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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If you think that interest rates could potentially rise two or three times in the next two to three years, you may consider moving your funds – or a chunk of your money – into a savings account. But it is best not to act rashly.

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Monetary Policy Normalisation

Monetary policy normalisation: this is the key issue that will influence heavily the investment outlook. In the wake of the 2008 global financial crisis, central banks played a dominant role as they pumped in money and cut interest rates.

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What is the most appropriate inflation measure to use in gauging returns on investments and savings? That is the issue we address here. There are many different benchmarks that investors and savers can use, but a common one is to earn a return in excess of inflation.

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Economic Update

Financial markets are entering what could be a potentially tricky time. In addition to the continuous flow of new economic data and company results across the globe, the coming weeks are likely to see potentially critical moments in a host of issues. Let’s start here in the UK.

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We sometimes get asked, “If you are passive investors, why don’t I just invest in passive funds and ETFs directly myself?” We’d like to explain the benefits of choosing a wealth manager like Netwealth to manage your money for you.

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Yes to Aramco. No to Unilever. This is one interpretation of developments over the last year regarding stock market listings in London.

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Advances in technology touch all of our lives, but the world of wealth management often seems like it is stuck in the stone age. A new survey on investor preferences and habits – conducted by YouGov on behalf of Netwealth – asked investors which aspects of technology they would value the most to help them manage their money.

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Investors now value transparency of fees above all other factors when choosing who to manage their money – an attribute that has helped to shape Netwealth since we launched our wealth management service two years ago.

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Global Equity Outlook

“Sell in May and go away,” used to be the saying in the UK stock market many decades ago. Admittedly, that was reinforced by the expectation that little of note would happen over the summer months. How times have changed, as now 24/7 global news means it is rarely possible to switch off.

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