Investor News, Opinion & Analysis

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 […]

Ten cheapest ETFs

by , 8th August 2018

If you’re a long-term investor in funds, charges are really important. The difference between an annual charge of, say, 1% a year, and 0.3% a year may not seem much, […]

What next for the oil price?

by , 3rd August 2018

Oil posted its worst loss in two years last month amid concerns that a trade war will hit economic growth and energy demand will fall. Supply seems to be picking […]

What does Facebook’s share price slump mean for ETF investors?

by , 30th July 2018

Facebook’s share price fell 20% last week after the tech giant gave a very disappointing update to the market on Wednesday. The company warned that margins would fall as more […]

Uncertain Japan may provide a decent hedge

by , 26th July 2018

At the beginning of the last week media reports circulated that the Bank of Japan (BoJ) was considering changing its interest rate targets. It prompted the 10-year government bond yield […]

Momentum play isn’t over yet, says BlackRock

by , 23rd July 2018

The world’s largest fund management firm is still pretty bullish on prospects for investors this year. Or at least that’s the core message from the BlackRock Investment Institute’s ‘Global Investment […]

ETFs and the blockchain revolution

by , 20th July 2018

Making money in the crypto space in the last 18 months has been pretty easy. The HFR Cryptocurrency Index was up 2908% last year, but access through an ETF doesn’t […]

Investing in China as Trump trade war begins

by , 16th July 2018

Chinese share prices have been badly hit this summer as concerns about a Trump trade war have risen. In early July this came to a head when Beijing responded to […]

Rothschilds back ‘robo’ that’s different from Nutmeg and the rest

by , 9th July 2018

Two members of the Rothschild family* have backed a new robo-advice platform that gives ordinary investors more control over where their money goes. The new platform is called Exo Investing […]

Time to buy into emerging markets?

by , 2nd July 2018

Emerging market equities had a great 2017 and they still looked relatively cheap at the beginning of this year. That relative cheapness – especially when compared to the US – […]