David Brett

Investment Writer

Fund Manager, Schroders

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Economics

01MAY 2019

Can a 60/40 split portfolio deliver better outcomes?

For decades financial planners and investors have abided by the 60/40 rule and calculations made by Schroders illustrate why, but has it had its time?

2019

MARCH

19MAR 2019

Economics

14 years of returns: history’s lesson for investors

This graphic shows the best and worst performing assets each year since 2005. Schroders research illustrates why diversifying your investments matters.

12MAR 2019

Economics

Countdown to Brexit: three market indicators to watch

With Brexit uncertainty affecting UK assets, we offer a basic explanation on three market indicators that investors might like to discuss with their adviser.

JANUARY

24JAN 2019

Economics

29 reasons not to invest in the global stock market

Over the past three decades there have been plenty of shocks to dissuade people from investing. Our data shows what happened after each event.

23JAN 2019

Economics

The yield curve explained: is it predicting recession?

Since 1980 the yield curve has accurately predicted the last five US recessions. After nearly a decade of economic expansion, is it telling us that another one is on its way in 2019?

11JAN 2019

Economics

29 reasons not to invest in the stock market

Over the past three decades there have been plenty of stock market shocks to dissuade people from investing. Our data shows what happened after each event.

02JAN 2019

Economics

How Q4 ranks among the worst 20 quarters of the past half century

Global stocks have suffered their worst quarter since 2011. We look at how it compared with the 20 worst quarters over the last 48 years and the potential silver lining for investors today.

2018

DECEMBER

27DEC 2018

Economics

How the FTSE 100 returned 94% without moving

The FTSE 100 is back below the level it was in 1999. However, investors could still have achieved a positive return over the last 19 years had they opted to reinvest their dividends, Schroders’ calculations show.