Articles by Marina Gerner

UK inflation drops to 3% due to falling transport costs

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 | News

The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) stood at 3% in the year to December 2017, down from 3.1% in November, according to the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) latest figures.

Predictions for 2018: Will the FTSE 100 soar above 8,000?

Wednesday, 03 January 2018 | News

As we start the new year, global stock markets are at record highs. The FTSE 100 is no exception, although it has lagged behind other major markets this year, it ended 2017 at a high of 7,687.77.

The 10 best performing funds of 2017

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 | News

Small-cap focused UK funds and Chinese equity funds have been the big fund winners of 2017....

Four in 10 expect to be worse off as a result of Brexit

Tuesday, 19 December 2017 | News

While Brexit negotiations seem as though they are about to start making some progress at last, new research reveals that two in five Brits think they will be worse off as a result of Brexit.

Why are investors selling shares and buying bonds instead?

Monday, 11 December 2017 | News

Fixed income was the best-selling asset class in the month of October with net retail sales of more than £2 billion, according to new data released by the Investment Association.

Bitcoin’s rise causes gold demand to slump

Thursday, 07 December 2017 | News

Over the last 12 months, the number of first-time precious metal investors has fallen by 20 per cent, according to BullionVault, an online marketplace for metals.

Six funds to benefit from the Chancellor's tech and housing spend

Friday, 24 November 2017 | News

While there were no changes to personal Isa allowances or dividend allowances in the Budget, some of the Chancellor’s spending measures could provide investment opportunities focused on specific sectors of the economy.

Older workers hope for downsizing, inheritance or lottery win to fund retirement

Friday, 17 November 2017 | News

Older workers are hoping to fund their retirement by downsizing, an inheritance or even a lottery win, according to Aviva’s latest Real Retirement Report.   

Dividend investors have ‘struck gold’ as 2017 is set to be record year

Monday, 23 October 2017 | News

UK dividends soared by 14.3% year-on-year to £28.5 billion in the third quarter, according to the latest Dividend Monitor from Capita Asset Services.

VCTs up 28% as investors use them as pension alternatives

Monday, 23 October 2017 | News

The amount raised by Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) has gone up by 28% year-on-year, according to new figures released by HMRC for the 2016/17 tax year.