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Oct 09, 2018

Goldman Sachs’ Marcus account: ‘It wasn’t just the high rate that impressed me’

A staggering 50,000 people have opened a Marcus easy access account since it launched two weeks ago, including our editor. Here’s her take…
Sep 07, 2018

BLOG: Looking beyond the emerging market sell-off

One of the biggest issues impacting global markets this year has been the so-called emerging markets sell-off. Should investors be concerned?
Aug 29, 2018

Is the longest bull market in US history set to continue?

Last week the S&P 500 posted a modest gain marking the longest bull market in US history. This bull market started on 9 March 2009 after markets finally stabilised following t...
Aug 16, 2018

BLOG: Should investors be jittery over the crisis in Turkey?

Turkey, and in particular decisions made by President Erdogan, have been making the headlines again this week as the lira falls further and there’s talk of boycotting US electric...
Aug 03, 2018

BLOG: Why investors shouldn’t ignore Japan

Japan's economy has taken almost 30 years to recover from its asset price collapse and subsequent deflation. It wasn't until prime minister Shinzo Abe came to power six years ago t...
Jul 26, 2018

BLOG: End of the US economic cycle? The signals to watch

Current US growth is booming. Both the consumer and the business side of the economy are thriving. But can it continue?
Jul 19, 2018

BLOG: How do you spot the next Amazon?

While there’s no magic formula for finding the next big thing, companies shaking up the marketplace may be a good start.
Jun 14, 2018

BLOG: Can US and Asian equities achieve perfect harmony?

This week saw the landmark summit between US president Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. As the politics have come together, can US and Asian equities harmonise i...
May 11, 2018

BLOG: How to make the most of the UK’s generous dividends

Industry commentators – myself included – have been talking about the uphill battle to generate income for several years. As interest rates are so low, cash ISAs have struggled...
Apr 20, 2018

BLOG: Income squeeze likely to improve faster than expected

Retail sales data was weaker than expected while inflation dropped by more than anticipated. Given the economic data, there is good news for the hard-pressed consumer.
Apr 18, 2018

BLOG: Interest rate risk looms large for bonds

Market forecasters have consistently, and unsuccessfully, predicted the demise of a bond bull market for three decades. But in the Brexit aftermath, investors should take stock of ...
Apr 11, 2018

BLOG: The one hand giveth…

...and the other hand taketh away."’ Those employees concurrently contributing towards a workplace pension and repaying student loans will feel the effects of this maxim in Apri...
Mar 16, 2018

BLOG: Three ideas to tap into ‘digital Darwinism’

Mobile technology has completely re-written the rule book when it comes to how businesses and consumers interact with each other. Here are three disruptors you may want to consider...
Feb 14, 2018

BLOG: Love and money are uneasy partners

Two surveys this week should give you unromantic pause for thought this Valentine’s Day.
Feb 13, 2018

BLOG: A £9,000 wedding loan is foolish

The average couple looks to borrow more than £9,000 to cover the cost of their wedding day. In my opinion, this is a foolhardy decision which could have a negative and lasting imp...
Feb 13, 2018

BLOG: Can Korea’s equity rally continue?

All eyes are on PyeongChang, following last week's opening of the 2018 Winter Olympics. As the South Korean city plays host to skiing, luging and snowboarding, does Korea's market ...

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