Wealth Management


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
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.