Do emerging markets represent an opportunity to fast-track your investments? Back in the early Noughties, emerging markets were the place to be for the adventurous investor in search of a good return.
Imagine an industry where customers hand over money each year, but potentially don’t ask for anything in exchange for decades. Sounds like a scam, yet this is how life insurance works.
Strong performance from tech stocks has rekindled memories of the dot-com bubble. US internet stocks have again been among the strongest performing areas of the market. But are these big share price rises justified?
General insurance screams more grudge than glamour purchase. Yet in an ever-evolving world, no can dispute that the sector helps manage change and all the risks associated it.
Investing in ethical funds is all very well but what if you want to be more involved? Impact investing allows greater control on how your money can generate social or environmental benefits.
The overconfidence effect or bias is what makes a person believe their ability is greater than the evidence supports. It is exaggerated in confident people, resulting in worse decisions
The familiarity bias or heuristic (rule of thumb) makes you invest in the familiar even though a less well-known alternative would produce a better return.
The best interests of consumers are not necessarily served by the marriage of two rival companies and competition authorities exist to ensure business sectors are not dominated by a single company
Explore the ABCs of mortgage-backed securities and risks they bear, find out how to calculate the average life of MBS and learn about prepayment assumptions.