Markets & economy

Your cash countdown to Brexit

With a year to go until the UK formally leaves the European Union, Moneywise investigates what you can expect and how you can protect your finances as we head out of Europe.

How the UK stock market doubled in value…without even moving

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 | Blog | By Darius McDermott

Albert Einstein once said: “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it earns it… he who doesn’t pays it.”

Spring Statement 2019: the UK economy is in rude health, but only if a no-deal Brexit is avoided

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | News

Against a backdrop of continued uncertainty over what shape and form Brexit will take, Chancellor Phillip Hammond used his Spring Statement to reassure both consumers and business that the UK economy is in rude health –...

Damage to the economy from a no-deal Brexit would now be less than we feared, says Bank of England governor Mark Carney

Wednesday, 06 March 2019 | News

The governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney told a House of Lords committee that the damage to the economy that a no-deal Brexit would cause is reducing.

Investors unwittingly buying "controversial weapons" manufacturer stocks in index-tracking funds, asset managers warn

Thursday, 14 February 2019 | News

Stockmarket indices should automatically exclude companies involved in the production of “controversial weapons”, according to an open letter signed by 140 asset and wealth managers, published by Swiss Sustainable Finance.<...>

What does 2019 hold for investors?

Monday, 31 December 2018 | Article

The past year has proved to be a turbulent one in the financial markets as the US-China trade war took off, Brexit gloom set in, and interest rates rose. But will 2019 be a more positive year for investors?

Diversify if you’re worried about exchange rates

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 | Blog | By Darius McDermott

We usually only think about currencies when it comes to holiday spending money. However, currencies – or more specifically exchange rates – can also have an impact on our investments

The Brexit effect: is it time to sell your UK assets?

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 | Blog | By Brad Holland

With so much uncertainty and speculation, should investors still hold UK assets?

This is the longest ever US bull market: what happens next?

Wednesday, 22 August 2018 | News

The US stock market has registered the longest bull market in financial history.

Inflation remains 'surprisingly' static

Wednesday, 18 July 2018 | News

Inflation figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) recorded no change in growth levels.

Male investors are more likely to withdraw cash in a volatile market

Wednesday, 04 July 2018 | News

Most investors don’t waver from their investment strategy during periods of market volatility but if they do, men are four times more likely to withdraw money from their investments than women, according to recent analysis...