Wealth Management

COMMENT

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
Take grumbles from New Delhi officials with a big pinch of salt
Tuesday 04 February 2014
WHAT is the difference between the global economy on the last day of 2013 and the first day of 2014? Absolutely nothing.
Tuesday 04 February 2014
FXCM data shows that the average trader is right 60 per cent of the time. So why is it that some traders struggle?
Tuesday 04 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
Fund price war
Wednesday 29 January 2014
Increased competition between platforms is welcome – but the overhaul of charges won’t be a game-changer @AnnabelPalmer1
Brazil’s stocks have suffered
Wednesday 29 January 2014
The recent chaos in emerging markets has brought back uneasy memories of last summer’s sell-off.
Luis Videgaray says his country’s economy is on track for 3.9 per cent growth in 2014
Tuesday 28 January 2014
DAVOS is done, and chief executives are returning home to further volatility after last week’s emerging market-led sell-off. In December, the US Federal Reserve announced that it would start tapering its monthly asset buying from $85bn to $75bn.
Tuesday 28 January 2014
IN MY last column, I demonstrated the time of the day at which most highs and lows of the London FX session tend to occur, and why this tends to be the case.
Tuesday 28 January 2014
CURRENCY STRATEGISTCHRIS VECCHIO
The sleepy Swiss town of Davos has embraced the digital age by livestreaming events online
Tuesday 21 January 2014
IT’S EASY to be hysterical or snarky about the annual gathering of chief executives, politicians, economists and “thought leaders” at the World Economic Forum in Davos (which begins this week) – particularly if you’re not going.
Tuesday 21 January 2014
Trading the London forex session can be an eye-opening experience; the movements are hefty and trend-following traders tend to perform best during these hours.
Tuesday 21 January 2014
CHIEF STRATEGIST JOHN KICKLIGHTER My pick: Short sterling-dollar, long Aussie-yen and euro-sterling Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: 1 day to 1 week
The Japanese stock market was one of 2013’s big winners
Wednesday 15 January 2014
But if you want your investments to do well, avoid 2013’s winners
Wednesday 15 January 2014
ON AVERAGE, investments through Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) have returned 88.6 per cent over the last ten years (with dividends reinvested, assuming an annual 3.5 per cent fee), compared to around 65 per cent for the FTSE All–Share index.
Leonardo DiCaprio as a bad-boy trader in The Wolf of Wall Street
Tuesday 14 January 2014
HOLLYWOOD loves a swindler. Leonardo DiCaprio’s role as a dwarf-tossing trader in The Wolf of Wall Street proves as much, and reinforces a modern-day misrepresentation of bankers as the real gangsters of New York.
Tuesday 14 January 2014
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Short sterling-Aussie and sterling-yen Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Turkish Lira-US Dollar
Tuesday 07 January 2014
But 2014 will see heightened political risk in emerging markets
China’s prospects are among some investors’ primary concerns this year
Tuesday 07 January 2014
IT’S A new year, and I received the most important present just before Christmas. In 2014, I will never again have to ask whether the US Federal Reserve will start tapering its asset purchase programme.
Tuesday 07 January 2014
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Looking to buy euro-Aussie dollar and euro-yen Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Gold investment remains speculative
Tuesday 07 January 2014
Large cap success, a stronger dollar, risky bonds, and volatility should be key themes
Ireland’s unsold homes – the hangover of its property boom
Tuesday 17 December 2013
IRELAND has completed a remarkable comeback and has become the first of the European bailout countries to exit the programme. It’s an amazing achievement given everything that has been thrown at Eire. Genuinely well done!
Tuesday 17 December 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Stay long sterling-yen Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Invesco Perpetual High Income Performance 2004-2013
Wednesday 11 December 2013
But investing in a cheaper passive vehicle may make more sense in more efficient markets
Wednesday 11 December 2013
IT’S BEEN a turbulent year at the top of the fund management industry. In addition to the departure of Neil Woodford from Invesco Perpetual next April, flagship funds at Fidelity, Schroders, Jupiter and M&G have all seen changes of personnel.

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