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Market analysis

Looking for information about different markets and key asset classes? Our market analysis keeps you up to speed with all the latest developments in global markets, providing you with investing insight to help you make smarter investment decisions.

The value of investments can fall as well as rise and you could get back less than you invest. If you’re not sure about investing, seek independent advice. The past performance of investments is not a reliable indicator of their future performance.

Bitcoin - a new asset?

Bitcoin has yielded astronomical returns in recent years, sparking debate amongst investors as to whether it should be treated as a regular asset class. We weigh up the pros and cons.

Portfolio Perspectives – June 2018

Arne Hassel discusses May’s market performance, including concerns over trade negotiations between the US and China, and the political scene in Italy.

Portfolio Perspectives – May 2018

We speak to Arne Hassel, Barclays’ Chief Investment Officer, about market performance throughout April, including how positive signals from strong economic growth are being offset by concerns that higher interest rates will upset stock markets.

Investment News & Articles

Keeping up to speed with the issues that could affect your investments is important for all smart investors. Read our latest articles to discover topical economic and market insight, investment ideas, and some of the trends which are shaping the world today.