Brexit Uncertainties Put $57 Billion Fund Off London Real Estate

A $57 billion Finnish fund that’s increasing its real estate holdings said there’s one market it’s definitely not touching, and that’s London. The simple reason behind that decision is Brexit, according to Mikko Mursula, the head of investments at Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Co. His team has opted to skip London opportunities it would once […]

BOJ’s Kuroda warns against premature plan of stimulus exit

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Friday the central bank should not prematurely announce plans for withdrawing its massive monetary stimulus as doing so could confuse markets. “When the time for an exit (from the ultra-easy policy) comes, the BOJ will communicate its intentions appropriately to ensure it doesn’t cause turbulence in markets,” […]

UK Retail Sales Post Weak Growth in January

U.K. retail sales grew only modestly in January, having posted a steep drop the previous month, new figures showed Friday, signaling weak consumer spending continued to weigh on the largely domestic-driven economy. The Office for National Statistics said sales grew by 0.1% on the month in January compared with a 1.4% monthly decline in December. […]

U.S. Import Prices Rise in January

Prices for foreign-made goods imported to the U.S. rose in January, driven by a broad range of product price increases and capping a week of solid inflation readings. Import prices increased 1% in January from a month earlier, the Labor Department said Friday, beating expectations of economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal. The January […]

China Holdings of U.S. Debt Rose in 2017 by Most in Seven Years

China increased its holdings of U.S. Treasuries last year by the most since 2010, in a signal its demand for American debt remains resilient. The value of China’s holdings of U.S. bonds, notes and bills rose by $126.5 billion to $1.18 trillion in December from a year earlier, according to Treasury Department data released Thursday […]

Where I am investing my son’s Junior ISA

Just over four years ago I decided it was time for some ‘skin in the game’ and opened my first stocks and shares ISA account. This year, however, I am feeling the pressure, as I am setting up my son’s first ever Junior ISA and investing on his behalf. In deciding to invest the money I am not following […]

15 stocks for your ISA

I understand there’s been a little turmoil in the markets. Thanks to rolling news and other investors, it’s impossible to escape the fact that share prices have fallen. I do, however, feel calm about it. That’s because my view of the stockmarket is not the one presented in the headlines, or in the red arrows […]