Markets & economy

Industry Insider: Ten years since the credit crunch, what have we learnt?

September 2007 was the month that many people began to be aware of the credit crisis that tipped the global economy into recession.

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.

Black Monday 30 years on – could the stock market crash again?

Thursday, 19 October 2017 | News

This week - 19 October to be exact - marks 30 years since “Black Monday”, the largest single stock market crash in living memory.

FTSE 100 index hits record closing high: Could it go higher?

Friday, 13 October 2017 | News

Experts say investors should temper their expectations after the FTSE 100 reached a record closing high.

Does ONS data mistake mean interest rate rise is more likely?

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 | News

The UK’s Office of National Statistics has revised upward its estimation of employment costs, following a discovery in their original data release on Friday (6 October). 

The stock market in October: Fruitful but volatile

Wednesday, 04 October 2017 | News

October’s bad reputation among investors seems to be justified at first glance. In 1987 the FTSE All-Share index fell by 27% in October, and in 2008 it dropped by 12% in the month.

Mark Carney: Interest rate rise likely in the ‘relatively near term’

Friday, 29 September 2017 | News

The UK will see interest rate rises in the "relatively near term", the Governor of the Bank of England has told the BBC.

Industry Insider: Where in the world can you find a decent income?

Thursday, 21 September 2017 | Article

The UK is well-known for its dividend-paying culture, whereby many companies listed on the London Stock Market pay money each year to shareholders.

Make these three vital money moves before the financial world shifts

Monday, 25 September 2017 | Article

Ten years on from the beginning of the financial crisis that nearly brought the Western world to its financial knees, we have a lot to be grateful for.

Bank of England holds base rate but hints at future rise

Thursday, 14 September 2017 | News

The Bank of England has held the base rate at 0.25%, following a 7-2 decision by the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC).

Investors were wrong to sell in May – has the old adage had its day?

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 | News

Stock picking is full of different adages and dictums. Some are sensible and good advice – buy low, sell high and the rest. Others are simply not worth the paper they are written on.