Please see Lexo’s 2018 First Quarter Market Review which we thought you might find useful. This report features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past quarter. It begins with a global overview, then features the returns of stock and bond asset classes in the UK and international markets. Please click the image below to open […]
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are receiving intense media coverage, prompting many investors to wonder whether these new types of electronic money deserve a place in their portfolios. Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin emerged only in the past decade. Unlike traditional money, no paper notes or metal coins are involved. No central bank issues the currency, and […]
The FTSE 100 has undergone its latest quarterly review. FTSE Russell, the providers of the FTSE 100 and related UK indices, has announced the results of its quarterly review. This was based on market values on 28th November and will take effect from Monday 18th December. As far as the FTSE 100 is concerned, there are three […]
A report on Q3, which features world capital market performance and a timeline of events for the past few months. Compare small cap vs large cap, and emerging vs developed markets at a glance.
Interest rates are going up for the first time in a decade – find out what that means for you.
Many analysts believe shares in developed markets such as the UK are currently expensive. But according to Robert Shiller, the economist famous for developing the Cape ratio – cyclically adjusted price to earnings – for valuing stocks, the UK Market remains ‘a great investment’. The Cape ratio takes the current price of a stock and […]
An increase in interest rates could be nearer than anyone thought! Thursday’s meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of England was expected to be a non-event. A Reuters poll of economists revealed that not one expected a move in base rates from the 0.25% set in the wake of the Brexit […]
With the General Election looming over us and the election polls ever-shifting, nobody knows which way the scales will tip on 8th June. However, there have been some interesting topics for discussion raised in the recent weeks. As many will have seen in the recent press, care and the ‘capping’ of care costs is a hot […]
With the excitement surrounding the issue of the new one pound coin, I wondered how much I would have today, if I had invested 10,000 of them into the FTSE All Share index when the pound coin was first launched. The one pound was introduced on 23 April 1983, when Lady Thatcher was Prime Minister, […]
1. The economic forecast Growth in the UK economy picked up through 2016. Employment has reached a record high of 31.8 million people. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) now forecasts that the UK economy will grow by 2% in 2017. The OBR also forecast that the economy will grow at a slightly slower rate in 2018, […]