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Bear Stearns Troubles

April 2008

Already-fragile investor sentiment has deteriorated further amid concerns that the problems faced by financial…

The benefit of hindsight

April 2008

What is the most useful tool that a successful investor could have? Strong research? Access to company management?

Commodities - an overview

April 2008

With rising energy prices and geopolitical pressures, commodities such as oil and gas continue to be…

Did you know?

April 2008

According to Sainsburys Bank (as at March 07), the average adult is underinsured by £59,000. Do you need to worry?

Explaining the credit crunch

April 2008

In a nutshell, credit crunch describes a situation where businesses and consumers find it difficult to obtain…

Global market update

April 2008

The contrast between the buoyant Eastern economies and the lacklustre Western economies became even more…

How to build a portfolio

April 2008

A investor's portfolio is simply shorthand for the collection of investments he owns. Ideally this will be spread across…

ISAs from 2008

April 2008

In the last Budget, the Chancellor announced changes to ISAs which will become effective at the start of the next…

Japan market update

April 2008

Japan’s shock announcement of a 3.7% rise in GDP in the last quarter of 2007 sent markets up on the day…

Reaching your goals

April 2008

Investors are generally either income-seekers or growth-seekers but, whatever your aims, it is important to set…

To cut or not to cut

April 2008

The Governor of the Bank of England ended 2007 on a gloomy note. Mervyn King said that reduced availability…

UK market update

April 2008

The UK market looked like it might end the month with a brief rally, but the FTSE All Share slipped back on the…

Why is making a decision on interest rates so difficult?

April 2008

The Bank of England has cut UK interest rates twice in the last four months. However, faced with a paradoxical…