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15MAY 2018

Why supposedly "safe" sectors may be nothing of the sort

Many investors are attracted to the perceived stability of certain sectors. But safety stems from the price you pay, not the underlying dynamics of the businesses you buy.

2018

MAY

02MAY 2018

Economics

Market movers: April's charts of the month

Our monthly round-up of a few of the most eye-catching or significant charts of April.

APRIL

11APR 2018

Economics

Is the FTSE 250 overlooked and misunderstood?

At a time when pessimism towards UK equities is entrenched investors are overlooking the diversity and resilience of mid cap companies.

06APR 2018

Economics

Quarterly markets review - Q1 2018

An overview of markets in Q1 2018 when worries over US interest rates and trade weighed on global equities.

04APR 2018

Economics

Markets in March: six charts of the month

Facebook, Chinese trade, unemployment and out-of-favour UK all feature in the six charts that caught our eye last month.

MARCH

21MAR 2018

Economics

Why a stronger euro is no barrier to European profit growth

The improved pricing environment in Europe is one of several factors that can offset the headwind from a stronger currency.

14MAR 2018

Economics

Why are investors so optimistic about returns?

With returns likely to be lower in future than they were in the past, investors may need to re-set their expectations or accept higher risks.

06MAR 2018

Economics

Monthly markets review - February 2018

A look back at markets in February 2018 when global equity markets retreated as volatility returned.