2018 will be a year that many investors would rather forget.
Japan’s economy shrank during the three months to September, contracting at an annualised rate of 1.2%.
It’s a festive tradition to discuss the prospects for a ‘Santa rally’ – will markets deliver this year?
Stock markets may be bouncing around, but it looks like a good year ahead for income seekers as Janus Henderson forecasts record dividends in 2019.
We have a deal on Brexit, but it appears to have resolved little about the future EU/UK relationship. It’s likely to be business as usual for UK assets.
Turmoil in global financial markets and sharp losses in equity markets drove up demand for gilts during October, leading to a decline in gilt yields.
The era of austerity is coming to an end, according to Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond. Government spending is set to pick up, boosted by a better-than-expected outlook for economic growth and Government borrowing.
After a difficult run for UK equities, investors need to believe that neither a Labour Government nor a no deal Brexit is a possibility.
The US Federal Reserve raised its key federal funds rate by 0.25 percentage points to a range of 2% to 2.25% at its September monetary policy meeting. The unanimous decision represented the third increase this year, and the eighth since 2015.
Gilt yields declined during most of August, but rallied towards the end of the month amid speculation that BoE Governor Mark Carney might be requested to stay on beyond the end his term as Governor to help facilitate oversee the post-Brexit transition.
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