Fixed income, often considered a secondary investment choice behind equities, can be a cornerstone of portfolio diversification and can reduce the overall risk without significantly impacting expected returns. In this article, Keith Williamson, Investment Analyst, discusses the terminology of the fixed income world and looks at the drivers of fixed income returns and the pros and cons of investing in this asset class.
To the novice, investing in direct equities can seem like a daunting prospect with a myriad of data and terminology to understand. In this article and video, Aidan Donnelly, Head of Equities, explains the terminology used in equity investing, highlights the main factors that drive equity prices over the long term and outlines some of the key aspects investors should bear in mind when considering any investment in direct equities.
The political scandal surrounding Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and corruption at the state-owned oil company Petrobras could have far-reaching implications for Brazil. In this article, David Collins, Investment Strategist explains the political and economic backdrop and the challenges the country faces.
We all know the old saying “don’t put all your eggs in one basket”, an analogy which could be also applied to investments. Investing in multiple assets increases the diversification of a portfolio by distributing investments across a combination of asset classes and aims to reduce the volatility of returns. In this article, Conor Sheridan, Investment Analyst, explores the evolution of the multi-asset investing and outlines the benefits, limitations and methods to investing across multiple asset classes.
On 23rd June voters across the United Kingdom will have their say on whether they want to stay in or leave the EU. Both the in and out camps have put forward compelling arguments to support their positions, and the latest polls point to a close race. Alan Werlau, Senior Investment Strategist, considers the arguments for and against the UK staying in the EU.
MarketWatch sat down with Conall Mac Coille, Robbie Kelleher and Andrew Fisher to hear their views about what an “Out” vote would mean for the UK and Irish economies, and how trade could be impacted between the two nations.
The combination of economic and political uncertainty could trigger further sterling weakness. David Hillery, Investment Strategist, provides an insight into how uncertainty around Brexit could impact the British currency.
2016 has been a rollercoaster ride for investors. After several years of solid gains, equity markets fell during the first few weeks of the year. In this article, David Collins, Investment Strategist, explains how certain strategies can help limit the downside during times of volatility.
Whether you are looking to sell your pharmacy now or further down the line there are many issues to consider.
As is often the case in times of heightened anxiety, investors tend to flock to the relative safety of government bonds and cash which can offer protection in turbulent markets. In this article, David Hillery, Investment Strategist explores some of the more common options available to investors to reduce volatility in their portfolios.