Our Views on the Markets and the Economy

Rising longevity and low interest rates are stirring up a perfect storm for investors – but a few smart decisions could generate a sustainable income for an extra 10 years or more in later life.

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Are there positives for us from President Trump's economic policies? When Theresa May meets the President this week the focus should be on ensuring a positive, forward looking start to our relationship.

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Netwealth's CEO Charlotte Ransom tells Edward Bonham Carter, Vice-Chairman of Jupiter Fund Management, how she started the company.

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Market focus: Trumponomics

Financial markets - and in turn investors - will focus on the actions and executive orders of President Trump and his new team in coming weeks.

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This week the Prime Minister, Theresa May, delivered a very powerful, constructive speech at Lancaster House, outlining her Government's Brexit strategy.

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This will be an important week for UK economic policy, providing greater clarity about the Government's Brexit strategy.

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Looking Down from the Mountain Tops: Davos

This week is the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.

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Where is the Consensus?

The first few days of the year provide a good opportunity to gauge the mood of the markets and assess where consensus thinking is about the economic and financial outlook and the big issues for the year ahead.

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Views on 2017

2016 was full of political surprises. 2017 may be the year of economic surprises. The UK and world economy could surprise on the upside. Perhaps not by much, but by enough to matter and for investors to notice. There is, after all, considerable uncertainty about what lies ahead.

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Diverging Trends: On Optimism and Rates

Politics is never far from the top of investors' minds nowadays. After Brexit and Trump we are at the start of a long series of political battles in Continental Europe: now with Italy and Austria, then The Netherlands in the spring and culminating in the French and German elections next year.

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