Markets & economy

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.  

Inflation hits 2.7%, squeezing households further

Tuesday, 12 September 2017 | News

Inflation has hit a new high at 2.7% in August, up from 2.6% in July, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Should investors fear a September stock market slump?

Monday, 04 September 2017 | News

September has historically been a poor month for investors. Since 1990 the average return from the FTSE All-Share index in September has been -1.2%, the worst return of any month in the year.

Discover how to retire early in September’s Moneywise out now

Thursday, 31 August 2017 | News

If your dream is to retire early, grab a copy of Moneywise’s September issue now where we reveal the results of our Pension Awards 2017 and explain how to beat state pension age rises.

A third of Moneywise users more worried about finances now than a decade ago

Friday, 25 August 2017 | News

It’s been 10 years since the credit crunch, but over a third (36%) of users feel more worried about their finances now than a decade ago, according to our latest poll results.