Our fund managers will continue to share their ongoing analysis and commentary with you here.
Please refer to the glossary for an explanation of the investment terms used throughout this section. The views expressed in this section should not be taken as a recommendation, advice or forecast. We are unable to give financial advice. If you are unsure about the suitability of your investment, speak to your financial adviser.
Brexit, the UK economy and the folly of forecasting
04/06/2019: ‘An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn’t happen today.’ Laurence Peter
Economists are easy targets for critics and comedians since their forecasts are nearly always proven wrong by events. A popular joke is that economists exist to make weather forecasters look good.
Grounds for optimism in the UK stockmarket
19/02/2019: Last year is unlikely to be remembered fondly by many investors around the world, not least in the UK. In common with stockmarkets globally, London-listed shares suffered major price falls.
Beware over-relying on the UK for income
Whatever your goals for life after work, the key is having the income to meet your needs and bring your aspirations to life. When it comes to generating income from investments, how you put your money to work is just as important as how much you have put aside. Investing across a breadth of different assets can help deliver a more reliable income stream. Seeking income from too few sources could ultimately put your aspirations in jeopardy.