Wealth Management

COMMENT

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.
Sterling-Dollar, Last Six Months
Tuesday 10 December 2013
Despite signs of a strong UK recovery, the pound may suffer from Fed tapering and an improving Eurozone, says Liam Ward-Proud
There are easy ways to avoid trading misery
Tuesday 10 December 2013
IN THIS final column, I outline some common pitfalls for new traders. Trading forex is not a get-rich-quick scheme: there is a steep learning curve to understanding the markets and the factors that influence exchange rates.
The failed fashion retailer has blamed RBS for its collapse
Tuesday 10 December 2013
HAVING gone bust over a year ago, failed fashion chain Peacocks is living up to its name and preening for all it’s worth.
Tuesday 10 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
The UK’s saving ratio - likely to suffer further
Wednesday 04 December 2013
With interest rates already at record lows, the chancellor may have more bad news in store for savers
Market Peaks After End of US QE1 and QE2
Tuesday 03 December 2013
But whenever the QE wind-down begins, a dramatic pull-back for equities will not necessarily follow
Tuesday 03 December 2013
FOR THOSE starting out in forex trading, one of the first challenges is selecting a forex broker.
Emerging market equities could suffer if US inflation rises faster than expected
Tuesday 03 December 2013
THE US stock markets are flying high. Last week, the S&P 500 saw gains for the eighth consecutive week. But will it continue?
Tuesday 03 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
MID CAPS VERSUS BLUE CHIPS
Wednesday 27 November 2013
But don’t write off the more international FTSE 100 blue chips
European Travel and Leisure Stocks and the Price of Oil
Tuesday 26 November 2013
While oil prices may decline and safe havens could lose favour, not everything hinges on diplomacy
Tuesday 26 November 2013
FOREX trading – like any trading – is not without risk, so education and a sound risk management strategy are key to achieving any level of success. Learning to manage your positions, and to understand leverage and margins, is critical.
Madame Tussauds’s owner Merlin has performed strongly since its flotation
Tuesday 26 November 2013
CHEER has returned to London’s initial public offering (IPO) market. By the end of October, over $24bn (£14.8bn) had been raised in European IPOs in 2013, more than double the corresponding amount at the same point in 2012.
Tuesday 26 November 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
State-Owned Enterprises Dominate Investment
Tuesday 19 November 2013
Reform of state-owned enterprises may boost productivity but politicised decisions will continue
Spending data releases affect currency pairs
Tuesday 19 November 2013
AFTER last week’s focus on technical analysis in forex – where I looked at how analysing charts and data trends can assist a trader’s performance – this week, I’ll consider another important element in trading forex: fundamental analysis.
Romania’s Palace of the Parliament is still looking towards euro entry – at some point
Tuesday 19 November 2013
COUNTRIES once fell over each other to gain membership of the exclusive Eurozone club. But following four bailouts, the rich crowd now looks more like a liability.
Tuesday 19 November 2013
CURRENCY ANALYST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Stopped flat on euro-dollar and Aussie-dollar, long sterling-yen Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few days
Tech Stocks and the S&P 500
Wednesday 13 November 2013
IN AN eye-catching achievement for a company that has never made a profit, Twitter’s share stampede last week sent the value of the social networking platform to $24bn (£15.12bn) on its stock market debut, although its shares have since dropped ba
Tuesday 12 November 2013
TECHNICAL analysis is based on the idea that historical prices can provide insight into future prices.
Whole Economy Unit Labour Costs
Tuesday 12 November 2013
Improvements elsewhere in the periphery contrast with the worryingly slow progress in Rome
There’s concern that another scandal could damage trust in financial markets
Tuesday 12 November 2013
YOU DON’T have to read one of John Le Carre’s spy novels to believe his maxim that “bankers will always get away with whatever they can get away with”.
Tuesday 12 November 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Short euro-dollar and pending short Aussie-dollar Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Euro stocks are offering good value and exciting opportunities
Wednesday 06 November 2013
But some fund managers are now seeking to rein in this enthusiasm
The Benefits of Reinvesting Dividends
Wednesday 06 November 2013
But investors should also keep a close eye on valuations
John Boehner’s behaviour affects volatility
Tuesday 05 November 2013
FOR LESS experienced forex traders, the correlation between volatility and market prices – and how this relationship can be used to help build trading strategies – can prove elusive.
Euro-Dollar
Tuesday 05 November 2013
But a single data point is unlikely to convince the ECB that immediate loosening is necessary
A Santa rally may see equity markets scramble for a percentage point or two
Tuesday 05 November 2013
IT ALL got a bit catty behind the scenes on the set of SquawkBox this week.
Tuesday 05 November 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Selling rallies in euro-dollar and sterling-dollar Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Tracker Funds
Wednesday 30 October 2013
The rising popularity of tracker funds partly reflects their flexibility, says Annabel Palmer
Wednesday 30 October 2013
WHILE boom times remain far off, UK households are spending and sentiment is improving.
Christmas is coming – and investors are still waiting for the Fed’s taper
Tuesday 29 October 2013
WITH Christmas just around the corner (according to one retail analyst, seasonal merchandise has been on the shelves since early August – a new record), markets are now focusing on the final quarter of the year.
Tuesday 29 October 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Short dollar-yen, long Aussie-yen Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Mixed Investment 40-85% Equities performance comparison
Wednesday 23 October 2013
A new report finds that £31bn is sat in poor performing funds
Wednesday 23 October 2013
But the stock still faces serious risks after its initial rise in price
S&P 500 - One Month
Tuesday 22 October 2013
But a subsequent rally in global equities may be short-lived given the lingering uncertainties

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