There is no doubt that Britain’s housing market is heading for a ‘readjustment’. The only question is when.
Even if you take into account the most optimistic figures for North Sea oil, an independent Scotland would start off in a terrible financial position.
Wages in Japan may be about to start rising as inflation creeps up. Could we be next?
Performance fees don’t make fund managers better, says Merryn Somerset Webb. They just make them better paid.
If you’re in a defined contributions pension scheme, new rules mean you could end up with an annual pension half the size of someone in a final salary scheme.
Constantly ‘guiding’ market expectations may be doing companies more harm than good.
Ed Miliband has been putting the frighteners on FTSE 100 investors. It’s yet another reason to steer clear of Britain’s ‘flagship’ index.
Our ultra-low interest rates are not just shafting savers, they’re ruining Britain’s economy too.
Japan has had a poor start to the year. But the introduction of a new tax-free vehicle for Japanese savers means we’re as bullish as ever.
Good news – investment platform Hargreaves Lansdown has backtracked on its controversial charges for investment trusts.
Investment trusts have vastly outperformed their unit trust peers in the past. But they’re going to have to work a lot harder to keep that up, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The Bank of England’s policies are redistributing wealth. But that’s not what it is supposed to be doing, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
As Mark Carney pointed out in his speech, you can’t have true independence and a currency union. Scotland would have to choose.
People may be forced to save for their retirement. It’s just another form of financial repression, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Raising the top rate of income tax to 50p is a sure fire way of collecting less money overall, says Merryn Somerset Webb.