China’s economy grew at 6.1% in 2019 – the slowest rate in 29 years. For most major Western economies, 6.1% would be nothing to sniff at, but for the world’s second largest economy it presents a problem. Have we seen the end of the high-powered growth of the past?
As 2019 gets under way, investors are a lot less confident than they were a year ago, with global growth set to weaken over the next 12 months. Adrian Lowcock, head of personal investing at Willis Owen, looks at five funds to help investors through the year.
Investor behaviour is mostly focused on short-term noise, which can inhibit or negatively impact investment decisions.
Here are five rules for investors to live by in the new year.
Markets have responded positively to the news that the UK and European Union have reached an agreement.
However, the rally in the pound should be put into context as it continues to trade in a range that we have seen since August.
The fact is that Brexit is not a simple case of “deal or no deal” and there are plenty of opportunities for more twists and turns in this story.
This weekend marks the start of Good Money Week (29 September to 6 October), which aims to promote sustainable, responsible and ethical investing.
According to the latest statistics, leading ethical indices have beaten their non-ethical peers over 10 years.
In the UK, the FTSE4Good UK index beat the FTSE All Share Index, returning 107.23 per cent versus 105.5 per cent over 10 years to 20 September 2018.
Adrian Lowcock, investment director, Architas, considers seven things we could be doing to make the most of the money we have.
Adrian Lowcock, investment director, Architas, looks at what is causing the sell-off in markets and gives investment ideas to help protect your portfolio.
The global economy is in good shape and the tax reforms in the US should mean the economy there continues to grow.
Adrian Lowcock, investment director, Architas suggests some rules that would help investors with their investments.
Equity markets are unlikely to have a repeat of 2017 - investors need to look for areas offering both value and growth.