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Graham Smith

UK economy at a crossroads

Are we heading for a recession?

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 10 Oct 2019

Jonathan Wright

Three strategies to remember when volatility strikes

Fears of a global slowdown are spooking investors

Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright Fidelity Personal Investing - 04 Oct 2019

Graham Smith

Is currency hedging right for you?

Making sense of how currencies can affect your investments

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 03 Oct 2019

Graham Smith

How to spot a value-trap

Lessons learned from the collapse of Thomas Cook

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 25 Sep 2019

Graham Smith
Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 19 Sep 2019

Graham Smith

Battle of Brexit: staying the course

Where are the opportunities?

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 12 Sep 2019

Graham Smith

Will September mark a revival for UK equities?

Scene is set for a period of further economic and political uncertainty

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 04 Sep 2019

Graham Smith

Are we at the backstop for UK shares?

UK stock market in focus as Brexit deadline draws closer

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 29 Aug 2019

Graham Smith

Should investors expect tougher times ahead?

Markets weigh up future growth concerns

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 22 Aug 2019

Graham Smith

How do I de-risk my investments?

Five strategies to consider

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 15 Aug 2019

Graham Smith

Weak pound a help or hindrance for investors?

Outlook for UK-based multinationals versus domestic stocks

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 08 Aug 2019

Graham Smith

Saving the planet can be a great investment decision

Welcome to the future of investing

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 01 Aug 2019

Graham Smith

US interest rates retake centre stage

Would a rate cut help or hinder markets?

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 25 Jul 2019

Graham Smith

Weighing up currency effects

What strategies are there to manage currency risk?

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 18 Jul 2019

Graham Smith

China and India: two systems, similar outcomes?

What’s caused the recent growth?

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 11 Jul 2019

Graham Smith

America’s long economic expansion: can it continue?

US economy continues to motor along

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 04 Jul 2019

Graham Smith

Can Facebook change the world again?

Social media giant plans its own virtual currency

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 26 Jun 2019

Graham Smith

Tax proposals signal stark choice for voters

Johnson and Corbyn consider radically different tax changes

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 20 Jun 2019

Graham Smith

US interest rates – are they going down?

Prospect of a US rate cut weighs on markets

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 13 Jun 2019

Graham Smith

G20 – will it help end the trade war?

World leaders meet in Japan later this month

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 06 Jun 2019

Graham Smith

FTSE 100 heading into quarterly shakeup

Who are the leading contenders for promotion or relegation?

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 29 May 2019

Graham Smith

Where next for oil prices?

Demand for oil from the world’s major economies shows no sign of letting up

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 23 May 2019

Graham Smith

Is now a good time to invest in Europe?

Valuations are looking attractive

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 16 May 2019

Graham Smith

When’s the right time to change your mind?

Some of the greatest investors have altered their own investing rules

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 09 May 2019

Graham Smith

Is “Sell in May” a path to better returns?

What are the benefits of staying invested?

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 01 May 2019

Graham Smith

Is Japan’s future now golden?

World’s third largest economy enters a new era

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 24 Apr 2019

Graham Smith

This US earnings season marks a critical point

Can the positive momentum continue?

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 17 Apr 2019

Graham Smith
Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 11 Apr 2019

Graham Smith

Rising bonds and equities signal a positive outlook

Strong start to the year for markets

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 04 Apr 2019

Graham Smith

Tax year end - what you need to know

A quick checklist and some fund ideas

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 28 Mar 2019

Graham Smith
Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 21 Mar 2019

Graham Smith

Important allowances for the tax year end

The 5th April deadline is fast approaching

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 14 Mar 2019

Graham Smith

Westminster countdown clock to Brexit

Preparing for more uncertainty

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 07 Mar 2019

Graham Smith
Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 27 Feb 2019

Graham Smith

What if Brexit is called off?

Preparing for all eventualities

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 20 Feb 2019

Graham Smith

Central banks count the cost of slowing growth

Will rates stay low for the remainder of this year?

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 13 Feb 2019

Graham Smith

Weighing up the future under a Labour government

What could it mean for investors?

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 07 Feb 2019

Graham Smith

Oil moves up a gear, can it last?

Venezuelan supply concerns push up prices

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 31 Jan 2019

Graham Smith

Are China growth fears overblown?

Analysing the impact of China’s slowing growth

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 25 Jan 2019

Graham Smith

Is the gloom finally lifting on the UK?

The UK market is looking cheap

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 17 Jan 2019

Graham Smith

What does January have to say about the year ahead?

Is there such a thing as the January effect?

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 11 Jan 2019

Graham Smith

Investment themes for 2019

Looking to the long term

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 02 Jan 2019

Graham Smith

Where the UK stock market meets the world

A guide to the UK’s stock market indices

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 20 Dec 2018

Graham Smith

2018: the comeback year for volatility

How did we get here and how should we respond?

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 13 Dec 2018

Graham Smith

Investing for a sustainable future

New technology is creating exciting new opportunities

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 06 Dec 2018

Graham Smith

Ways to Brexit-proof your portfolio

A bit of uncertainty may not be a bad thing.

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 29 Nov 2018

Graham Smith

Can global trade bite back?

G20 leaders meet next weekend.

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 22 Nov 2018

Graham Smith

Black Friday: a test for consumers and retailers

How confident are consumers feeling?

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 15 Nov 2018

Graham Smith

Investment opportunities in a changing Japan

How to gain exposure to the world’s third largest economy

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 08 Nov 2018

Graham Smith

Investing opportunities close to home

With volatility comes opportunity

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 31 Oct 2018

Graham Smith

Is it time to buy unloved stocks?

The case for growth versus value investing

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 25 Oct 2018

Graham Smith

Strategies for volatile markets

What can investors do to weather choppy markets?

Graham Smith

Graham Smith Market Commentator - 18 Oct 2018

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