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Will a Santa Rally make 2017 a record year?

With the start of December just a day away, the festive season will soon be in full swing. From an investment perspective however, the key question is how much longer

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The outlook for European equities beyond its ‘golden year’

European equities have enjoyed a perfect storm of positivity this year. Reduced political uncertainty, improving economic data and steady company results have all driven investors back to this often-overlooked region.

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Base rate rise: implications for markets and investors

Markets are now pricing in a 90% chance of a UK interest rate rise tomorrow. High expectations on this front have been disappointed before and, even if they aren’t, a

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Is it time for investors to go for gold?

Gold, one of the oldest known metals, was revered by all the great ancient civilisations and the first gold coins were minted as far back as 550BC. Relatively scarce and

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The road to Brexit – what’s next for investors?

Azad Zangana, senior European economist at Schroders, believes the UK’s exit payment will be an issue. Commenting he said: “The triggering of Article 50 itself will largely be a non-event for

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Kames Capital: outlook for six asset classes

European equities As the market continues to digest President Trump’s every tweet for policy nuances, we should not be distracted from the fundamental backdrop. The European economy is recovering, with

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Equity market ripe for leadership change

The stock market is hypersensitive to economic data and the business-friendly freebies dangled by President Donald Trump. But Trump-mania is likely to fade as the watered-down realities of budget negotiations

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Stocks stall as Draghi drags euro lower

European and US markets have found it tough to follow up on Friday’s bullish push, with early gains reversed as risk aversion kicked in. The beneficiaries of today’s trading are

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2016 was best year for multi asset returns since 2009

In 2016 sterling-based investors enjoyed the best year for multi asset returns since 2009, the year of the initial bounce back from the financial crisis. A balanced multi asset fund

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Three predictions for 2017

Like the wise men or the French hens, good things come in threes and so I’ve put together three predictions for 2017 and how investors might react to those: The