The Week: Has the UK stock market gone low enough?
The UK is still an important weighting in many investor portfolios, but it’s been a dismal performer. Is that about to change?
25th Jun 2020
UK equity market review: On the back foot
UK share prices plunged during March as the coronavirus continued to sweep the world.
20th Apr 2020
The Week: Federal Reserve: not enough or too much?
The Federal Reserve surprised markets by announcing a 50bps interest rate cut in an attempt to calm market nerves. The move hit a bum note, prompting a further sell-off in the equity market.
5th Mar 2020
Fidelity International | Selectivity remains key in 2020
Jeremy Podger, Fidelity Global Special Situations Fund portfolio manager, believes 2020 has the potential to be a good year for equities, supported by a pick-up in earnings growth and accommodative po...
9th Dec 2019
The Week: Risk on: 2019 was a bumper year
Against expectations, 2019 has proved a year in which it was tough not to make money. The rising tide of central bank policy floated all boats.
4th Dec 2019
US market review: Fed cuts rates in September
As expected, the US central bank implemented its second cut in interest rates since 2008 during September.
15th Oct 2019
Central banks turn on the taps
Central banks globally have turned on the taps, keeping a lid on interest rates and bond yields. In this month’s video, Investment Specialist, Kirsty Clark discusses the recent round of QE from centra...
8th Oct 2019
The Week: Borisnomics: tax cuts and chlorinated chicken
Should we ever have been in any doubt, it is now absolutely clear that Boris Johnson is happy to take the UK out of the EU on 31 October, with or without a deal. If ‘no deal’ is the final option, can...
29th Aug 2019
Global bond market review: Central banks around the world cut rates
Investors saw a raft of interest-rate cuts during July, as central banks sought to address slowing economic growth and subdued inflationary pressures.
19th Aug 2019
The Week: Monetary easing resumes: will markets be impressed?
It is deja vu all over again. This week, central banks have hinted at further rate cuts, but is monetary easing losing its potency?
27th Jun 2019
Macro Matters blog: In a tight-ening spot?
The Bank of England kept interest rates on hold in May but said it wants to raise them in the future. Is this possible when many other central banks are backing off from tightening? If so, when?
Legal & General Investment Management
17th May 2019
The Week: A decade on from the financial crisis, how do the banks look today?
On a total return basis, the FTSE All Share is up 139% over the last decade to end September. In contrast, the FTSE All Share Banks Index is down -6%
Banks account for 11.9% of the FTSE 100, 12.2...
4th Oct 2018
M&G Investments | Equities Market Perspective - July 2017
Investment Director, Ritu Vohora, reviews how equities have performed across the different sectors, with central banks being the key theme this month.
7th Jul 2017
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