The threat of higher inflation and rising interest rates spooked global stock markets in February and pushed up government bond yields. We expect the trend of rising yields to persist and be a dominant investment theme over the coming year, with implications for equities.
After almost 18 months without a setback, investors forgot what volatility felt like. That complacency has now been shattered, but sound underlying business conditions remain intact. That’s no bad thing.
Original, diverse and international – this year’s shortlist encapsulates what the Rathbones Folio Prize is all about.
In a post-Brexit world, Britain may have to become less reliant on its financial services sector and the South East.
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Those who remember the rampant inflation of the 1970s and 1980s may be over-concerned about its return and the insidious effect it has on our wealth. But history offers some comfort too.
Today a huge wealth of information, including some of our most personal material, finds its way to the “cloud”. In the era of hackers and cyber-warfare, is the shift to remote data storage wise?
Interest rates and bond yields headed to the floor in the wake of the global financial crisis and have more or less stayed there since. In this “new normal”, generating a sufficient income may require new ways of thinking.
The number of initial public offerings (IPOs) for property investment companies skyrocketed in 2017 as investors continued to clamour for steady sources of decent income.