Markets jittery after troubled week for US and Europe

Markets jittery after troubled week for US and...

President Donald Trump’s reaction to last weekend's violence in Charlottesville and Thursday's terror attack in Barcelona culminated in a major sell-off across developed markets on Friday.

Published : 18, Aug 2017
Miton's Jane: No end in sight for hated bull market

Miton's Jane: No end in sight for hated bull market...

The ‘most hated bull market in history’ shows no sign of ending anytime soon according to Miton’s David Jane, who has urged caution from investors.

Published : 18, Aug 2017

Robots, drugs and fees: The key trends that have...

The last 10 years have seen ETF products grow from pre-teens to fully fledged adults, even dabbling with drugs along the way. 7IM's passive expert and senior investment manager Peter Sleep looks back at the biggest trends.

Published : 18, Aug 2017
UK consumers defy expectations in July, with food sales surging

UK consumers defy expectations in July, with food...

The strength of the UK consumer proved resilient in July, with month-on-month retail sales rising 0.3% according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Published : 17, Aug 2017
Architas urges shift to defensive assets

Architas urges shift to defensive assets

Architas has warned that investors should begin shifting towards defensive assets before volatility strikes markets in the latter half of 2017.

Published : 17, Aug 2017
Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ threat wipes $1trn from global markets

Trump’s ‘fire and fury’ threat wipes $1trn from...

The drastic fall across global markets following president Donald Trump’s threats against North Korea are a sign of how pronounced downturns can be from lofty market highs, Rowan Dartington’s Guy Stephens says.

Published : 16, Aug 2017
Pressure is off BoE as wages stagnate and employment rise

Pressure is off BoE as wages stagnate and employment...

Pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates was handed another blow on Wednesday unemployment fell and UK earnings growth, while beating expectations, failed to outpace inflation.

Published : 16, Aug 2017
IA: FTSE bosses improving on pay but more work needed

IA: FTSE bosses improving on pay but more work...

Shareholders “flexing their muscles” over remuneration packages has led to an improving attitude among FTSE directors towards pay, but there is still “some way to go” on the issue, the Investment Association says.

Published : 16, Aug 2017
Profit expectations fall to lowest level in nearly three years

Profit expectations fall to lowest level in nearly...

Global fund managers are becoming increasingly bearish on corporate profits, with the amount thinking they will improve over the next 12 months falling to the lowest level since November 2005, according to the latest BofA Merrill Lynch fund manager survey.

Published : 15, Aug 2017
Widening FTSE profit gap sparks fears firms spinning results

Widening FTSE profit gap sparks fears firms spinning...

The gap between stated and adjusted profit in FTSE 100 companies is at a 10-year high, according to AJ Bell which has raised fears firms are intentionally “muddying the waters”.

Published : 15, Aug 2017
Murky future for UK companies despite bumper profits

Murky future for UK companies despite bumper profits...

The picture for UK companies looks “murkier” despite them posting bumper profits in the last financial year, according to the latest data from The Share Centre.

Published : 14, Aug 2017
Four funds lose Sanlam's ‘White List’ status

Four funds lose Sanlam's ‘White List’ status

Sanlam has removed four funds from its list of top-rated UK equity income funds – the White List – in its latest biannual study of the sector.

Published : 14, Aug 2017
Charles Stanley: The ‘bears are wrong’, equity bull market is not dead

Charles Stanley: The ‘bears are wrong’, equity...

The global equity bull market has further to run, despite industry concern it has reached a peak, according to Charles Stanley.

Published : 11, Aug 2017
Inflation-linked bonds attractive despite uncertain outlook

Inflation-linked bonds attractive despite uncertain...

Despite a murkier outlook for global inflation, there could be “positive surprises” ahead which make inflation-linked bonds an attractive diversifier, Fidelity International says.

Published : 9, Aug 2017
Investors rush to gold following rising North Korea tensions

Investors rush to gold following rising North...

The stand-off between US president Donald Trump and North Korea has led to a spike in gold and silver prices, with financial markets adopting a safety first attitude in the immediate aftermath of escalating tensions.

Published : 9, Aug 2017
China and momentum top MSCI in July

China and momentum top MSCI in July

China was the best performing country last month, while momentum beat other factors like quality, MSCI has reported.

Published : 9, Aug 2017

Post-financial crisis: Where did your money work...

This Wednesday (9 August) marks 10 years since the global financial crisis began, the morning BNP Paribas finally halted redemptions from funds containing now-infamous CDO instruments. We take a look at six sectors to see where you would have been best placed to invest in the decade that followed.

Published : 8, Aug 2017
Research questions long-term performance of tracker funds

Research questions long-term performance of tracker...

With the exception of funds tracking the US and UK mid caps, no passive funds have been able to generate first or second quartile performance in their respective sectors over the past 10 years, according to research from Chase de Vere.

Published : 8, Aug 2017
US equities advance makes European investors run

US equities advance makes European investors run...

The US equities rally has been given a fresh boost this year by continuing earnings upgrades and a weakening dollar, but Europe’s investors are not buying it.

Published : 8, Aug 2017
US equity volatility drops to 50-year low

US equity volatility drops to 50-year low

Volatility in US equity markets plummeted to its lowest level in almost 50 years on Monday.

Published : 7, Aug 2017
PA ANALYSIS: Buyer beware best buy 'affiliated' funds?
PA ANALYSIS: Buyer beware...

Is there a potential conflict of interest arising from...

PA ANALYSIS: Preparing for a market correction – hedge or diversify?
PA ANALYSIS: Preparing...

The bulls and bears are out in force, divided over...

PA ANALYSIS: What’s going on at 'disappointing' Sanditon?
PA ANALYSIS: What’s going...

Sanditon Asset Management’s CEO has leapt to the defence...

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