A year on from the launch of IG Smart Portfolios, we are pleased to be able to release our returns for the past year. Clients have made attractive returns, with considerably less volatility than equity indices.
One of the main factors that stops some people from investing is the fear that markets will fall and they’ll lose money. Historically, equity markets have fallen for relatively short periods and investing over longer time frames have generated strong returns. Therefore, market downturns elicit li...
There are many different types of investor and investing approaches, and many investors may fit more than one category. Whether you take an active or passive approach, seek income, growth or value, it’s important to know what kind of investor you are.
Investing is all about perspective. A sudden fall in share prices hurts the short-term holder, creates opportunity for those with cash, but has little consequence for the investor. Here we explain why investment managers rarely react to short-term movements.
The Brazilian stock market has been on a tear for the past two years as the economy has returned to growth, and the real has also rallied strongly. But what’s the investment outlook for Brazil in 2018?
In times of easy stock market returns, investors can be lulled into making unwise investment decisions. Portfolio Manager, Oliver Smith, explains how IG Smart Portfolios can make a strong core for your investments.
3D printing has been called the ‘third industrial revolution’ and it has a market that’s expected to be worth $35 billion in 2020. That doesn’t make 3D printing an easy target for investors. Here’s our guide to investing in the sector.
The global economy continues to expand, which should mean that the equity bull market still has legs. However, investors should pay close attention to valuation. The easy money has been made in many parts of the market and reversals, when they come, will be painful.
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