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Investments

Expert views and the latest news

Expert investments insights to help you preserve and grow your wealth to reach your financial objectives.

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Consumption to the rescue… so far

How long will the market rally last?

Our Chief Investment Officer talks about the recent rally in stock markets and the latest changes in portfolio positioning.

Coronavirus challenges

The Fund Managers working from the kitchen table during the lockdown

Find out how Barclays’ Fund Managers have continued to manage investors’ money during one of the most fraught periods of market volatility in history.

The value of investments can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you originally invested. Tax rules can change in future. Their effects on you will depend on your individual circumstances.

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An unprecedented policy response

What are the long-term effects of this pandemic?

Our Chief Investment Officer talks about the long-term effects of the pandemic and the latest changes in portfolio positioning.

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Disentangling stock market moves

What investors need to know

The March sell-off was driven by both effects – lower growth expectations, and elevated investor risk aversion.

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The worst British recession ever?

The contraction described by incoming statistics in the UK and wider world these last few weeks has few, if any, peers. The bald statistics are certainly staggering.

Sustainable Investing

Can your investments help to build a better tomorrow?

Sustainable investing is an expanding area which is becoming increasingly popular with many investors. Here, we consider what impact investing is, dispel a few common myths, and discuss sustainable investing products.

Dialling down the risk

How can markets keep staying so positive?

Our Chief Investment Officer discusses the rising markets in the face of mounting geopolitical tensions and global crises.

How to invest

Selecting the people to manage your money

We recap the key components in our approach to managing our clients’ money.

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Oil price drop

A boon for buyers?

Our Chief Investment Officer discusses the historic drop in oil price and what signal this sends to investors.

The impact of investing

How can investors actively invest for good?

Interest in making a positive societal and environmental impact is starting to be reflected in growing investor appetite for investment strategies that can help.

Coronavirus – the latest

Our experts share their thoughts

A global pandemic looks to be about to end the longest US expansion in well over a century, with a global recession now expected by many. Difficult times lie ahead for the world.

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Buying when others are selling

Has investor pessimism gone too far?

While markets have suffered greatly during the global lockdown, we believe investor pessimism has gone too far and have redeployed cash to seek out new investment opportunities.

Our Chief Investment Officer discusses the continuing impact of the coronavirus and recent changes in portfolio positioning.

Will the virus outbreak lead to a global recession?

The impact is beginning to be felt around the world

The risks of a recession have increased, as more consumers elect to stay at home and restaurants, pubs, and factories shut up shop.

Our Chief Investment Officer discusses the likelihood of a global recession as the world braces for the impact of coronavirus.

UK Budget 2020

Large spending boost

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, made his Budget speech to the House of Commons, on Wednesday 11 March. In the summary below, our investment team reflects on the likely economic impact of the Budget announcement.

Coronavirus and markets

Is recovery in sight for flu-hit markets?

With the coronavirus dominating the newsflow, how worried should investors be as markets begin to feel the strain from the effects of the viral outbreak?

Impact Investing past, present and future

Where has this trend been and where might it be going?

Concern about the outlook for the world’s fragile environment is starting to be reflected in growing investor appetite for investment strategies that can help.

Investment Outlook 2020

Our investment themes for the year

Our Investment Outlook videos feature commentaries from members of our senior investment team on the global investment outlook for 2020

A lot of noise

Tune out the clamour and staying focused on investments

Our Chief Investment Officer talks about market performance, impeachment proceedings in the US, the continuing US-China trade war, Brexit uncertainty, and the upcoming general election in the UK.

The value of investments can fall as well as rise. You may get back less than you originally invested. Tax rules can change in future. Their effects on you will depend on your individual circumstances.

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