investor

26 May 2016

Peter Elston, manager of the Seneca Income and Growth investment trust has revealed the reason why he has much less capital allocated to US stocks than the market as a whole.

The EU referendum's impact on the sterling/euro exchange rate 

The EU referendum's impact on the sterling/euro exchange rate 

24 May 2016

On June 23rd 2016 British voters will be heading to their local polling stations to vote on whether the nation should remain in or leave the EU. For years the issue of having a referendum has been debated, with the current government finally deciding to hold one this summer.

Bank shares will suffer if Brexit happens, says veteran investor

Bank shares will suffer if Brexit happens, says veteran investor

24 May 2016

If the UK votes to leave the EU in the forthcoming referendum, bank shares will be amongst the assets to suffer a sharp decline, according to David Coombs, multi-asset fund manager at Rathbones.

JP Morgan: How to spot value in stock markets if Brexit happens

JP Morgan: How to spot value in stock markets if Brexit happens

23 May 2016

John Bilton, head of global multi asset strategy at  JP Morgan Asset Management, has revealed the areas of the market he believes could represent value if Brexit happens.  

What do talks on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership tell us?

What do talks on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership tell us?

21 May 2016

Talks on brokering a global trade deal have now officially entered a second decade. Finding an agreement between around 150 nations, each with different trade goals, ambitions, aims and partners was never going to be an easy task, and it often appears that we’re no closer to striking a global trade deal. As a result, the US and the EU have decided to come up with their own deal: The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

JP Morgan: How to identify when it's a good time to invest in emerging markets

JP Morgan: How to identify when it's a good time to invest in emerging markets

19 May 2016

The recent improvement in the performance of emerging market assets may presage a prolonged period of positive performance, but there are ways for investors to gauge when is the right time to invest, according to Emily Whiting, client portfolio manager at JP Morgan.

What Investment Guide to Investing in Europe launched 

What Investment Guide to Investing in Europe launched 

18 May 2016

Being the person in charge of persuading UK people to invest in Europe has never been the easiest of jobs.

Hargreaves Lansdown: What the latest UK inflation figures tell us about the health of the economy

Hargreaves Lansdown: What the latest UK inflation figures tell us about the health of the economy

17 May 2016

The latest UK inflation data, released by the Office For National Statistics (ONS) this morning, revealed that inflation slipped back to 0.3 per cent.

How can probate trusts help in estate planning? 

How can probate trusts help in estate planning? 

16 May 2016

Kim Jarvis, technical manager at Canada Life, writes exclusively for What Investment on the role probate trusts can play in estate planning. 

Stephanie Flanders: Britain leaving the EU could cause economic growth to halve within 18 months 

Stephanie Flanders: Britain leaving the EU could cause economic growth to halve within 18 months 

12 May 2016

Stephanie Flanders, the former BBC economics editor who is now chief market strategist for Europe at JP Morgan Asset Management has revealed that if the UK were to vote for Brexit, economic growth could decline by by between 1 and 1.5 per cent, halving the current level.

Mark Carney sounds stark Brexit warning, and revises growth forecasts downwards 

Mark Carney sounds stark Brexit warning, and revises growth forecasts downwards 

12 May 2016

In the Bank of England’s latest inflation report, released this morning, governor Mark Carney cautioned on the impacts of the UK exiting the EU, cut his growth forecast but kept kept his forecast for inflation at the present level.

Exclusive: Platform launched that allows private investors direct access to corporate bond market 

Exclusive: Platform launched that allows private investors direct access to corporate bond market 

11 May 2016

WiseAlpha, a platform that allows investors to directly invest in the corporate bond market has launched in London, and made its first investments.

Investors should expect the gold price to continue to rise, according to prominent analyst 

Investors should expect the gold price to continue to rise, according to prominent analyst 

11 May 2016

Policy makers in the US continue to look for an excuse to keep interest rates low, and that should send the gold price higher from here, according to Nitesh Shah, analyst at ETF Securities.

What is helicopter money?

What is helicopter money?

9 May 2016

With the world mired in low inflation, and low growth, and riddled with uncertainty, the clamour for radical and innovative policies to shake the globe out of its stupor has grown

Would Brexit be bad for UK house prices?

Would Brexit be bad for UK house prices?

9 May 2016

As the date of the referendum approaches, it is perhaps inevitable that politicians will be producing fresh dollops of rhetoric to try push the public behind their cause.