Rebecca Hampson's Articles

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 […]

Investing in water with ETFs

by , 4th October 2018

Global demand for water is expected to rapidly increase in the next few years as the supply and demand factors surrounding the commodity become increasingly unbalanced. The World Health Organisation […]

Why has S&P launched a comms sector and will it work?

by , 29th September 2018

S&P has completed a major sector shake-up in the US – and the centrepiece of that shake-up is a new communications sector. This new sector includes some of the most […]

Investing in the FTSE 250

by , 20th September 2018

Last week saw the release of August retail sales and economic data in the UK and the results were better than expected, suggesting that the UK could be a more […]

Turkey and emerging market debt

by , 16th September 2018

The Turkish Central Bank raised interest rates last week in a bid to prop up the declining Lira and stop investors fleeing Turkish markets. The Lira has depreciated just over […]

Private Equity ETFs: the place to be for the next recession?

by , 5th September 2018

Private equity keeps growing and growing but it’s a difficult sector to break into if you don’t have a huge amount of money. If you don’t know what private equity […]

The case for emerging markets

by , 2nd September 2018

Emerging market equities have had a pretty dire year and recent events in Turkey as well as Trump’s trade wars with China have done little to help their performance. The […]

ETFs can reduce your currency risk

by , 24th August 2018

When you invest in foreign markets, it pays to think about currency volatility. You might invest in a country where its stock market rises 10% over a year, but if […]

Growth still reigns over value

by , 19th August 2018

Growth stocks have soared on the back of a growing economy, but as stock growth and strong returns begin to falter – with the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Netflix […]

Can US equities sustain their run?

by , 10th August 2018

Large cap US equities have had a good run recently.  The S&P 500 rose 20% last year, but this year the gains started to slow with a mere 1.4% uptick […]