Vix hits 25-year low despite political turbulence

Vix hits 25-year low despite political turbulence...

Volatility hit a 25-year low last week despite major political events continuing to pose headwinds to the market.

Published : 16, May 2017
VIX ‘fear index’ hits lowest level since 2007

VIX ‘fear index’ hits lowest level since 2007

An index said to represent levels of fear on the markets has hit its lowest levels since before the eruption of the credit crunch after trending lower in recent weeks.

Published : 2, May 2017
UK economic growth weaker as inflation hits services

UK economic growth weaker as inflation hits services...

The UK economy grew at a lower-than-expected 0.3% year-on-year in the first quarter as inflation dented the services sector.

Published : 28, Apr 2017
March inflation remains stable at 2.3%

March inflation remains stable at 2.3%

The UK consumer prices index (CPI) inflation rate was 2.3% in March, unchanged from its February figure.

Published : 11, Apr 2017
Russell: Don't take UK consumer resilience for granted

Russell: Don't take UK consumer resilience for...

UK consumer resilience must not be taken for granted as it faces an “inescapable drag” amid Brexit aftermath, warns Russell Investments.

Published : 3, Apr 2017
Inflation reaches 2.3% - highest level since 2013

Inflation reaches 2.3% - highest level since 2013...

February saw UK headline CPI rise to 2.3% - its highest level since November 2013 - introducing a “two-sided risk” to the economy.

Published : 21, Mar 2017
Husselbee: UK investors must avoid insular thinking

Husselbee: UK investors must avoid insular thinking...

With developed world political risk now posing the biggest risk to markets, Liontrust’s John Husselbee is encouraging his clients to focus on the global picture.

Published : 17, Oct 2016
Buxton eager for bank tailwinds; predicts further sterling fall

Buxton eager for bank tailwinds; predicts further...

Old Mutual Investors’ CEO Richard Buxton is looking for a steeping yield curve or further lifting of US interest rates, both of which would benefit his holdings in UK Banks.

Published : 7, Oct 2016
JPM: Brazil ready for easing cycle

JPM: Brazil ready for easing cycle

The manager of the JP Morgan Brazil Investment Trust is confident the country’s recovery will continue through to next year, as the new government’s fiscal reform programme unfolds.

Published : 7, Oct 2016
Lloyds Private Banking: Don’t underestimate sterling weakness

Lloyds Private Banking: Don’t underestimate sterling...

Wealth managers and their clients must be careful not to underestimate sterling weakness, particularly amid UK equity market highs, according to its new head of portfolio specialists.

Published : 6, Oct 2016
IA commits to Brexit defence plan

IA commits to Brexit defence plan

The Investment Association has committed to working with government to deliver a trade and investment strategy, defending the UK’s position as the pre-eminent centre for investment post-Brexit.

Published : 5, Oct 2016
Nervous Sarasin ups alternatives exposure

Nervous Sarasin ups alternatives exposure

Sarasin & Partners has been building up its holdings in alternatives for the first time in “several years” on fear of a market correction.

Published : 5, Oct 2016
It is not a competition! Does it matter if Yellen or Carney blinks first?

It is not a competition! Does it matter if Yellen...

Nobody knows when interest rates will start to rise but what everyone has an opinion on is the environment in which they will rise and what will happen when they do. Here is Kitty Ussher's expert opinion...

Published : 3, Dec 2015
Autumn statement: perks of the wealthy under fire

Autumn statement: perks of the wealthy under fire...

Chancellor George Osborne showed a steely determination to tackle some of the cosier aspects of the lives of the wealthy in this year’s Autumn statement. Tax evasion, capital gains tax and second homes came under scrutiny in an otherwise relatively benign budget.

Published : 25, Nov 2015
December rate rise a racing certainty after stronger data

December rate rise a racing certainty after stronger...

The upward revision to US GDP data may not suggest real strength in the US economy, but it cements the case for a December rate rise, argue fund managers.

Published : 24, Nov 2015
Equities respond positively to Fed hawks

Equities respond positively to Fed hawks

Markets responded positively to the release of the Federal Open Market Committee minutes, which showed a December rate rise is increasingly likely.

Published : 19, Nov 2015
City Financial's Harris predicts 'extreme stimulus' in China

City Financial's Harris predicts 'extreme stimulus'...

Extreme stimulus measures are likely to be deployed in China to contain the country’s credit issues, says Mark Harris, head of multi-asset at City Financial.

Published : 12, Nov 2015
Stanhope: ‘Whip-saw’ markets catching managers off guard

Stanhope: ‘Whip-saw’ markets catching managers...

The current ‘whip-saw’ nature of equity markets is catching out hedge fund managers, particularly those using stop-loss risk controls, according to Stanhope Capital’s CIO Jonathan Bell.

Published : 4, Jun 2015
Cyclicals, sterling early winners as uk markets jump on tory win

Cyclicals, sterling early winners as uk markets...

The FTSE 100 spiked briefly through 7,000 points on Friday and sterling strengthened as investors woke to news that the Conservative party had beaten even the most optimistic expectations.

Published : 8, May 2015
PA ANALYSIS: What happens if the growth bears are wrong?

PA ANALYSIS: What happens if the growth bears...

Recent ructions in bond markets have underlined how quickly market sentiment can change, particularly with regard to interest rate expectations.

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