Wealth Management

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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
Tuesday 22 October 2013
EUROPE’S banks are facing one of their most difficult periods since the credit crisis began. Tomorrow the European Central Bank (ECB), is expected to outline the criteria for its Asset Quality Review (AQR).
Tuesday 22 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
Performance of fund vs sector and index in 2013
Wednesday 16 October 2013
It is not just equities that are providing real growth for investors
DIY investing is slowly on the rise in the wake of the retail distribution review
Wednesday 16 October 2013
But the evidence still suggests that financial advisers are key to long-term financial planning
Some funds will not invest in tobacco, alcohol or gambling
Wednesday 16 October 2013
Annabel Palmer on the risks involved in adopting “socially responsible” strategies
Nikkei 225 - One Month
Tuesday 15 October 2013
Despite hopes of a further rally, long-term  worries abound
The likes of India have suffered from the Fed taper trade
Tuesday 15 October 2013
INVESTORS have remained remarkably sanguine, despite being just a couple of days from the 17 October date when the US Treasury says it will run out of money if the debt ceiling isn’t raised.
Tuesday 15 October 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Short dollar-yen, waiting on Aussie-yen direction Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
The deceleration of the Chinese economy has cast a gloomy shadow
Wednesday 09 October 2013
Despite cheap valuations, investors must exercise extreme caution
Chinese President Xi
Wednesday 09 October 2013
IT HAS been a testing year for emerging market equities. While the S&P 500 has gained roughly 16 per cent year to date, the MSCI Emerging Markets index has fallen from over 1,080 at the beginning of the year to recent levels close to 1,000.
Dollar-Yen 1 Month
Tuesday 08 October 2013
Liam Ward-Proud looks at the market implications of a continued stand-off in the US budget and debt ceiling debates
The Fed and the US government want out of the mortgage market at the same time
Tuesday 08 October 2013
BEN Bernanke and the US Federal Reserve have done all that mere mortals can do to repair the housing market post-financial crisis, but despite tarting up the mortgage industry like Cinderella for the ball, buyers are not jumping into the golden ca
Tuesday 08 October 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Short dollar-yen from ¥97.75 Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
You don’t have to do without to save on bills
Wednesday 02 October 2013
Annabel Palmer on the simple ways households can cut costs
Wednesday 02 October 2013
Smart energy meters are expected to change the way consumers manage their energy use. Currently optional, but due to be rolled out nationally from autumn 2015, the devices provide live, detailed data on costs.
Failure to reach agreement on the debt ceiling could hit the US’s credit rating
Tuesday 01 October 2013
SINCE the Fed surprised us by deciding not to start tapering its stimulus programme, we’re back to listening to what Fed members happen to say on the sidelines of events and finding momentum elsewhere.
Tuesday 01 October 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Looking short dollar-yen, long Kiwi-dollar Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
US dog stocks tend to bounce back after October
Wednesday 25 September 2013
But those buying the 10 worst-performing stocks in the S&P 500 in September should remember that it’s wise to bank gains early
Change in Euro-Dollar Around Recent Euro Elections
Tuesday 24 September 2013
But the probable outcome of a CDU/CSU grand coalition with the SPD may bring a long-term shift
Dolly the cloned sheep may see her likeness in disguised fund index clones
Tuesday 24 September 2013
IT’S ONLY 91 days until Christmas and, for the movers and shakers in the fund management industry, we’re close to “squeaky bum time”.
Tuesday 24 September 2013
QUANTITATIVE STRATEGIST DAVID RODRIGUEZ My pick: Long dollar-yen Expertise: System trading Average time frame of trades: 2 to 10 weeks
House prices year to July 2013
Wednesday 18 September 2013
With rising costs and house price highs spooking homebuyers, shop around for a good deal

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