Five things investors learned last week
- 21 December 2013
1) The Federal Reserve has started tapering by $10bn a month with markets calm and even benefiting.
2) Yet Bank of England governor Mark Carney acknowledges the great risks to the economy of unwinding quantative easing.
3) Hargreaves Lansdown has suggested the Invesco Perpetual allows free switches from its funds into Neil Woodford’s new venture as Citywire reports.
4) UK growth continues to be revised up with the ONS saying September2012 to September 2013 saw growth was 1.9% as it revised figures for previous quarters.
5) Gold has suffered its largest falls in 30 years in 2013 as Investment Week reports.
- Are the UK Pound Sterling and the Euro safe havens in the currency wars?
- How economic problems in China have put the skids under copper, iron ore and the yuan
- The curious case of the Neil Woodford best sellers
- Despite the strife, investment trust managers still backing Russia as a long term play
- Most consistent income paying funds revealed in new report
- Does Ukraine threaten the bull market?
- Aviva tipped as a 'buy' as investors are cheered by upbeat set of results
- FTSE 100 Friday close: Market falls while insurer Aviva bounces back
- A simple video guide to Junior Isas from Platforum with suggestions for the right fund platforms to invest with
- Current account market set to heat up as M&S Bank unveils its latest offer