House prices in England and Wales rose in 1.7 per cent in July, the highest level in five years, according to the Land Registry. Prices rose by 1.7 per cent in July 2009, after Nationwide’s August index shows a rise of 1.6 per cent.
Flows into equity funds reversed last week as fears grow over the sustainability of market rallies, according to EPFR Global.Investors pulled $4.95 billion (£3.03 billion) from equity funds in the week ending September 2, with $713m withdrawn from global emerging markets funds, and $185m taken out of Latin American funds.Meanwhile, emerging Europe funds saw their […]
By Chris Taylor, Head of Japanese Equities at Neptune Abenomics is not working; Japan is almost back in recession; Abe’s 3rd arrow of structural reform has missed. These are increasingly popular assessments of Japan but are all a severe misdiagnosis, argues Chris Taylor, manager of the Neptune Japan Opportunities Fund Click here to read more […]
How to make a pot of money last a lifetime- this is the crux of the retirement challenge. While the retirement landscape has undergone significant changes, the fundamentals of the challenge have remained the same but the responsibility for addressing it has shifted from institutions to the individual. Drawdown accounts are now the most popular […]
The FCA has confirmed that financial adviser pair Alan and Russell Taylor will not be allowed to work in any regulated position again after being jailed for 11 years on fraud charges. The brothers, who ran Norfolk IFA Taylor and Taylor Associates, plead guilty to conspiracy to defraud earlier this year, after defrauding nearly 200 […]
Markets have fluctuated in recent months but whether this will continue remains to be seen Stockmarkets exhibit a striking degree of seasonality. “Sell in May and go away” sounds like a superstition but patterns in decades of stockmarket data show that there is some underlying truth to it. A mechanical approach that sold everything in […]