Rebecca Hampson's Articles

Are robot ETFs just a fad?

by , 3rd December 2018

Robotics ETFs give investors access to tomorrows technology today, but so far returns have been negative, so is it just a fad? There is no doubt that the technology sector […]

Are ETFs best in a downward trending market?

by , 28th November 2018

The longest bull run in history could be nearing its end as volatility rises and major US stock markets correct, wiping out their gains this year. But how will ETFs […]
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Safe haven staples

by , 22nd November 2018

The consumer staples sector performed badly in the first six months of the year amid increased competition and a lack of inflation. But in the last few months returns from […]

ETFs and REITs

by , 15th November 2018

It’s a nervous time for property investors as Brexit and the rise of online shopping make a big impact. On the residential side of things, owners are struggling to sell […]

Does ESG boost returns?

by , 8th November 2018

With concerns around climate change increasingly rife – we all know someone who’s suddenly become a vegan – questions around responsible investing are inevitable. The insertion of Environmental, Social & […]

Should you back Brazil’s Bolsonaro?

by , 2nd November 2018

Last week Brazil elected far right politician Jair Bolsonaro as its president. Market watchers likened the election to Trump’s 2016 win and despite the upset it has caused, markets and […]

Smart beta in a bear market

by , 26th October 2018

Markets have had a rotten October, and there may be further falls to come. With that background, are they any smart beta strategies that could reduce the pain if markets […]

Safe havens from turbulent markets

by , 19th October 2018

Global markets have suffered from a sell off in recent weeks and it could get worse, according to market watchers. So where should investors be positioned and are there any […]

China in your hand

by , 15th October 2018

China has hit the headlines in recent weeks amid Trump’s trade wars, allegations around its Interpol chief taking bribes, and falling markets on the back of the People’s Bank of […]

An Italian wild card

by , 12th October 2018

The Italian bond market sell off, political instability, issues around the country’s budget and the loom of Brexit makes Italy seems a pretty unattractive investment proposition. However, as Italian stocks […]