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.

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...

Bank of England does what everyone expected

Thursday, 21 June 2018 | News

Savers will shrug at the lack of movement from the Bank of England on today’s decisions to leave the rate unchanged, but an August rise is firmly on the cards.

Interest rates held at 0.5%

Thursday, 10 May 2018 | News

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has today voted by a majority of seven to two to keep base rate at 0.5%.

Interest rate rise 'unlikely' in May

Tuesday, 08 May 2018 | News

An interest rate rise is almost certainly off the cards in May, with markets pricing in a 92% chance that rates will be held this month. 

Experts dismiss adage: 'Sell in May and go away until St Leger Day'

Tuesday, 01 May 2018 | News

Sell in May and go away until St Leger Day is a common investment adage, but it may not be one worth following.

'Expect two interest rate rises in 2018,' says EY ITEM Club

Monday, 23 April 2018 | News

The Bank of England could raise interest rates twice this year, according to a leading forecasting group.