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Five ways investors can spot signs of a turbulent market

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 | News

Investor confidence is growing in 2018 as markets continue to rise, but it may be prudent to keep an eye on five signals of turbulence ahead.

Industry Insider: Cautious optimism is the catchphrase in 2018

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 | Article

Investors could be forgiven for looking ahead to 2018 with a degree of confidence. Stock market returns were strong in most parts of the world in 2017 and volatility remains low.

‘UK equities are still deeply unfashionable but that creates investment opportunities’

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 | News

Investors looking for value in 2018 might want to consider ‘unfashionable’ UK equities (companies), according to one fund manager.

Will St. Nick give investors the ‘Santa Rally’ gift of record consecutive monthly gains in 2017?

Wednesday, 29 November 2017 | News

Investors in the S&P 500 – the index of leading US companies – are days away from another record month of gains, and some might be wondering if 2017 will set a record for consecutive monthly returns.

A year after Trump's victory, how have markets fared?

Thursday, 09 November 2017 | News

One year ago, the US electorate shocked most pundits and commentators around the world by electing Donald Trump to the White House.

Nine companies that could take investors to wonderland this winter

Monday, 06 November 2017 | News

Stock market investments often outperform over the winter months, research shows.

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.

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.  

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.

Vodafone’s growth story makes it ‘attractive stock for income seekers’

Friday, 21 July 2017 | News

Vodafone has been labelled an “attractive stock for income seekers” considering its first quarter results published today.