Wealth Management


Wednesday 29 October 2014
Think carefully about your ability to handle high volatility.  
Tuesday 28 October 2014
With reporting season kicking off today, cue the usual brouhaha over how much those greedy bankers are getting. But maybe it’s worth pausing a moment to take a lesson or two from the world of high finance.
Tuesday 28 October 2014
WHEN people think about trading, many things come to mind. Some will think of huge amounts of cash and massive gains. This may be accurate in some cases, but today I would like to break things down and tell you about the harsh reality.
Wednesday 22 October 2014
There’s no golden rule, but don’t be afraid to take risks.  
Tuesday 21 October 2014
I simply can’t resist the temptation to draw parallels between markets and the autumn storms in the UK last week. The tempest is back. Yes, it was a quiet summer, with volatility in equity, FX and bond markets dropping to multi-year lows.
Tuesday 21 October 2014
WITH most market participants expecting a rate increase in the US during 2015, this Wednesday’s inflation figure will be very interesting.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
News hit last week that Espirito Santo Financial Group, whose primary asset was a 20 per cent stake in the Portuguese bank Banco Espirito Santo, had declared bankruptcy, and not a moment too soon.
Tuesday 14 October 2014
RISK off is an old concept, but it has recently started to re-emerge on the back of stock markets declining slightly more than people had been expecting. It’s a term used when people opt for safety over potential returns.
Wednesday 08 October 2014
Base rate hikes and a strong pound will dent prices, says Yogi Dewan
Tuesday 07 October 2014
A potential economic outcast is a bad place to invest money.  
Tuesday 07 October 2014
Forget QE, surely the precipitous oil price decline in the last couple of weeks will finally give the down-trodden European economy the big boost it needs.
Tuesday 07 October 2014
TRADERS often rush into trades thinking that trading is like any other job, where you always need to be busy, independent of whether the task is of high or low value. Applying this mindset to trading is not necessary and can be harmful.
Mark Carney
Wednesday 01 October 2014
But also don’t forget the opportunities...  
Mario Draghi
Tuesday 30 September 2014
It seems as if the European Central Bank (ECB) has been debating whether to head down the QE path forever. ECB-watchers have been reduced to pondering what the shade of Mario Draghi’s (usually blue) tie might mean for future asset purchases.
Tuesday 30 September 2014
DID YOU know that 60 per cent of weekly price highs or lows will occur either on Friday or Monday? This is the common pattern for a currency pair like euro-dollar.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Despite a continuing stream of woeful economic data from the Eurozone, a number of investors and fund managers have become more sanguine about the currency bloc in recent months.
Wednesday 24 September 2014
An expert foreign exchange service can help make your money go further on the overseas property market
Wednesday 24 September 2014
Although recent weeks have seen sterling weaken against the dollar there is still potential for great returns when searching for a holiday home in the Sunshine State. Kelly Cutchin, Moneycorp U.S.
Tuesday 23 September 2014
Mining firms have put on a brave face over the past 18 months. I warned last year that the super-cycle had popped, despite the largesse still being exhibited by the industry in the mining hub of Perth.
Tuesday 23 September 2014
With FX volatility picking up and trends turning parabolic, it’s easy to miss out on strong trends. One good example is the current 830 pips rally in dollar-yen.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
But make sure you pay close attention to the possible risks
Tuesday 16 September 2014
A new, independent Scotland might flummox a foreign visitor. So it’s lucky this financial A to Z has turned up – even if some say it’s a parody of the Better Together campaign.  
Wednesday 10 September 2014
With property prices surging in recent years – by 19.3 per cent in London in the 12 months to June, according to ONS data – the amount needed for a house deposit has shot up.
Tuesday 09 September 2014
GET OUT your superlatives. The Alibaba IPO is set to be the biggest in history – with an expected $21bn (£12.9bn) offering. The numbers are staggering.
Wednesday 03 September 2014
In the first half of this year, peer-to-peer lending passed a fresh milestone in the UK.
Tuesday 02 September 2014
The Eurozone's August inflation figure was confirmed at 0.3 per cent last week, down from July’s surprisingly weak reading of 0.4 per cent.
Wednesday 27 August 2014
The peer-to-peer lending industry is booming.
Tuesday 26 August 2014
In a world where we are sold pups on a daily basis by both policymakers and the market snake-oil salesmen, yesterday’s Bank Holiday trading on the Continent was a great example of how we continue to lap up the nonsense we are fed.
Dilma Rousseff
Thursday 21 August 2014
This year has proven that, when it comes to emerging markets, politics matters.
GCSE results
Thursday 21 August 2014
As GCSE results come out today, and the dust settles on last week’s A-Level results, many parents will be thinking about how they can help their children through university.
Tuesday 19 August 2014
HEAR the words “London property”, and “bubble” is rarely far behind.
Wednesday 13 August 2014
Hamlet wasn’t talking about the next move for interest rates when he said, “if it be not now, yet it will come – the readiness is all.” But the advice is sound.  
Tuesday 12 August 2014
It's time for a woman to be the chair of Barclays. And yes, simply because she is a woman, it would make things better.
Wednesday 06 August 2014
There is a question mark looming over European equities – when will companies deliver on earnings? So far, underwhelming earnings growth has done little to support the market’s upward march. In our view, that is poised to change.
Tuesday 05 August 2014
It's been a hot summer for some, with US stock markets breaking out to fresh highs in July, and European investors debating whether to dip a toe in the water on the back of more European Central Bank (ECB) action.
Tuesday 29 July 2014
THE TIES between Britain’s banks and its economy have always been close. But they have seemed even closer in the post-banking bailout era.
Wednesday 23 July 2014
There is a long-running tug of war between two styles of investing: value and growth. The former sees investors select stocks with an intrinsic value.
Wednesday 23 July 2014
When it comes to crowing about so-called “star” performing fund managers and handing out endless awards, the investment industry certainly doesn’t hold back.
Tuesday 22 July 2014
A trade “tit-for-tat” would hit both sides extremely hard
Tuesday 22 July 2014
THE BIGGEST point markets are making at the moment is that they aren’t making a big point. Given increased tensions around Russia and Ukraine, we are closer to war in Europe than we have been for a long time.
Wednesday 16 July 2014
  Don’t get caught out by your smartphone, stepchildren or because you’re taking multiple breaks.  
Alex Salmond
Tuesday 15 July 2014
  Even a “No” vote will mean radical shifts in political power.  
Tuesday 08 July 2014
  Central bank policy has distorted many asset markets.  
Wednesday 02 July 2014
Index and exchange-traded funds are increasingly popular, but don’t forget about platform fees
Wednesday 02 July 2014
The new Isa (Nisa) is a day old and, despite speculation that a rush of investor funds could wobble providers’ systems, savers shouldn’t be deterred from making the most of the enhanced benefits of the liberalised tax wrapper.
Tuesday 01 July 2014
WHO’D be a central banker? As soon as you restore bond and equity markets to calm or even optimism, investors start fretting about something else.
Tuesday 01 July 2014
THE DAYS when we would experience broad-based US dollar gains or sell-offs are long gone. With forex volatility reaching new lows, traders need to adapt and turn picky when choosing which currencies to trade.
Tuesday 01 July 2014