Our Views on the Markets and the Economy

Financial crime is becoming more persistent and methods used by criminals are becoming more sophisticated. Technology can help to defeat the scammers and there are further steps you can take to ensure you don’t fall victim to their schemes.



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While the Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on people’s finances, few have relied more on a financial adviser or wealth manager over the last 12 months in comparison to previous years, our new research reveals¹.



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The immediate outlook for financial markets looks very constructive. Although we are still in a global health crisis, the vaccination programmes point to a strong economic rebound in the US and UK, following in the footsteps of the recovery that is well underway in China.



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The US equity market typically sets the mood and drives the tempo for the global investment environment, but it is not always our first choice as an investment destination. Now, however, we would like to share our thinking on the world’s largest market and why we think it offers potential over the coming months, relative to other markets.



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Bonds are tradable debt instruments that allow governments and companies to borrow money from investors for a defined period of time. The issuer of the bond will agree to pay a certain level of interest periodically (the coupon) as well as returning the full capital value at a given date in the future (the maturity date).



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What should you do with mania money?

While much investment behaviour over the past year hasn’t diverged from the norm (markets have gone up and down as usual), there have been striking changes at the fringes. Notably, the appetite for various investment ‘manias’ has soared – but is it right to dismiss them all out of hand, or is there a way for serious investors to take part in some of these spicier ventures?



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Saving for retirement is more than just about pensions. This video shows you about the key factors to model for, how to better manage your drawdown and how to make more informed decisions about your retirement.



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While we often talk about the benefit of lower fees at Netwealth, it may seem like we are banging our own drum. In the interest of transparency, we thought it would be useful to highlight the views from a diverse set of publications to help you form your own opinion on the merits of low fees when investing.



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To help you better understand the potential for the world’s economy, I outline a dozen key economic and policy factors to focus on. Consensus thinking has moved towards our view of a strong economic recovery in the UK and globally.



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The pandemic is set to worsen the financial divide between those with investment experience and those without, with women falling even further behind men, our new research¹ reveals.



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