In 1990 interest rates were at 15 per cent. You didn't need to be brain of Britain to know that rates at that level were not going to last. It should be easy, therefore, to look at interest rates today – standing at 0.5 per cent – and see this must be the bottom of the interest rate cycle, with little chance of them remaining at record lows in the medium to long term.
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Saturday 11 January 2014
Cautious investors should wait before they dive into this latest bond sector
Twin brothers who allegedly made millions from 'stock picking robot' scam ordered to pay back over £100,000
Monday 06 January 2014
Twin brothers who allegedly made millions from a ‘stock picking robot’ scam have been ordered to pay back over £100,000.
Friday 03 January 2014
The Federal Reserve remained committed to highly accommodative monetary policy despite having trimmed its bond-buying stimulus programme, Ben Bernanke said on Friday in what could be his last speech as Fed chairman.
Friday 20 December 2013
It's been a good year for stock markets. In particular, European and Japanese markets have made large gains. There is a lesson here for all investors: despite a poor economic backdrop, stock markets can perform well. This is often because much of the bad news is priced in and markets are focusing on improved corporate prospects. Similarly, it shows the most uncomfortable investment decisions often turn out to be correct.
Saturday 30 November 2013
Julian Knight wonders where’s the best place to find a bargain
Tuesday 01 October 2013
There was fresh criticism of the Government’s Funding for Lending Scheme on Monday after new figures revealed that the interest paid on popular fixed-rate bonds has plummeted.
Monday 30 September 2013
Worries over economic impact of US budget deal hits stocks
Friday 20 September 2013
Monday 16 September 2013
The largest group of Co-op Bank bondholders are asking the troubled bank's board to engage with it over a new £1.5 billion bail-in plan it has produced.
Friday 23 August 2013
Apple and Microsoft hit for hours in second New York trading mess this week
Friday 16 August 2013
Wednesday 24 July 2013
As Premium Bond prizes are reduced yet further below inflation, Simon Read asks why they remain so enduringly popular
Saturday 20 July 2013
One of the most exciting innovations of recent times has been the development of social-impact bonds. These are loans raised in the markets or from private investors where the money is invested to finance and improve the social outcomes delivered by publicly funded services and the return on the bonds is linked to the success of the venture.
Friday 19 July 2013
It is still difficult to see interest rates in the UK rising before the next general election.
Friday 05 July 2013
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
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- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire