Inflation news out this week – currently prices are creeping up by 3.1%. Chuck in fuel rises to the equation and higher inflation ahead is inevitable. The Chief Economist at the Bank of England has done some lovely expectations management with a headline in the FT yesterday warning that inflation could hit 5%. Which all means that at some stage in the not-too-distant future we should expect to see a rise in interest rates, to try and keep things under control.
Halifax Share Dealing’s Head of Trading Operations, Phillipa Clarke, talks about the current shift they’re seeing in women planning for retirement.
This is the third article in the series and here we’re looking at low risk portfolios. If you haven’t already, check out the others in the series here and here, where we explain a bit more about the project and start by looking at the performance of portfolios in the high and medium risk category.
For the year so far, Moneybox’s Balanced portfolio is the top performing robo adviser in our mid risk category of portfolios. After a bumper return of 3.1% for the quarter to the end of September, it has racked up a return of 10.8% in 2021.
Robo investment performance report 2021
Figures released today from the biggest trading platform in the UK – Hargreaves Lansdown – told a tale of the continued march into DIY investing. This business now has a whopping £138 billion Big Ones on its books. And 1.7 million customers. Who put through 40,000 deals every single day.
Top of the Pops: popular Shares across all 4 providers. This article brings you the most bought Shares. If you can’t face reading through it all, we start with the most popular products across the major investment platforms.
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Top of the Pops: popular funds across all 4 providers. This article brings you the most bought funds. If you can’t face reading through it all, we start with the most popular products across the major investment platforms.
This week the media substituted the word ‘diesel’ for ‘gas’ and redirected their column inches here. Wholesale gas prices have gone through the poorly insulated roof and are about 7 times higher than they were last year. Energy suppliers have gone bust. And the winter is looking quite expensive.
Maybe I have become the human embodiment of stock markets? The S&P 500 also had its worst day since May this week. What’s wrong with the Yanks? Inflation. And it’s not just the Americans - data released this morning shows inflation in the Eurozone is 3.4%. My days. The whole world is grumpy!
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If you are a beginner when it comes to investing, and trying to find your way through this pretty complicated maze, you are not alone. Millions of newbies joined the ranks of DIY investors in 2020 as Tesla, tech stocks, crypto and clean energy captured our locked-down imaginations!
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China’s second largest property group – Evergrande – is in trouble. It has borrowed more than $300 billion (can you even imagine the stress!?) and is struggling to pay the interest.
Paying off expensive debt
The European Union’s Emissions Trading System (ETS), the European marketplace for the trading of carbon emission allowances and the EU’s market-based solution to climate change, already sits as the centrepiece of the EU’s strategy on limiting climate change In June 2021, the EU adopted a European Climate Law, establishing the aim of reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the EU by 2050.
Just as a virulent pandemic prevented overseas visitors from attending Tokyo’s Olympic and Paralympic games over the summer, so it’s likely discouraging international investors from seeking opportunities in Japan.