Although we have experienced a little volatility in recent weeks, the overall outlook for the economy looks pretty sunny, more than I can say for the weather outside my window! But hey, my wife keeps reminding me it’s February what do I expect! So the overall economic outlook should support equity prices for a while, […]
Please read Lexo’s Fourth 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 US and international markets. Please click on the image below […]
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.
Years of academic research has shown that small cap investment can pack a big punch – with risk mitigated by substantial diversification.
Interest rates are going up for the first time in a decade – find out what that means for you.
From record highs to the anniversary of a historical slump, the stock market has been much in the news lately. Get the insight that goes beyond the headlines for your personal finances and investments.
When National Savings & Investments (NS&I) announced the launch of their new Junior ISA, they said that the Children’s Bond would be closed to new sales from September 2017, this is disapointiung, but with the JISA and the abilty to fund Pensions for children I can only asusme the demand was not there. NS&I have now […]
What’s better for retirement: property or pensions? That’s the ‘killer question’. The vast majority are wrong. Over the last 30 years house prices have risen 434% (i.e. more than quadrupled). But the stockmarket has done far better. Assuming dividends are reinvested, the FTSE 100 has turned £10,000 in 1986 into £126,870 now. And if you […]