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.

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...

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.