While no deal is not the most likely scenario in our view, the risks are rising. The UK outlook is binary. A Brexit deal could see sterling bounce to 1.40 against the dollar, but no deal on 31 October could see a further slump to 1.10.
Seeking income in a low rate environment has seen investors search for yield in riskier assets. While the risk associated with higher yielding investments can’t be eliminated, we look at three ways in which that risk can be reduced.
Portfolio manager Clare Hart explains how the US Equity Income Fund’s exclusive focus on quality, value and dividends allows it to share in the long-term growth of the US stock market while keeping a lid on volatility whenever the going gets tough.
Emerging market equities are inherently volatile. But investors shouldn’t be deterred. If investors have a long time horizon, the emerging markets are expected to pay returns well in excess of developed market equities.
There was a lot of promise and expectation for European growth at the start of 2018. Fuelled by easy financial conditions and falling unemployment, the European recovery looked to be finally finding its feet.