Wealth Management

COMMENT

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
The iconic red post box will soon be in private hands
Wednesday 18 September 2013
But Lloyds and Royal Mail may not match past successes, writes Liam Ward-Proud
FTSE 100 and S&P 500 Last Three Months
Tuesday 17 September 2013
But uncertainty surrounding the nomination of the new Fed chair will mean volatility for stocks in the future
Many worry that the recovery is too driven by a consumer upturn
Tuesday 17 September 2013
IT’S ANOTHER big week for UK economy watchers, as questions remain about the quality and sustainability of the current rebound. After a miserable 2012, more optimistic economic forecasts should be warmly received.
Tuesday 17 September 2013
CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO My pick: Long Kiwi-dollar, long Kiwi-yen, looking to exit long dollar-yen Expertise: Fundamental and technical analysis Average time frame of trades: A few hours to a few weeks
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

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