Market commentary

Retailer overdrafts jump by a third

Yet more concerning information about the struggling UK retail sector. The value of UK retailers' overdrafts has jumped by 33 percent from £8.2 billion to £10.9 billion in the last year alone, says Hadrian's Wall Capital (HWC), a London-based specialist debt advisor. HWC says that as the retail...
Coutts Mid-Year Investment Outlook 2018: A New Frontier

Technology, European equities and healthcare and are all identified as key opportunities for growth by Coutts in its†2018 Mid-Year Investment Outlook – A New Frontier.†At the start of last year, Coutts highlighted seven investment themes that research indicated would deliver positive returns...
More difficult for BoE to raise interest rates

Following the news that CPI inflation came in at 2.4 percent today, Thomas Wells, manager of the Smith & Williamson Global Inflation-Linked Bond Fund, made the following observations. "This was a below consensus inflation print and fits with our view that CPI would start to be better behaved as...
Multi-asset portfolio favoured as global markets hang in the balance

Investors must move towards diversifying their portfolio in light of tenuous US-China relations, a Brexit deal that stands on the edge of a knife, and a looming shift in global markets,†says†the world's largest independent financial advisory organization. The investment advice comes as the VIX index...
As volatility returns


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