Wealth Management

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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
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.

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