Wealth Management

COMMENT

Tuesday 08 April 2014
INVESTING in banks has become as chancy as having a flutter on the Grand National. False starts, stewards inquiries and the City equivalent of leaping 30 fences – all enlivened by thundering competition.
Tuesday 08 April 2014
THE BRITISH pound has risen 10 per cent against the US dollar, 6 per cent against the euro, and 11 per cent against the Japanese yen since July of last year.
Tuesday 08 April 2014
CHIEF STRATEGIST JOHN KICKLIGHTER
Tuesday 08 April 2014
The wisdom of crowds looks set to bridge the gap between retail and institutional investors
Tuesday 08 April 2014
YES George Magnus
Wednesday 02 April 2014
THE ISA deadline is just days away, and the chancellor’s recent decision to enhance the tax wrapper’s flexibility (as well as increasing the annual allowance to £15,000 from 1 July) has heightened its attractiveness as a vehicle for long-term capi
Wednesday 02 April 2014
THE LAST-MINUTE Isa frenzy is underway. But as you scramble to fill up the £11,520 allowance before 5 April, be wary of some of the most common mistakes made by hasty investors.
Tuesday 01 April 2014
IT MAY be 1 April, but there’ll be no joking at the European Central Bank (ECB). It meets again this week, and the pressure is on.
Tuesday 01 April 2014
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: 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 01 April 2014
STRUGGLING with your stop loss? Try out the Average True Range (ATR) indicator next time you trade. The ATR is a simple tool that shows the average range of a typical trading day.
Wednesday 26 March 2014
The tax wrapper has even greater potential for capital growth, but pension tax relief will still prove decisive
Wednesday 26 March 2014
@AnnabelPalmer1
Tuesday 25 March 2014
FROM advisers to potential investors, many are salivating over the forthcoming Alibaba listing stateside. Investors who dabbled in Facebook and Twitter will now have access to the champion of Chinese internet players, where e-commerce is booming.
Tuesday 25 March 2014
HOW IS this possible and how can you leverage this? Well, if you gain 2 per cent of your account every time you book a gain and only loss 1 per cent on your bad trades, you will still be ahead.
Tuesday 25 March 2014
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Out of euro long, looking short post-FOMC meeting Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Wednesday 19 March 2014
But the tax wrapper is not always the best vehicle, as the funds are locked away until the child turns 18
Wednesday 19 March 2014
@AnnabelPalmer1
Tuesday 18 March 2014
Simple assumptions about the yellow metal could result in traders getting burnt. Treasury yields could be a better metric for gauging where it may go next
Tuesday 18 March 2014
WHAT have insider trading, price-fixing, front-running financial market players got to do with the Crimea crisis we are now confronting in Ukraine?
Tuesday 18 March 2014
WHILE trading with high leverage is theoretically an effective way to quickly generate a good income with a small deposit, results show that it’s not necessarily the best way to trade.
Tuesday 18 March 2014
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO
Wednesday 12 March 2014
But be very careful to avoid committing the cardinal sin of losing the tax wrapper on your existing investment
Wednesday 12 March 2014
@AnnabelPalmer1
Tuesday 11 March 2014
IF THERE’S a full-blown war, we sell. If there’s a semi-war or ongoing tensions, we keep buying.” Most of the discussions I’m currently having with my guests sound a lot like this.
Tuesday 11 March 2014
THERE are only a few things that can make you feel alive like trading with real money. Seeing a position gain in value will, without doubt, fill most new traders with a strong sense of euphoria.
Tuesday 11 March 2014
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO
Wednesday 05 March 2014
By starting early with regular contributions and not shying away from risks, many more could reach a million
Wednesday 05 March 2014
SHARES listed on the Alternative Investment Market (Aim) have surged in popularity since August last year, when they became eligible for inclusion in Isas.
Tuesday 04 March 2014
And investors should expect rising levels of geopolitical risk
Tuesday 04 March 2014
DECADES of diplomacy ushered Moscow into the international tent. And in the interest of keeping the country inside, Western powers mostly seemed content to ignore Russian aggression across its borders and human rights violations within.
Tuesday 04 March 2014
TRADERS are constantly searching for the “best” tools available. New indicators, systems and strategies often yield even newer indicators, systems and strategies.
Tuesday 04 March 2014
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Long euro-dollar, euro-yen above ¥141.45 Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis with risk management Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Wednesday 26 February 2014
Whether democratic finance or risky product, the market for P2P investments is becoming increasingly diverse
Wednesday 26 February 2014
WITH the end of the tax year fast approaching (on 5 April), there is still time to invest up to £11,520 in a stocks and shares Isa.
Tuesday 25 February 2014
Traders still expect policy action next week, but not all disinflation is seen as a problem for the single currency
Tuesday 25 February 2014
THE GATHERING of the G20 group of finance ministers and central bankers in Sydney has now wrapped up.
Tuesday 25 February 2014
LIVING in London has considerable value for foreign exchange traders. While the FX market is truly global, its heart and soul still reside in London.
Tuesday 25 February 2014
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO
Wednesday 19 February 2014
Price is only one part of the equation THE END of the tax year is approaching, and Unbiased research has found that UK savers are set to pay an unnecessary £1.1bn in tax in 2014 by failing to move their money into an Isa wrapper.
Tuesday 18 February 2014
Italy, Scotland and the EU could all prompt serious ripples
Tuesday 18 February 2014
IF YOU’RE thinking about going abroad soon, the good news is that the pound just keeps getting stronger.
Tuesday 18 February 2014
WHAT if I told you that, if you trade with the trend, you’re more likely to be profitable? Now what if I told you that there is an indicator that helps you identify the trend to ensure you’re on the right side of the market?
Tuesday 18 February 2014
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO
Commodities have offered next to no return in the past decade
Wednesday 12 February 2014
AS UNCERTAINTIES rumble on across financial markets in 2014, it can be difficult for investors to look beyond short-term market dynamics when assessing risk and returns.
Emerging market wobbles have roused the interest of private equity cash-hoarders
Tuesday 11 February 2014
THE SELL-DOWN in emerging market assets has seen investors withdraw money at speed. And it may not be over yet. As Nomura analysts have pointed out, just because the selling has been vicious, it doesn’t mean it’s a crowded trade.
Tuesday 11 February 2014
MOST traders tend to stick to a single market and trade accordingly. But they could gain a great deal by leaving this attitude behind and looking at other markets at the same time.
Tuesday 11 February 2014
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Stay short sterling-yen, watch for dollar-yen below ¥101.50 Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Bargains may have emerged in emerging markets for investors with a medium to long-term timeframe
Wednesday 05 February 2014
A correction can be a good time to add on weakness – but capital protection should still be key
Wednesday 05 February 2014
AFTER a volatile start to 2014 for equities, with the MSCI world index yesterday down more than 5 per cent year-to-date, investors will understandably be thinking about capital preservation.
iShares MSCI Emerging Markets
Tuesday 04 February 2014
Don’t prepare for a reversal in market’s appetite for risk anytime soon

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