Wealth Management

COMMENT

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
Tuesday 29 April 2014
A strong pound brings opportunities for the discerning trader
Tuesday 29 April 2014
CAN THERE be a clearer illustration of the difference between French and British attitudes to business than this week’s M&A headlines?
Tuesday 29 April 2014
A NEW and exciting currency pair has entered the stage and, with it, a strong rally. The newly introduced USD/CNH is the offshore equivalent of the Chinese yuan and, since the start of 2014, it has rallied by 2,300 pips.
Tuesday 29 April 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
Tuesday 22 April 2014
AS WE approach the month of “sell in May and go away”, markets remain range-bound, if not directionless.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
WHEN trading, you often hear the expression “risk on/ risk off”.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Stay short euro-Aussie, short euro-dollar Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis with risk management
Tuesday 22 April 2014
Traders set to increasingly feel the pinch from flare-ups in petro-states
Tuesday 22 April 2014
CONFLICT in Ukraine has added another major geopolitical risk for energy markets in 2014.
Tuesday 22 April 2014
THE BOOST the energy sector received up until early March is unlikely to be repeated as we move into the second quarter. Oil traders will be keeping an eye on several issues.
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Current accounts offer eye-catching rates, but remember the tax advantages of Isas
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Multi-asset funds will likely become increasingly popular as the bumpy global recovery continues
Tuesday 15 April 2014
The ECB will opt for a massive sum to force the euro down
Tuesday 15 April 2014
MARKET darlings have been feeling the pain of rejection. Now safer dividend stocks are the new best thing, but curiously there is another contender for reallocating funds – France.
Tuesday 15 April 2014
MOST of the time, trading a breakout is a simple way to trade the markets. It was one of the first few techniques I learnt when I started to trade FX back in 2006 and, as a well-documented trading edge, it has been used for many decades.
Tuesday 15 April 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 09 April 2014
A number of the industry’s big beasts have moved on, leading some to question the value of active management

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