Wealth Management

COMMENT

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
Monday 15 July 2013
BANK of England governor Mark Carney is expected to face his first major economic hurdle this week with inflation likely to have reached a 14-month high.
Monday 15 July 2013
THIS week marks the first big week of second-quarter earnings, and it is sure to bring both joy and misery to Wall Street.
Friday 12 July 2013
BRITAIN’S top share index hit a five-week closing high yesterday, bolstered by mining stocks, after the US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke signalled a commitment to monetary stimulus for the foreseeable future.
Friday 12 July 2013
THE S&P 500 index and the Dow industrials closed last night at record highs, a day after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said the Fed will keep a loose monetary policy for some time to lower the unemployment rate.
Thursday 11 July 2013
THE TOP share index ended slightly weaker yesterday, led lower by miners as disappointing Chinese trade data raised fresh concerns about the pace of growth in the world's biggest metals-consuming country.
Thursday 11 July 2013
THE Dow slipped and the S&P 500 edged up less than a point yesterday, interrupting a four-day rally, with investors trying to gauge when the Federal Reserve may scale back on its economic stimulus.
FTSE
Wednesday 10 July 2013
The UK’S blue chip share index rose to one-month highs yesterday, backed by a fresh batch of strong domestic data and with heavyweight mining stocks cheered by forecast-beating results from US peer Alcoa.
Wednesday 10 July 2013
US STOCKS rose for the fourth session in a row yesterday as investors bet that companies will be able to surpass the low bar set for earnings season, leaving room for better-than-expected results that could drive the rally further.
Experts recommend a review every six to 12 months
Wednesday 10 July 2013
Checking your investments can help avoid shocks down the line
Wednesday 10 July 2013
MARKETS have been acting very strangely recently – a bit like the British weather – and have proven difficult to call.
FTSE
Tuesday 09 July 2013
BRITAIN’S top share index rallied in thin volume yesterday as speculation about the divestment of the government’s stakes in Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group lured buyers into UK lenders.
Tuesday 09 July 2013
US STOCKS advanced yesterday heading into the start of earnings season, building on gains sparked by last week’s robust employment report and pushing the S&P 500 closer to May’s all-time high.
European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi
Tuesday 09 July 2013
Carney and Draghi may struggle to diminish the market impact of Fed hawkishness, writes Liam Ward-Proud
The British Lions have a healthier attitude to risk taking than most market professionals
Tuesday 09 July 2013
IT MAY be Tuesday, but a lot of us are still recovering from a momentous weekend for British sport.
Tuesday 09 July 2013
DailyFX QUANTITATIVE STRATEGIST DAVID RODRIGUEZ My pick: Buying US dollar dips Expertise: System trading Average time frame of trades: 2 to 10 weeks
FTSE
Monday 08 July 2013
AFTER a slew of upbeat economic predictions this morning, the City will be keenly watching tomorrow’s trade figures for further signs of a recovery.
Monday 08 July 2013
FUNDAMENTALS will return to the forefront as companies begin to release second-quarter results this week.
FTSE
Friday 05 July 2013
BRITAINS’ top share index posted its biggest gain for 20 months yesterday, boosted by cyclical financial, oil and mining stocks after the Bank of England and the European Central Bank signalled extended periods of monetary stimulus.
Friday 05 July 2013
EUROPEAN stocks posted their biggest one-day jump in 11 months yesterday after central banks in Britain and the Eurozone signalled that, unlike the United States, they are in no hurry to unwind stimulus.
FTSE
Thursday 04 July 2013
BRITAIN’S benchmark equity index fell yesterday, with construction and mining stocks among the worst performers, as a clutch of worrying geopolitical situations hit markets.
Thursday 04 July 2013
US stocks ended slightly higher in a volatile half-day session yesterday as traders squared positions before today’s holiday and tomorrow’s job market data.
FTSE
Wednesday 03 July 2013
THE UK’S top share index fell yesterday due to weaker financials, but bounced off lows as growing optimism over the US economy largely offset concerns about the winding down of central bank stimulus.
Wednesday 03 July 2013
US stocks edged lower yesterday, erasing earlier gains as the S&P 500 met resistance around its 50-day moving average, a level the index has not been able to close above for the past two weeks.
Some experts are nervous about the deceleration of growth in China
Wednesday 03 July 2013
There are certain trends that should set alarm bells ringing
Wednesday 03 July 2013
A FOREIGNER has entered the walls of a hallowed English institution, with an immediate and contentious issue to address on his first day in the job – whether or not to sell Wayne Rooney.
FTSE
Tuesday 02 July 2013
BRITAIN’S top share index rose yesterday, with strong domestic and global data encouraging fresh bets on industrial and construction stocks on the first day of the new quarter.
Tuesday 02 July 2013
US STOCKS ended higher on the first day of the third quarter yesterday, supported by signs of strength in manufacturing and construction sectors.
Bullion stocks have seen sharp declines in value in recent months
Tuesday 02 July 2013
But recent falls don’t necessarily spell the end for the yellow metal, writes Liam Ward-Proud
Mark Carney faces a delicate battle to change monetary policy
Tuesday 02 July 2013
IT’S a big week for UK monetary policy. Mark Carney has just taken over as governor of the Bank of England and he’s got a lot to prove. He attends his first rate setting meeting on Thursday, but faces a delicate decision.
Tuesday 02 July 2013
DailyFX CURRENCY STRATEGIST CHRIS VECCHIO
FTSE
Monday 01 July 2013
WITH US markets closed on Thursday, the spotlight will shine even brighter on new Bank of England governor Mark Carney as he hosts his first Monetary Policy Committee rate setting meeting.
Monday 01 July 2013
PANIC selling on fears of an early exit of the US Federal Reserve’s stimulus efforts may be over, but the stock market may still face wild intraday swings as investors scramble to position themselves for Friday’s payrolls report.
FTSE
Friday 28 June 2013
BRITAIN’S top share index rose yesterday after several US central bankers offered reassuring comments about their stimulus programme, helping the market further off six-month lows.
Friday 28 June 2013
US STOCKS climbed for a third straight day yesterday after comments from several Federal Reserve officials soothed concerns that the central bank would begin to reduce its stimulus efforts in the near future.
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Thursday 27 June 2013
BRITAIN’S top share index finished higher for a second straight session yesterday, with soothing comments from central banks reassuring investors that the accommodative monetary policies would stay longer.
Thursday 27 June 2013
US stocks climbed for a second straight day yesterday as a downward revision in the growth rate of gross domestic product soothed investors’ concerns that the Federal Reserve would begin to withdraw its stimulus in the near future.
FTSE
Wednesday 26 June 2013
THE UK’S benchmark share index rebounded yesterday from five and a half month lows, with cruise ship group Carnival leading the gainers, after steps by China to reassure markets over its money supply lifted sentiment.
Wednesday 26 June 2013
U S STOCKS rose by the most in nearly two weeks yesterday, after data showed business investment and the housing recovery continued apace, reassuring investors worried about the Fed’s plans to reduce its massive monetary stimulus.
Average London House Prices April 2008-2013
Wednesday 26 June 2013
EVERYONE wants to own a property in London. Over the last 12 months, prices have increased by 8 per cent, and since 2009, prices have increased by 57 per cent. Has everyone forgotten the property bubble of the late 1980s?
Wednesday 26 June 2013
IT’S been quite a rollercoaster in the financial markets over the past few weeks, with everything from indices and equities through to commodities and bond markets all experiencing significant moves.
FTSE
Tuesday 25 June 2013
BRITAIN’S top share index fell to a five and a half month low yesterday, as investors rotated out of growth sensitive stocks as concerns built over growth and liquidity in China.
Tuesday 25 June 2013
US stocks fell more than one per cent yesterday, adding to a sell-off built on concerns about reduced stimulus from the Federal Reserve and on overnight losses in Chinese equity markets.

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