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Monthly economic commentary: March 2020

Our chief economist Colin Warren offers a Q&A on the coronavirus, the economy and markets. He considers the outlook and whether now is a good time to invest.

Monthly economic commentary: February 2020

As concerns over the outbreak of the coronavirus continue to feature in the news, should we panic? Our chief economist Colin Warren shares his thoughts on the economic impact for long-term investors.

Monthly economic commentary: January 2020

This month our chief economist looks at the impact of tensions in the Middle East on oil prices and supplies and how this could affect global markets.

Monthly economic commentary: December 2019

With 2020 fast approaching, our chief economist looks at some of the issues that could impact global financial markets during the next twelve months.

Monthly economic commentary: November 2019

With the UK general election looming, our chief economist looks at the key issues that could affect investors.

Monthly economic commentary: October 2019

With the US presidential elections coming into view, our chief economist looks at what this could mean for financial markets.

Monthly economic commentary: September 2019

With the risk of a recession looming, our chief economist looks at how equity markets could possibly move higher in the coming months.

Financial advice vs. guidance

Here's what you need to know about advice and guidance if you’re thinking about what to do with your finances.

Monthly economic commentary: August 2019

With yields on government bonds falling sharply in recent weeks and the global stock of debt with negative yields rising above $16 trillion, our chief economist answers some FAQs about the growing phenomenon of negative bond yields.

Monthly economic commentary: July 2019

Our chief economist discusses how slowing growth and below-target inflation could lead to central banks loosening monetary policy in the coming weeks - albeit, the UK interest rate outlook remains dependent on Brexit.

Investment & advice fees – do you know what you’re paying for?

With a greater focus on tackling fee transparency as a priority, we carried out research on the fees landscape and the future of the advice market. Read our report here.

Monthly economic commentary: June 2019

Our chief economist, Colin Warren, looks at how rising tensions and the escalating trade war between the US and China is impacting global financial markets in his latest economic commentary.

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