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How open banking became a great British success story
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Personal finance

How open banking became a great British success story

Over the past few years financial technology has stepped up a gear. The way we spend, save, borrow and invest is now changing rapidly
3 Mar 2021
What to watch out for in Budget 2021
Rishi Sunak
Budget

What to watch out for in Budget 2021

In his 2021 Budget, Rishi Sunak will lay out his vision for post-Covid Britain – how to fix the public finances and repay all the pandemic stimulus wi…
2 Mar 2021
Why the classic 60/40 investment portfolio may no longer work
Stock/bond portfolio balance
Investment strategy

Why the classic 60/40 investment portfolio may no longer work

The dramatic events in the bond market have thrown into question the classic investment strategy of the last 40 years. An investment portfolio made up…
1 Mar 2021
What is “yield curve control” and why is it coming to a central bank near you?
Bank of England
Government bonds

What is “yield curve control” and why is it coming to a central bank near you?

Central banks around the world are determined not to let interest rates go up too quickly or by too much – a practice known as “yield curve control”. …
1 Mar 2021
Why British business must speak up on lockdowns
Boarded up pub in London
UK Economy

Why British business must speak up on lockdowns

Restrictions are crushing business, but its leaders are nervous of saying anything. Time to toughen up, says Matthew Lynn.
28 Feb 2021
The Great Reset: a fresh start or yet another assault on freedom?
Global Economy

The Great Reset: a fresh start or yet another assault on freedom?

The World Economic Forum’s latest big idea is being trumpeted as a new beginning for the global economy. Yet in truth there is nothing new about it – …
26 Feb 2021
Are we heading for another bond market tantrum?
Government bonds

Are we heading for another bond market tantrum?

The last time the US central bank tried tightening the purse strings, the bond markets threw a tantrum. With yields now rising, could we be about to s…
25 Feb 2021
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Invest in water and provide a buffer against future pandemics
Soft commodities

Invest in water and provide a buffer against future pandemics

Global water shortages have long hampered growth and development, and climate change has exacerbated the problem. Will the coronavirus pandemic be a t…
25 Feb 2021
The days when you could get 7% from your bank are long gone – so what do you do?
Bitcoin

The days when you could get 7% from your bank are long gone – so what do you do?

With interest rates at rock bottom for so long, we’ve been forced to move from saving to speculating to earn any sort of return. Dominic Frisby asks w…
24 Feb 2021
Neil Woodford’s back – but has he really learned anything?
Neil Woodford

Neil Woodford’s back – but has he really learned anything?

Disgraced fund manager Neil Woodford is planning a comeback. But he doesn’t seem to have learned much from his many mistakes. So why would anyone inve…
22 Feb 2021
James Henderson: buy banks
Bank stocks

James Henderson: buy banks

James Henderson, director of UK investment trusts at Janus Henderson Investors, is a fan of British banking stocks.
22 Feb 2021
Four ways to boost Britain’s stricken economy
UK Economy

Four ways to boost Britain’s stricken economy

When lockdowns end, we will need a plan to get our businesses up and running again. Matthew Lynn outlines four urgently needed measures that the gover…
21 Feb 2021
What rising interest rates and inflation will do to markets
Investment strategy

What rising interest rates and inflation will do to markets

As governments continue to stimulate their economies, investors are betting on a “V-shaped’ recovery and the return of inflation. John Stepek looks a…
19 Feb 2021
What is the “Great Reset” – and how do you invest?
Global Economy

What is the “Great Reset” – and how do you invest?

Whether as the result of a Grand Conspiracy or bumbling incompetence, the post-pandemic world could be very different to the pre-pandemic world. Domin…
18 Feb 2021
It's looking toppy out there – what could pop the market bubble?
Stockmarkets

It's looking toppy out there – what could pop the market bubble?

One of the most significant indicators of market sentiment is saying we could soon be heading for a fall. John Stepek looks at what might burst the ma…
17 Feb 2021
Is the oil price heading for $100 again?
Oil

Is the oil price heading for $100 again?

Not so very long ago, the oil price went negative. But in the last three months alone it’s risen by 50%. And while it may take the odd breather here a…
16 Feb 2021
Passive investors beware: you may be dangerously overexposed to big tech stocks
Stockmarkets

Passive investors beware: you may be dangerously overexposed to big tech stocks

Most investors in index funds are likely to be dangerously over-invested in US stocks, and particularly in a few huge tech stocks. It’s time to think …
15 Feb 2021
Japanese stocks have hit a new milestone – one not seen since 1990
Japan stockmarkets

Japanese stocks have hit a new milestone – one not seen since 1990

The Nikkei 225 – Japan’s oldest stockmarket index – has finally hit 30,000 for the first time in 30 years. It’s just one more reason to invest in one…
15 Feb 2021
Decimalisation: Britain’s “new pence” turn 50 years old
UK Economy

Decimalisation: Britain’s “new pence” turn 50 years old

In 1971 the UK adopted a decimal currency. The shift was widely thought to be a step towards joining the Common Market, but there was more to it than …
15 Feb 2021
Want to beat the market? Ditch the smartphone and trade stocks the old fashioned way
Investment strategy

Want to beat the market? Ditch the smartphone and trade stocks the old fashioned way

Anyone who wants to beat the market over the next decade should put away their smartphone and set up a brokerage account, says Matthew Lynn.
14 Feb 2021
Why you don’t need to worry about the GDP figure, however ugly it is
UK Economy

Why you don’t need to worry about the GDP figure, however ugly it is

Last year, Britain saw the biggest drop in economic activity for 300 years. But as an investor, that doesn’t matter to you. John Stepek explains why –…
12 Feb 2021
UK stocks: how the FTSE 100 is finding its feet again
UK stockmarkets

UK stocks: how the FTSE 100 is finding its feet again

The FTSE 100, Britain’s blue-chip stockmarket index, has undergone constant churn in the 37 years since its inception, says Max King. But it is now …
12 Feb 2021