Money, capital, foreign exchange... How do financial markets actually work? What trends should you be aware of? This section contains exciting articles by our financial experts about what is happening on financial markets.

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Financial markets

The new top priority? Economic and resource security

With businesses pouring money into creating more resilient international supply chains, and governments leaning towards trade protectionism, investors face new economic risks - but also significant opportunities.
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Financial markets

Investors: why managing emotion is crucial for maximising outcomes

As an investor, you know that investment decisions in the stock market can bring emotional challenges, particularly the pain of short-term losses. Learning how to handle setbacks and manage risk is essential to optimising returns. Long-term, it could also leave you financially much better off.
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Financial markets

Playing a defensive fixed income approach

Bond markets are pricing in interest rate cuts and an economic soft landing. Can a "barbell strategy" when investing in fixed income securities help investors stay cautious?
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Financial markets

Why the business cycle matters to investors

Investment asset classes like stocks, bonds, and commodities behave differently depending on where the economy is in the business cycle. But certain regional business cycles offer better explanations for asset class performance than others, which can be helpful for investors.
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Financial markets

Do you need to prepare for stagflation?

It doesn't take a psychic to recognize the signs. With global growth slumping and inflation stubbornly high, two of stagflation's key conditions look perilously close to being met.
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Financial markets

Private credit offers variety and diversification for fixed-income investors

Stock and bond market volatility, along with inflation, pose a dilemma for investors: where to turn for solid long-term returns and more stability?
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Financial markets

IPOs - when is the best time to invest?

Arm, Birkenstock and Sandoz are just a few of the companies that have recently gone public, highlighting that after an extended dry spell, the IPO business is picking up steam again. So should investors be in the market from day one? Or should they wait?
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Financial markets

Where next for interest rates?

After the relentless rises of the past year and a half, it looks as if rates may finally be close to peaking. At least, that’s the way it appears after the latest round of key central bank rate-setting meetings. But have we reached the peak? Experts forecast what to expect in coming months.
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Financial markets

The new economic insularity, fact or fiction?

Free trade is thriving, despite what the headlines would have us believe - LGT Chief Economist Wolfgang von Hessling's view.

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