Ben Arnold

Investment Writer

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Economics

22MAY 2017

Sell in May: does the oldest stockmarket superstition apply to the FTSE 100?

“Go away in May and come back on St Leger day” is the oldest old wives’ tale in the city. Is there any truth in it?

2017

FEBRUARY

23FEB 2017

Economics

What next for inflation?

We explain why inflation is on the rise and look at the situation in the US, UK, Europe and China

2016

DECEMBER

01DEC 2016

Economics

The '75%' chance that the Santa Rally exists

Stockmarket superstitions should be treated with caution. However, analysis of decades of data suggests December has normally been a good month for equities.

NOVEMBER

28NOV 2016

Economics

How to prepare your portfolio for inflation

Inflation may finally be returning to Western economies, aided by the “Trumpflation effect”. We explain why, and highlight how investors can protect themselves

OCTOBER

31OCT 2016

Economics

How the stockmarket returned 80% without moving

The FTSE 100’s record high barely beats the level of 1999, yet investors have been richly rewarded, highlighting the power of dividends.