Our Views on the Markets and the Economy

We all make mistakes with our money, and some of these errors can have lifelong consequences. Yet with a little forethought they can be preventable, and with a little initiative they can be fixed.

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"The Great Lockdown" is how the Internatonal Monetary Fund (IMF) has described it, and it is hard to disagree. On Wednesday the IMF provided their latest update on the world economy.

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Why do so many market commentators talk about betting when referring to investing? The investment industry is often infused with the symbolism of a casino – a representation that becomes all too real when investors get wiped out.

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Security is Key – How to Stay Safer Online

Security of your accounts and online transactions should be of paramount importance. Yet it is easy to develop bad password habits. Here we highlight some common mistakes and help you to manage your internet accounts safely.

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Here's How to Fix the UK Economy

The next few months will demonstrate whether Downing Street is on top of the macro-economic agenda. If they are not, then the country is in for a rough ride.

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Today’s economic release – with the UK economy shrinking 20.4% in April – confirms that the economy is in a deep recession. This should focus attention on the policy steps needed to help the economy emerge, both to restore jobs and output in the near term and help reposition the economy in the longer term.

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We like to say it’s business as usual here at Netwealth during the lockdown and I think that is what we deliver, but certain routines are clearly different when the whole company is working from home.

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What will happen to inflation? This is one of the most important economic issues as we emerge from this crisis.

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The seven sterling Netwealth portfolios celebrated their fourth anniversary on May 31st. Although the period since launch in 2016 has covered a number of episodes where markets have been challenged, 2020 has of course felt more difficult than most.

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When there is a crisis it is natural to think about what you should change to ensure your financial future is on track. You should also consider what should stay the same.

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