Wealth Management

COMMENT

Wednesday 26 November 2014
Think carefully about your risk profile and platform choice
Wednesday 26 November 2014
Not many policies will allow you to go off-piste without a qualified instructor
Tuesday 25 November 2014
Not that I’m trying to do myself out of a job, but I’m a tad amazed by the furore building up about this Thursday’s Opec meeting in Vienna.
Tuesday 25 November 2014
THE MOVING average is one of many tools you can use to extract gains from FX markets.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
No financial adviser can stress enough that it is unwise to expect your portfolio, however carefully put together, to fulfil your investment goals automatically over the long term.
Wednesday 19 November 2014
  But political risks are rising – whether the Conservative Party or Labour win next May.  
Tuesday 18 November 2014
Nice work gents... I don my hat.” Those forex-rigging traders copped some decent lingo. But it could quite easily have been George Osborne.
Tuesday 18 November 2014
TRADING the markets involves having an understanding of both technicals and fundamentals.
Wednesday 12 November 2014
 
Wednesday 12 November 2014
US equities will stay in bull mode, but the problems for Europe look likely to persist.  
Tuesday 11 November 2014
Pay close attention to the overnight holding fee and spreads.  
Tuesday 11 November 2014
What are the current problems with pricing in retail FX and why are some traders concerned?
Tuesday 11 November 2014
If you attended Europe’s largest tech conference, held in Ireland last week, you probably wouldn’t have known that the continent had just gone through one of its worst periods in financial history.
Tuesday 11 November 2014
It can be hard to work out the best time of day to trade the FX markets, not least because the decision is dependent on the type of strategy you use. But through research, we have some idea of when retail traders may perform the best.
Wednesday 05 November 2014
Index trackers may be in fashion, but are they worth it?  
Wednesday 05 November 2014
Automatically fleeing to the safety of fixed income could expose you to capital erosion.  
Wednesday 05 November 2014
Periods volatility in equity markets typically see investors flee to the apparent safety of fixed income – especially the bonds of major Western governments, the yields on which are often described as the “risk-free” rate.
Tuesday 04 November 2014
 
Tuesday 04 November 2014
As one major central bank – the US Federal Reserve – closes the quantitative easing door, markets are hoping that another – the European Central Bank (ECB) – will throw it wide open again.
Tuesday 04 November 2014
DOLLAR-YEN traded significantly higher last week, as the Bank of Japan surprised the markets with more QE. As we have seen on many other occasions, when a central bank decides to ease monetary policy, the country’s currency tends to weaken.
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.

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