A perfect pension?

What’s the best way to save and invest inside a pension plan? Pension savers benefit from generous tax breaks that automatically give their retirement funds a boost, but to really maximise your income later in…

What Comes Next for the US Markets?

Monday, May 20, 2019- Trade issues and likely Fed easing dominated the news last week as US Equity Markets struggled to regain from Monday’s sell off and ended the week mixed. The large cap weighted…

Riding the waves

Ian Cowie Shareholders enjoyed a sparkling start to 2019 as global stock markets recovered from 2018’s anxious autumn. Share prices’ roller coaster ride is not necessarily over yet but the sharp recovery seen this spring…

Trading Bumps

Monday, May 13, 2019- Trade fears hampered sentiment throughout the week as the U.S. raised tariffs to 25% on $200 billion in imports from China. In turn, China vowed to retaliate indicating an escalation in…

Mixed Bag of Tricks

Monday, May 6, 2019- It was a busy week as there were plenty of corporate earnings and economic data to cause a stir – not to mention the latest Avengers film setting box-office records. However,…

Record Highs

Monday, April 29, 2019- US Stock markets continue to show signs of great strength as they ended this week setting more records in 2019. For the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average finished a bit…

1Q Earnings Support

Monday, April 22, 2019- As earnings season for the first quarter kicked off, stock markets remained relatively quiet keeping their 2019 gains intact. Earnings for Q1 were generally set to be modest and the start…

A year of two halves?

Alex Crooke, Fund Manager of the Bankers Investment Trust, explains how the team is preparing for a different investment landscape in the second half of 2019. It’s in our nature as fund managers to continually…

Going Green

The growing popularity of investment strategies incorporating ESG (environmental, social and governance) criteria is one of investment’s biggest trends. More investors want their money to be invested in a sustainable way or in a way…