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EPFR Global.Investors pulled $4.95 billion (£3.03 billion) from equity funds in the week ending September 2, with $713m withdrawn from global emerging markets funds, and $185m taken out of Latin American funds.Meanwhile, emerging Europe funds saw their […]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 […]
The number of new complaints to the Financial Ombudsman Service concerning Sipps has nearly doubled in the last year, latest data shows. FOS stats released this morning show the adjudicator handled 521 new Sipp cases between April and June 2017. This has now risen to 922 for the same period in 2018. In total, the […]
Marmite and President Trump both sharply divide opinion, but you can ignore Marmite if you’d rather not put the glutinous, salty, black yeast extract on your teatime toast. As an investor you simply cannot ignore Donald Trump. Without wanting to give a running commentary of recent events, Trump’s actions continue to have an impact. The […]
Suggestions that secretary of state for work and pensions Esther McVey may no longer be committed to the delivery of the pensions dashboard project has caused much wailing and gnashing of teeth around the industry. Personally, I do not see the problem. This is the perfect opportunity for it to take back ownership and control of […]