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.
- Why are real wages in the UK continuing to fall in an economic boom?
- Is UK inflation below target (CPI)? On it (RPIX)? Or pushing higher with house prices?
- Is China finally admitting it is in an economic slow down?
- Neil Woodford on the Scottish referendum: "The UK has already crossed a constitutional Rubicon"
- "Scotland could be next Greece," warns Alan Miller
- UK Housing Becoming a Buyers' Market? Not good for estate agents...
- Scottish referendum: A 'yes' vote will mean far greater cost burden on Scotland's state pension says report
- Mindful Money's weekly share watch: ASOS, Smiths Group & Investec
- A third of Brits plan to stay invested in retirement
- Inflation falls to lowest level in five years