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Day trader's news snapshot

Is the London house price bubble bursting?

Friday 6th October 2017

The latest data show house prices falling in London for the first time since 2009 when the country was in the immediate aftermath of the global banking crisis...

Pension awareness has to start with the government

Friday 15th September 2017

Pension Awareness Day, 15 September, is becoming an important annual fixture. It aims to encourage us to save for retirement and help employers communicate pensions simply to their workers...

How do you assess the performance of your fund manager?

Tuesday 29th August 2017

The traditional way in which fund manager performance has tended to be judged is against the performance of other fund managers with similar investment objectives...

Every Landlord Should Be Aware of How to Gain An Edge in Today's Fast Paced Construction Industry

Friday 28th July 2017

Any UK landlord who wants to keep satisfying the needs of his/her tenants and stay ahead of the competition needs to become more aware of the everyday changes occurring in today’s dynamic construction industry and be prepared to use said changes to his/her advantage...

Applying the brakes to consumer credit – lenders take prompt from BoE

Wednesday 19th July 2017

Over the past year the Bank of England has regularly expressed concern at the pace of growth of unsecured lending in the UK...

Understanding the Lifetime ISA

Tuesday 18th April 2017

There’s a new kid on the block. The Lifetime ISA, or Lisa as it’s commonly known, allows 20 to 39 year olds to invest up to £4,000 a year until they are 50 and, for each £100 invested, the government will add £25...

Demystifying the art of copying most profitable traders and Winning!

Friday 2nd December 2016

Observing trade signals is difficult especially for newbies. They seek shortcuts and ways to copy or borrow the ideas from other successful investors to become fruitful in the market...

FTSE 100 is gaining momentum while property value plummets:

Friday 30th September 2016

The FTSE 100 index has gained momentum and reached a ten-month high after recovering from the downfall caused by the shocking decision of Britain to leave the EU...

The Price of success: What Challenges do Businesses face when experiencing Rapid Growth?

Wednesday 31st August 2016

While the impact of Brexit has been felt across Europe, it is British SMEs that have been most adversely impacted...

Long-term interest rates hit a further new low

Monday 13th June 2016

Back in 1980 I took out my first mortgage to buy a flat in Birmingham. The flat was very affordable and required only a modest mortgage to buy it...

The UK housing market presents a mixed picture across the country

Friday 1st April 2016

The latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show average in England house prices rising by 8...

Investors must be bullish despite volatility, oil woes and China’s growing pains

Friday 22nd January 2016

Investors should ride the storm and avoid panic selling. Recent warnings by some commentators that investors should sell during the current market volatility are not only short sighted but could be the worst advice to give to investors...

2015 Has Been a Landmark Year for Hotel Investments in Northern Ireland

Wednesday 6th January 2016

2015 has been a breakout year for the hotel industry in Northern Ireland, with investors flocking to grab up property in the area...

Equity Focus: Outlook for 2016

Wednesday 18th November 2015

Going into 2015 we held a constructive view on developed equity markets, expecting that a moderate economic recovery and accommodative central bank policy would support investor sentiment...

Earnings Season: An early look at the US...

Wednesday 28th October 2015

Despite the recent spate of market volatility somewhat alleviating valuation pressures, the current earnings season remains an important indicator for the growth prospects of both corporate America and equity markets generally...

On-demand services to help improve your investment

Monday 7th September 2015

Once upon a time, London’s new tech scene seemed to be made up of trendy aps that helped you pass your time in a hazy dream of lined-up fruit and Sims-esque farming...

Today's currency update: US Dollar softens against rivals

Thursday 3rd September 2015

Pound Sterling   Wednesday’s British data showed construction growth failed to meet with market projections...

Investor tips for when markets 'plunge'

Thursday 3rd September 2015

By Frazer Wilson, Senior Consultant at Thomas Miller Investment   Having seen markets gradually improve over the last six years, we have all become used to inflation busting returns, so what happens when volatility returns? How do investors navigate future volatility?   Here are some tips to help investors survive the volatile markets:   Don’t panic    When markets fall, they often do so quickly and recover slowly...

Japanese yen – time to consolidate the gains?

Tuesday 4th August 2015

The Japanese yen is trading at multi-year lows versus the US dollar and sterling. Its depreciation has been more pronounced over the past year, spurred by the Bank of Japan’s (BoJ) additional stimulus in October 2014, when the central bank surprised the market by announcing an expansion of its asset purchase programme to an annual pace of 80 trillion yen...

Today's currency update

Thursday 23rd July 2015

Pound Sterling   On Wednesday the Bank of England’s (BoE) meeting minutes drove the Pound higher across the board, with the British currency returning to trend close to an 8-year high against the Euro...

How to get high long-term returns for your savings

Tuesday 7th July 2015

Most UK investors hold their long term savings in cash. They regards the stock market as far too risky...

What Could Affect UK House Prices in 2015?

Thursday 25th June 2015

The UK housing market is one of the most well-developed in the world due to the wide range of mortgage options available...

Salesman sentenced for unauthorised investment scheme

Monday 22nd June 2015

A salesman has been sentenced to six years and nine months imprisonment for his involvement in operating an unauthorised collective scheme...

New chairman at London Stock Exchange

Monday 22nd June 2015

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has announced the appointment of a new chairman.    Donald Brydon CBE has been appointed as chairman, following Dr Chris Gibson-Smith’s retirement after 12 years in the position...

The UK’s Million Pound Home Hotspots

Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Although much of the UK media tend to focus on London as a home for property millionaires and overseas investors, there are considerable pockets and areas where property prices are continuing to grow, with many of these areas now containing a number of million pound plus properties...

Popular Places to Live and Invest in London

Tuesday 2nd June 2015

When it comes to London boroughs, if you take the time to study property trends then you will find that a pattern emerges...

How you can get the Best Return when Selling Your London Property

Monday 1st June 2015

It’s no secret that London is a hotspot for property in the UK markets. Many boroughs in the capital are in such high demand that they’re snapped up within hours of them going on sale...

Man’s best friend? Tips on letting to tenants with pets.

Thursday 28th May 2015

WHILE, statistically speaking, pet owners are likely to be happier than their animal-free alter-egos, letting a property to a tenant with an animal entourage can be a dog’s life for landlords...

Regular inspections

Thursday 21st May 2015

They may live there, but it's your responsibility to provide a safe environment. If you don't see, you don't know...

Help your tenants to help you (and themselves!)

Wednesday 13th May 2015

IT’S universally acknowledged that being a landlord has its fair share of headaches. No matter how nice your tenants are; you’re still leaving them in charge of your most valuable possession, which is a stressful prospect...



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