Our Views on the Markets and the Economy

Various factors will typically be out of your control when you invest – such as market performance and volatility, inflation and your life expectancy – but focusing on four key things you can influence is a smart way of thinking about investing for the long term.

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Cognitive and emotional biases often prevent us from making the most of our money – but which regularly do us the most harm?

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The Importance of Financial Education

To embark on any journey successfully usually requires a well thought out plan. If the destination is a comfortable financial future, we should have a good understanding of the best paths to take.

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Quick Thoughts on Inflation

UK inflation came in higher than expected in August. In this video, our chief economic strategist Gerard Lyons explores the implications – for the economy and for savers and investors.

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Keeping On Top of Risk

What are the risks facing the economic outlook and the financial markets? The tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers has prompted much comment on whether another global financial crisis might be imminent.

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China: Politics Driving Markets

We enter autumn with many political and policy issues overhanging financial markets. The main underlying global story is continued strong growth in the US and the prospect of further policy tightening by the US Fed. Outside of the US, the growth picture varies, as does the immediate outlook for monetary policy.

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To ensure that our service continues to deliver what clients want, Netwealth recently conducted a survey in conjunction with YouGov to find out what are the key issues that matter to investors. Here is an overview of our findings.

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How Overconfidence Can Cost Us Dearly

Being confident often allows us to function to the best of our abilities, unhindered by doubt. Yet simply firing that emotion up a notch can have disastrous consequences for our money and our lives. Overconfidence can lead us into all sorts of trouble.

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Looking Beyond Turkey: The Wider Risks

There are a number of key geopolitical issues also clouding the outlook for financial markets. How they will play out is hard to predict exactly and likely requires scenario planning that anticipates different actions by the key countries involved.

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Turkey is suffering a currency crisis, which may progress into an economic crisis. Whether it leads to a political crisis remains to be seen. The extent of the problems mean that Turkey’s predicament has already generated headlines here in the UK, but what are the reasons and consequences?

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