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Being patient and holding your nerve can be a winning investment strategy

7 March 2016

Investing Strategy Personal Finance

By being patient and drip-feeding cash into the market could help you achieve significantly better returns than when trying to time the stockmarkets, analysis from Fidelity International has revealed. The asset manager’s analysis looked at three hypothetical investors – ‘Steady Eddie’, ‘Bad Timing Bob’ and ‘Good Timing Gary’. The study highlighted that Steady Eddie, who […]

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Expert comment: “We find the concept of negative yields difficult to understand”

7 March 2016

Economy Investing Strategy

David Jane, manager of Miton’s multi-asset fund range looks at how negative interest rates are now a natural extension of monetary policy in the hunt for economic growth… The introduction of negative interest rates in Europe and now Japan doesn’t appear to have had the effect expected by central bankers. The policy is supposed to […]

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Expert comment: “Equity markets underestimating recovery potential”

3 March 2016

Economy Investing Strategy

Pictet Asset Management’s chief strategist Luca Paolini asserts that while investor sentiment remains fragile thanks to some uninspiring economic data, some market gauges already imply the US is heading into recession. But he believes this is off the cards. Below he explains why… Our main scenario remains one of continued, albeit slower, growth, underpinned by […]

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Women far smarter than men when it comes to everyday finances says new study

3 March 2016

Investing Strategy Personal Finance Retirement Planning

Women are far savvier than men when it comes to their everyday finances, new research from BlackRock’s has concluded. The asset manager’s Investor Pulse survey found that nearly half of women, at 47%, treat saving money as a financial priority compared with 42% of men. They are also more likely to be concerned with day […]

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Retail investors not too worried about a UK interest rate hike

3 March 2016

Investing Strategy Personal Finance

With UK interest rates marking their seventh anniversary of being stuck at a historic low of 0.5%, new research shows that retail investors are not fearful of an increase in base rate anytime soon. Broker The Share Centre asked 2,000 personal investors whether they were concerned about a potential increase in UK interest rates following […]

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Seven years of record low interest rates – the impact on the UK economy

3 March 2016

Economy Investing Strategy Mortgages & Property Personal Finance

This week marks the seventh anniversary of the introduction of quantitative easing in the UK (QE) and of Bank of England base rate being cut to 0.5%. During that time, the loose monetary policy has had a profound impact on savers and borrowers where stock, bond and property prices have surged while returns on cash […]

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Expert comment: Top tips for first time ISA investors

29 February 2016

Investing Strategy Shares

Adrian Lowcock, head of investing, AXA Self Investor, gives some top tips on how to invest for the first time… Know why you are investing Before you start investing you need to set a clear goal of what you want to achieve.  Deciding what you want will help you decide what risk you are willing […]

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“Investors should question the stories around market volatility”

29 February 2016

Economy Investing Strategy Shares

Colin McLean, managing director at SVM Asset Management explains why investors need to take deeper look at what is going on across the banking sector… The best market signals are not to be found in headlines. It’s easy to believe that the latest economic data from China, or views about European Central Bank intervention, explain […]

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Income diversification: Are emerging market bonds worth a look?

29 February 2016

Investing Strategy

At their best, emerging markets can offer access to a basket of high growth economies with favourable demographics, geographic diversity and returns that potentially far outpace many developed markets writes Darius McDermott, Mindful Money columnist and managing director of Chelsea Financial Services… The most famous cluster of emerging markets, the BRICS, comprises Brazil, Russia, India, […]

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Broker view: Why shares in ITV are a ‘buy’

29 February 2016

Investing Strategy Shares

Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he is tipping broadcaster ITV as a ‘buy’… It’s a busy time for ITV at present with the broadcaster showcasing popular programmes such as Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway, the 2016 Brit Awards and Mr Selfridge. Alongside that, takeover rumours have resurfaced, a […]

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