Market Outlook

Investment News for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Square Mile Research: How will the economy bounceback?

As markets continue to be very volatile, what are the long term effects of the quarantine measures on businesses and the economy? Read the latest from Jason Broomer, Square Mile’s Investment Director. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Square Mile Research: Broomer’s Blog – Well he would say that, wouldn’t he?

When considering asset allocation in a low yield environment, do government bonds still have a full role to play as diversifiers? Read the latest from Broomer’s Blog more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Rathbones In the KNOW blog: Chasing our tails in the Year of the Rat

Chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth reflects on an inauspicious start to China’s New Year. Meanwhile, the UK has quietly left the European Union (EU), but both sides are turning up the volume as negotiations begin over the final settlement. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Aviva Investors: Aviva Investors House View Q1 2020 Webcast

Earn CPD points! Watch our on-demand webinar and hear Stewart Robertson, Senior Economist, and Jerome Nunan, Investment Director Multi-asset, discussing the economic outlook for 2020. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Columbia Threadneedle Investments: Investment Themes

In our latest Investment Themes video, William Davies, Chief Investment Officer, EMEA, discusses: The rise of electric vehicles Japan and its changing demographics The future for China Recession fears Equities versus credit in 2020 more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Rathbone Investment Insights Q1 2020: Is the winter of austerity ending?

The UK’s first December general election in nearly 100 years punctuated an eventful year for politics and the economy. Financial markets experienced a series of mood swings throughout 2019, but ended on a high as investors regained their appetite for risk. Despite ongoing uncertainty, including Brexit and trade tensions between the US and China, we remain positive about the outlook for 2020. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Rathbones In the KNOW blog: Johnny-come-Januaries

The new year always drives well-intentioned yet poorly sustained get-fit-quick schemes. That leads multi-asset fund manager Will McIntosh-Whyte to wonder about the durability of subscription service customers in a downturn. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Baillie Gifford: James Anderson on the Imperatives of Growth Investing

James Anderson of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust discusses why we need to embrace risk and volatility to achieve long-term rewards. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Rathbones In the KNOW blog: Spot the difference

2019 started with the glass half empty and ended with the glass half full. Then markets were jolted by a US missile attack as the new year began, and chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth ponders whether recent positive signs can become lasting trends in 2020. more...

Investment Webcast for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - M&G Webcasts: Richard Woolnough's outlook for 2020

Watch our latest webcast with Richard Woolnough, Fund Manager of the M&G Optimal Income Fund, as he reflects on the opportunities and challenges for global fixed income in 2020. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Invesco: Investment outlooks 2020

Invesco’s investment teams from around the globe outline their expectations for 2020 to help investors plan for the coming year, wherever the markets take us. more...

Investment commentary for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Square Mile Research: Broomer's Blog - Outlook December 2019

Recession risk remains heightened though the odds of one forming have dropped as the economic data shows signs of stabilising. Read the latest thoughts from Jason Broomer, Head of Investment. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Rathbones In the KNOW blog: 2020: the year ahead. Maybe?

Our head of multi-asset investments, David Coombs, consults the tea leaves as he prepares for a new decade. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - M&G: 2020 outlook – hidden in plain sight

Equity markets have remained relatively resilient year to date, despite investors facing multiple headwinds. In this month’s video, Investment Director, Ritu Vohora takes a look back at the factors that characterised the landscape in 2019, and also looks ahead at what could influence markets in 2020. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Columbia Threadneedle Investments: Slowly, slowly does it

Our fixed income team provide their weekly snapshot of market events. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Columbia Threadneedle Investments: Asset allocation update

As 2019 draws to a close, we are strikingly neutral across asset classes and with considerably less appetite for risk than at the start of the year. more...

Panacea Surveys - FCA consultations, are they worth your time and effort?

During this time there were 93,000 active, registered firms, 35,000 organisations with a single registered individual and 57,000 directly authorised firms on the FCA register. Despite this, from July to October 2019 there were just 228 responses - an average of 45.6 per consultation. more...

Better Business for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Prudential: Dealing with vulnerable customers

Prudential conducted adviser research in 2018 that generated some interesting statistics. Nearly three out of four firms have specific riles for advising vulnerable clients, and half train staff to spot signs of cognitive impairment. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Rathbones In the KNOW blog: It doesn’t add up

Stocks soared to new highs in June, but more pessimistic bond markets tolled a more ominous note amid weaker growth, falling earnings, trade tussles and other troubles. Chief investment officer Julian Chillingworth considers the mixed messages coming from stocks and bonds. Read more more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - M&G: Bonds vs Equities: who’s right?

While bonds appear to be signalling an economic slowdown, equities are suggesting growth will continue. In this month’s video, Investment Director, Ritu Vohora looks at the conundrum facing investors, with mixed messages emanating from bond and stock markets. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Legg Mason: Markets Now: Review and Update

Our proprietary leading economic indicator moved into negative territory in May, reflecting weakness in global trade data, manufacturing data and initial claims data. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Legg Mason: Markets Now: Review and Update

Our proprietary leading economic indicator moved into negative territory in May, reflecting weakness in global trade data, manufacturing data and initial claims data. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Legg Mason: Markets Now: Review and Update

Our proprietary leading economic indicator moved into negative territory in May, reflecting weakness in global trade data, manufacturing data and initial claims data. more...

Investment News for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Rathbones In the KNOW blog: Another can gets kicked

Some optimism has helped to bolster markets which have rebounded from the dog box they were in. Julian Chillingworth, Rathbones chief investment officer, explains why we are cautiously confident but still mindful of the looming threats to global growth. more...

Investment News for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Legg Mason: Central Banks: Extend the Expansion

Low inflation and lackluster global growth are allowing central banks to encourage further expansion, believes Western Asset. Ken Leech explains why this is good emerging market debt, high yield, select investment grade debt and mortgaged backed securities. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Aviva Investors: Interest rates on hold, but not in reverse

Financial markets have surged since the start of the year after central banks appeared to put monetary policy tightening on hold. Our investment teams give their views on where monetary policy goes next and what that means for asset prices. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Aegon: Key market events in 2018

Take a look at our Core Risk Profile Portfolios - quarterly investment report for an overview of the markets in 2018 and quarter four 2018, including the key events that shaped investment returns. You can also find out more about the seven funds in the range and how they performed. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Aegon: Top five investment opportunities and pitfalls in 2019

Are your clients concerned about potential stockmarket upheaval this year? Nick Dixon, Aegon’s Investment Director, gives his top five investment predictions for 2019. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Tailwind in 2019: Global Inflation

Low inflation and disciplined central banks in much of the world is especially good news for emerging markets. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Invesco: Five issues to watch this week

Last week brought disappointing data from several countries. This week, Kristina Hooper Global Market Strategist expects the FOMC meeting minutes to be the most important event for markets. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Invesco: Staying focused after a tough 2018

Product Director, Clive Emery and Portfolio Manager, Danielle Singer look at performance in 2018 and explain why they’re looking ahead with optimism. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Invesco: Reshuffling the deck

After a challenging 2018, Fund Manager’s Stephen and Andrew outline the factors which impacted them the most along with their plans for 2019 and new additions to the portfolio. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Schroders: Infographic: A view of the world economy in January 2019

This month's infographic looks at three economic themes for 2019 as well as some black swan risks. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - BlackRock’s Larry Fink’s 2019 Letter to CEOs

In his annual letter on corporate governance, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink explores how companies can achieve long-term financial returns. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers and Paraplanners - Rathbones Review of the Week

Every time Theresa May gets trounced in Parliament, delays a vote or a member of her Cabinet lets slip that she won’t really force a no-deal exit from the EU, sterling shoots upward. more...

Investment update for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - M&G Fund Update

Watch fund manager Jim Leaviss give his views on key drivers for global markets in the previous year, commenting on what worked well and what didn't for the Fund, moving on to his approach to 2019. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Dinosaur or canary? Rathbones

Global stock markets have been unsettled by political and economic uncertainty recently, and swung significantly between gains and losses in the final weeks of 2018. President Trump’s criticism of the Federal Reserve’s latest interest rate rise added to concerns that US consumer demand may be cooling. Meanwhile, trade tensions between America and China continue despite a temporary truce. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Rathbones: What did I miss?

Concerns about a worldwide slowdown in growth have made for a rotten time in markets over the past six weeks or so. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - Invesco: John Greenwood’s annual economic outlook 2019

What are the prospects for the global economy? With record low rates of unemployment in many major economies, will inflation take off in 2019? Read Chief Economist John Greenwood’s economic outlook for 2019. more...

Investment news for Financial Advisers & Paraplanners - M&G Investments: 2019, fasten your seatbelts?

The new year has started with a blunt reminder of probably everything that investors wanted to forget over the holiday season: economic data is worsening while the oil price continues to fall, dragging down equities and the most equity-like fixed income asset classes. Traditional safe-havens continue to rally, as they did in 2018. more...

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