Follows 'outstanding' 2015
There are many ways to look at the UK economy to get a gauge of its health, writes Architas's Nathan Sweeney, including the most notable employment, GDP and inflation figures.
We have all become rather blasé about our low savings rate culture. We know we have binged on debt and tend to sigh about the low levels of savings.
Headlines in January talked of the stockmarket suffering the worst start since the Great Depression and in mid-February a number of indices were down over 20% from their highs – into bear market territory.
London particularly vulnerable
Millions of pounds lost in Ponzi scheme
Monetary tools available
Robust investing and good business ethics
I am starting a one-man campaign against terms and conditions – not just in financial services, but in life in general.
UK equities maintained their strong run from the end of February right through to March as the more dovish tone from the US Federal Reserve and the grind higher in commodity prices continued to drag the market upwards.
Conservatives down by a similar amount
Financial services has 'most to lose'
Q&A with Mark Barnett, Martin Walker and Ciaran Mallon
Small and mid-cap companies looking attractive
Central bank ammunition
LSE also down 6.3%
Too close to reality
Profit and revenue falls
Views on big issues of today
May miss Williams & Glyn sell-off deadline
Driven by retail inflows
IA launches review into equity income sector
Buyback ETFs undershooting benchmark indices
Dividend strategies should continue to deliver