Economy

Letting China join the WTO was the worst decision the West ever made

21 September 2019 9:00 am

It’s not often that you come across a book that completely transforms your understanding of the world. Just recently I’ve…

To avoid unpleasant fund surprises, know what you own

6 August 2019 10:20 am

Editors’ note: Following the publication of this article, H2O Asset Management contacted us to challenge the financial media’s characterization of…

Don’t Fear Equity Heights

3 July 2019 12:03 pm

Have you ever seen a headline saying equity markets are “too high”? Or that a market fall is right around…

Could a global recession be around the corner?

8 June 2019 8:00 am

The omens for the global economy are not good

Look Beyond Interest and Dividends to Generate Cash Flow

7 June 2019 4:11 pm

Many investors, whether retired or not, rely on cash from their investment portfolios at some point. This can be entirely…

Instincts and Investments

9 May 2019 4:03 pm

Instincts are part of being human. Whether helpful or not, our instincts creep their way into our daily decision-making process.…

Who Can Invest Passively?

29 April 2019 3:39 pm

At first glance, investing passively may seem easy. Pick a low-cost fund or funds  reflecting a broad market index then…

Want to Invest Better? Own the World

25 March 2019 11:21 am

If you read magazines, watch the news or even just log on to social media, you may see a common…

Sterling has a spring in its step (and so should you)

12 March 2019 3:49 pm

IN ASSOCIATION WITH The “era of austerity is over,” the Chancellor proudly declared in his Autumn Budget on 29th October…

Some Retirement Investing Do’s and Don’ts

28 February 2019 5:53 pm

No matter your level of sophistication, we think there is a common thread amongst investors: They are all fallible humans.…

The Myth of Market Certainties

22 January 2019 4:30 pm

“Equities seem so uncertain now. I’ll just wait until the market settles down—then I’ll make a move.” Many investors may…

Year-end reminder: You can’t buy past returns

18 December 2018 11:37 am

As the year winds down, we approach the season when some investors do an annual portfolio review. Checking in on…

Why the Eurozone Economy Shouldn’t Mind Draghi’s Departure

16 November 2018 3:36 pm

Mario Draghi’s term as head of the European Central Bank (ECB) doesn’t end until next October, but we are already…

Britain: you’ve been placed on hold

30 October 2018 11:33 am

Richard Buxton, head of UK equities at Merian Global Investors and manager of the Merian UK Alpha Fund, weighs up the implications of Budget 2018 for UK companies and the broader economy.

Risks Aren’t Only for Equities

12 October 2018 5:38 pm

In our experience, we find many investors approach choosing securities based on odd criteria—like perceptions of safety from risk. A…

Autumn Budget: the importance of UK spirits

13 September 2018 12:01 am

UK spirits are key to our economy. Take, for instance, Scotch; sold in 200 markets worldwide, it supports 40,000 jobs…

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The joy of a Greek summer

8 September 2018 9:00 am

Some jerk know-nothing writes in an unreadable American newspaper that Greece is back — Athens, actually. He would, he’s an…

‘No-deal’ Brexit and equities: A Fisher Investments UK perspective

3 September 2018 3:52 pm

All summer, financial media and UK policymakers have been preoccupied with the possibility of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, in which the…

The death cross isn’t stocks’ Grim Reaper, according to Fisher Investments UK

1 September 2018 8:00 am

Here at Fisher Investments UK, we think that looking at the death cross has major flaws as a technical indicator…

Successful investing doesn’t require chasing the latest fad

24 August 2018 4:47 pm

In our review of financial media, headlines tend to highlight areas of the market that are either doing very well…

Why oil's recovery may not be rocket fuel for the UK

26 June 2018 10:12 am

People respond to incentives. And in market economies, few incentives top profits. In the energy industry, oil prices are a…

Why it is impossible to know whether Brexit really made every household £900 poorer

7 June 2018 12:05 pm

In his recent testimony to MPs, Bank of England Governor Mark Carney made headlines by claiming the Brexit vote had…

The City still leads the financial world, but it faces a fight on all fronts

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Should we place faith in a survey, conducted in June but published this week, that says London is still the…

The economy isn’t all roses, but that’s no reason not to vote for Theresa May

13 May 2017 9:00 am

As the election campaign goes into full swing, we hear surprisingly little about the state of the UK economy —…

Brexit hysteria blinds us to the real danger: an out-of-control boom

31 December 2016 9:00 am

It’s not a recession we need to worry about; it’s an out-of-control consumer boom