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.
'Cheap quality' - How Brexit has created long-term opportunities
04/01/2019: The dreaded ‘B’ word has cast a blanket of negativity over investors’ outlook for the UK stockmarket.
In the context of so much uncertainty and gloom surrounding the UK’s impending departure from the EU, or Brexit, conventional pricing of company shares has been turned on its head.
Brexit and sterling
02/01/2019: In the Spring, the Treasury is planning to mint a commemorative 50p coin to mark the UK's departure from the European Union.
The coin will reportedly feature the date - 29 March 2019 – and, on the reverse, the phrase "Friendship with all nations".
But for investors a more pertinent question is – what will happen to the UK currency, and assets denominated in sterling, after Brexit?
Outlook for 2019: Risks and opportunities
11/12/2018: M&G fund managers Jim Leaviss, Stuart Rhodes and Tristan Hanson discuss where they see challenges and opportunities, as they reflect on what has been a testing 2018.
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.