Wealth Management

COMMENT

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.
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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.
sunburn
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
CHIEF STRATEGIST JOHN KICKLIGHTER
Monday 30 June 2014
Despite dwindling interest rates, with the right approach, even sticking to cash can mean you are quids in
Monday 30 June 2014
The fund managers are tipping European equities and a focus on long-term capital growth through income
Wednesday 25 June 2014
Short-term volatility is likely, but the developing world offers some enticing valuations
Wednesday 25 June 2014
ON 1 July, the new Isa (Nisa) arrives. Announced in the Budget this year, the Nisa is both a simpler product and allows investors to shield more money away from the taxman.
Tuesday 24 June 2014
BETTER a lucky governor than one that’s always right. At least, that’s what Mark Carney will be hoping for as he faces MPs today – almost a year to the day since he took over at the Bank of England.
Tuesday 24 June 2014
ONE great thing about the FX market is choice. You can trade a multitude of time-frames, with short-term trading the most popular. In fact, the average trader trades three times per day.
Tuesday 24 June 2014
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Waiting for euro-dollar, euro-yen range breaks Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis with risk management Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Wednesday 18 June 2014
Income can help you weather any volatility, but be wary of bonds
Tuesday 17 June 2014
IT’S A busy fortnight for oil traders. First, there was the Opec meeting in Vienna last week.
Tuesday 17 June 2014
WITH uncertainty comes strong market moves – the latest example being the tense situation in Iraq. The effect on oil markets has not been delayed, and we have already experienced a strong price surge.
Tuesday 17 June 2014
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Waiting for euro-dollar, euro-yen range breaks Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis with risk management Average time frame of trades: A few days to a few weeks
Tuesday 10 June 2014
More QE cannot be a substitute for labour market reform
Tuesday 10 June 2014
THE WORLD Cup kicks off in Brazil this Thursday, and some put the figure that is going to be wagered at a cool £1bn.
Tuesday 10 June 2014
HERE we go again. We heard more gumpf last week about the precipitous decline of the Vix market volatility index, and how the “Index of Fear” has fallen to seven-year, pre-crisis lows.
Tuesday 10 June 2014
With the ECB lowering the overnight deposit rate to negative territory last week, many traders were left disappointed. Euro-dollar did not break lower.
Tuesday 10 June 2014
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Waiting for euro-dollar, euro-yen range breaks Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis with risk management Average time frame of trades: A few days to a few weeks
Tuesday 03 June 2014
THE ECB has heavily hinted that it will provide more support to markets on Thursday, although how the support will look has yet to be determined.
Tuesday 03 June 2014
WITH the ECB meeting this Thursday, and the US non-farm payrolls report out on Friday, the FX markets are bound to experience a great deal of exuberance.
Tuesday 03 June 2014
QUANTITATIVE STRATEGIST DAVID RODRIGUEZ My pick: Short dollar-yen against ¥103 Expertise: System trading Average time frame of trades: Two to ten weeks
Tuesday 27 May 2014
VLADIMIR Putin’s pivot to the East can no longer be in any doubt.
Tuesday 27 May 2014
TRADERS’ best ideas often turn out to be their worst. It’s almost ironic. Great ideas turn into bad trades, and bad trades turn into lost money. It only takes one of these bad trades to wipe out the profit from hundreds of better ones.
Wednesday 21 May 2014
The UK and US are consistently beating growth expectations – but sensible investors should proceed with caution
Tuesday 20 May 2014
WHEN in distress, US banks call Warren Buffett. In Europe, banks have turned to Qatar.
Tuesday 20 May 2014
ALWAYS getting stopped out? We’ve all seen the videos online. Trade with a tight stop loss order and a high per pip value, and you’re on your way to riches. Yet, as many discover too late, it’s not that easy.
Tuesday 20 May 2014
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Holding short euro basket Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis with risk management Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Wednesday 14 May 2014
In a low interest rate environment, the power of compounding can make fee leakage a sizeable drain on your wealth
Wednesday 14 May 2014
GOVERNMENT proposals last week that £85bn of assets controlled by local authority pension funds be switched to passive index trackers have intensified the debate over the value of active managers and the fees they charge.
Tuesday 13 May 2014
SHOULD investment banks cut off the tail before it infects the body, or nurse it back to health? This is the conundrum confronting banks with fixed income divisions.
Tuesday 13 May 2014
WE ALL know what most traders do wrong: they trade against the trend, their average gain is usually twice the average loss, and they will add to losing positions.
Tuesday 13 May 2014
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Short euro basket Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis with risk management Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Tuesday 06 May 2014
Yellen risks making the same mistake as Greenspan in 2004
Tuesday 06 May 2014
IT MIGHT seem a long time until 13 September, but at the beginning of May it’s a key date. This year it brings Britain’s classic horse race, the St Leger.
Tuesday 06 May 2014
IT’S HARD to imagine, but it wasn’t even two years ago that the potential for a break-up of the Eurozone was front page news.
Tuesday 06 May 2014
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Stay short euro-Aussie, short euro-dollar Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis with risk management Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Wednesday 30 April 2014
But investors must be ultra-selective to see any long-term gains

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