Wealth Management

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Performance of the IMA Europe Ex-UK, IMA North America and IMA UK
Wednesday 11 September 2013
But investors should not ignore the risks surrounding relatively cheap equities in European markets  
Banks such as Metro Bank are trying to entice current account holders to switch accounts
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Liam Ward-Proud looks at the accounts offered by the bigger challenger banks
Tuesday 10 September 2013
The rise of populist parties across the bloc and high unemployment may lead to more market volatility, writes Liam Ward-Proud
The desire to differentiate has held back the take-up of banking apps
Tuesday 10 September 2013
The market may not be factoring in the cost of new technologies THERE is a shadow looming over the world’s retail banks, which many believe the market is not factoring in.
Chris Vecchio
Tuesday 10 September 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGISTCHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Long dollar-yenExpertise: Fundamental and technical analysisAverage time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Wednesday 04 September 2013
But the implications of taking positions on the move have yet to reach their logical conclusion
Wednesday 04 September 2013
Annabel Palmer on the risk and rewards associated with mobile trades
Wednesday 04 September 2013
But while the technology is advancing rapidly, more sophisticated traders should be aware of the limitations
Wednesday 04 September 2013
But some doubt how influential the newest trading trend will be
Tuesday 03 September 2013
IT MAY be simplistic to claim that the German elections on 22 September will determine the future of Europe and the euro, but in many ways both are at the end of a very long road.
Tuesday 03 September 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Long dollar-yen Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Buying an old banger doesn’t necessarily lead to lower premiums
Wednesday 28 August 2013
Annabel Palmer on how customers could cut down their hefty London insurance premiums
Wearable technology can make insurance cheaper
Wednesday 28 August 2013
THE INSURANCE market is not always seen as the most innovative sector, but this reputation may be undeserved. Major institutions, as well as new market entrants, increasingly provide inventive ways of helping you bring down your premiums.
Indonesia’s expensive petrol subsidy has hit its current account balance
Tuesday 27 August 2013
THE STORY of money being withdrawn from emerging markets is arguably overdone.
Tuesday 27 August 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Long dollar-yen Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Wednesday 21 August 2013
But the region could offer good returns
Wednesday 21 August 2013
EVER since Mario Draghi promised to do “whatever it takes” to save the Eurozone, investor sentiment towards the region has improved slightly.
Tuesday 20 August 2013
GOLD kicked off 2013 trading just below $1,700 per troy ounce, only to see central banks and investors push its market value down to around $1,180 in late June.
Tuesday 20 August 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Long dollar-yen, short euro-dollar Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Wednesday 14 August 2013
THE BANK of England’s decision to link interest rates to unemployment was widely expected. Accordingly, interest rates could remain at all-time lows until at least the middle of 2016. So what does this mean for investors?
Wednesday 14 August 2013
LAST week, the Bank of England pledged to keep interest rates at 0.5 per cent at least until unemployment falls below 7 per cent – a threshold it expects to be met in mid-2016.
Property prices in Salcombe have boomed
Tuesday 13 August 2013
HOW many UK seaside resorts claim to be “Chelsea-on-Sea”? There are at least a dozen in Cornwall and Devon alone.
Tuesday 13 August 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Closed short Aussie dollar-dollar Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Wednesday 07 August 2013
AT THE beginning of this week, the government removed an unpopular restriction on Individual Savings Accounts (Isas).
Wednesday 07 August 2013
Saving early can help parents prepare for the pitter patter of tiny feet, says Liam Ward-Proud
Tuesday 06 August 2013
THERE was little of significance from the Bank of England’s meeting last week, except for a small statement guiding us towards this week’s inflation report.
Tuesday 06 August 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Closed (half) short Aussie dollar-dollar Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Tuesday 30 July 2013
MANAGING God’s money would test the patience of Job. The archbishop of Canterbury discovered this last week when his attempt to take on payday lender Wonga exposed the Church of England to accusations of hypocrisy.
Tuesday 30 July 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Closed long Aussie-yen. Short Aussie-dollar Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Wednesday 24 July 2013
Make sure you maximise tax-free saving for your newest addition
Wednesday 24 July 2013
HAVE you reached that point in life where your outgoings are still more than incomings, and you need to grow up a little? Join the club.
Wednesday 24 July 2013
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL fees have risen by an average of 3.9 per cent in the past year according to research by the Independent Schools Council. While this is the lowest annual rise since 1994, paying for your children’s education remains costly.
Tuesday 23 July 2013
IT HAS been impossible to tune out the din from the Fed on tapering, with the exit from QE dominating sentiment. But don’t be fooled into thinking the Eurozone crisis has disappeared.
Tuesday 23 July 2013
DailyFX CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Long Aussie dollar-yen Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
Monday 22 July 2013
THE UK economy is showing improving health, according to statistics out this week that are expected to reveal growth throughout the second quarter.
Monday 22 July 2013
WALL Street is experiencing its best month since January and looks poised to extend the rally with a deluge of earnings this week, though significant gains may be harder to come by with major indexes at record highs.
Friday 19 July 2013
UK EQUITIES rallied firmly into the close yesterday as bullish economic data both here and in the US calmed fears that the global economy may not be ready for a wind down in stimulus.
Friday 19 July 2013
THE DOW Jones and the S&P 500 closed at record highs yesterday after Morgan Stanley and others reported better-than-expected earnings and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke’s comments further reassured markets.
Thursday 18 July 2013
BRITAIN’S FTSE 100 rose yesterday, with miners cheered by a string of solid output numbers from the likes of BHP Billiton, and with the US Federal Reserve reassuring that stimulus will only be cut if the economy is strong.
Thursday 18 July 2013
US stocks ended modestly higher yesterday after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said the timeline for winding down the organisation’s stimulus programme was not set in stone.
Wednesday 17 July 2013
MINING heavyweight Rio Tinto helped limit a slide in Britain’s blue-chip FTSE 100 index yesterday with a production update that assuaged some concern about Chinese demand.
Wednesday 17 July 2013
THE S&P 500 snapped its eight-day winning streak yesterday after disappointing sales from Coca-Cola, while investors turned cautious on the day before the Federal Reserve chairman’s congressional testimony.
Wednesday 17 July 2013
Don’t get caught out by insufficient policies and rising premiums
Wednesday 17 July 2013
ONE Chinese economist suggested on Monday that five straight quarters of growth at less than 8 per cent was “a clear sign of financial distress.” I would dare him to say the same to the Spanish Prime Minister.
Wednesday 17 July 2013
THE PROLIFERATION of credit, debit, and prepaid currency card deals means changing holiday money is no longer a matter of simply comparing rates along the high street.
Tuesday 16 July 2013
BRITAIN’S blue-chip stock index recorded a six-week closing high yesterday, with banks leading the advance after strong results from US bank Citigroup improved investors’ outlook on the financial sector.
Tuesday 16 July 2013
CITIGROUP’S solid earnings helped the S&P 500 end higher yesterday for an eighth straight day, the longest such streak since mid-January, though weak retail sales curbed the advance.
Tuesday 16 July 2013
Liam Ward-Proud asks six leading trading firms about the services they offer to both novice and expert traders
Tuesday 16 July 2013
AFTER the latest Federal Open Mark Committee minutes, and Fed chairman Ben Bernanke’s reiteration that easy monetary policy “is needed for the foreseeable future,” we remain in an environment favourable to equities.
Tuesday 16 July 2013
DailyFX CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Long Australian dollar-yen Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks

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