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The old adage of ‘sell in May and go away’ may not apply this year as investors seem to be looking through concerns such as a US debt default, high inflation and an uneven recovery in China. The economic outlook for the UK and Japan is improving and China is continuing its recovery, albeit unevenly. Even though the US Federal Reserve raised rates again, Fitch, the credit ratings agency, placed the US country's ‘AAA’ rating on watch for a possible downgrade as the growth investment style continued its domination in 2023, lifting tech indexes to almost double digit returns in May.Read more
As part of our mission to bring investment expertise to your doorstep, I'm answering your personal finance questions. If you have a question for the Ask Gabby column, you can submit it here.Read more
April gave investors some respite after an eventful March. Economic data remained resilient, although stresses in the banking system persisted. Equities continued to rise, bonds fared well though bank woes, wage inflation and the potential for a US government default weighed on investors' minds. Headwinds picked up once more at the end of April as we continued to see a fallout from monetary tightening in the financial sector. Another US bank closure increased investor concerns about liquidity risks which could lead to an issue of solvency.
Bonds are often seen as the boring cousin to equities and stock investing, but they are actually a fundamental part of the global investment universe. In actual fact, the bond market is larger in terms of capitalisation at the global level than the equity market. What this means in simple terms is that there are more bonds and there's more money in bond investing than equity investing. But what are bonds and what do you need to know about them? Let's dig into it.Read more
Inflation was exhibiting signs of tentative moderation towards the end of 2022, leading many to believe the interest rate outlook in 2023 would moderate and therefore provide some guidance on asset pricing. It hasn’t quite worked out as hoped. Persistent inflation and challenges in the banking sector have put pressure on central banks’ interest rate policies, which has made for a pretty volatile first three months of the year.Read more