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Understand what's moving markets and how this impacts you, with regular updates on the state of the investing landscape, specialist views, and deep dives into asset classes, sectors and international markets.
Why market volatility doesn’t mean panic
15 November 2021|5 min
Although markets always experience a degree of volatility, the past two years have seen some particularly high levels of price fluctuations as both bad and good news around Covid-19 has hit the headlines. Our director of investment risk, Pacome Breton, details why this is the case and explains why volatility is not inherently a negative thing for investors.
Special Report: Climate risks and consequences
28 October 2021|19 min
In the second of our series looking at the medium-term structural shifts that global investment assets will be exposed to, we focus on climate and natural resource disruption, and the risks and opportunities these can create for the global economy and investors in the decades ahead.
Why we don’t consider Bitcoin investable
24 May 2021|13 min
A lot has changed since we first wrote about bitcoin three years ago; indeed, even since January this year when we took another look. We have witnessed an incredible rise in volatility and expansion of the crypto offering, which led the FCA to issue the following statement at the start of 2021.
How Nutmeg manages UK home bias
30 April 2021|5 min
Nutmeg is a UK based wealth manager with mostly UK-based clients, and this is reflected in our investment process giving a specific importance to UK assets. Here we explain what this means for our portfolios and how we manage this aspect of our investment strategy.
Embrace diversification, don’t follow the FOMO
23 March 2021|6 min
Something that comes up a lot when talking about investing is diversification. One simple view of this is “don’t put all your eggs in one basket”. However, there is a lot more to diversification than simply playing it safe or hedging your bets. Behavioural finance studies typically highlight that emotional investing can often derail well thought out, defined investment objectives. Diversification is one of the most important concepts in investing but it only works when investors stay disciplined and don’t make reactive bets because of a fear of missing out (FOMO).
Special Report: Are China and the US decoupling?
24 February 2021|9 min
Geopolitical, social and ecological ruptures have become front of mind for politicians, businesses, the media and financial markets over the last few years. Long–term investing can often take for granted the continuity of prevailing global systems; specifically, the reliance of finance on natural resource access, established supply chains, technological capabilities and political stability. In this special Nutmeg report, we discuss the possibility of global financial disruption as the result of a developing rivalry between the United States and the People’s Republic of China.
What is Open Banking and how are we using it at Nutmeg?
30 July 2020|3 min
You may have heard the term Open Banking, which refers to reforms that let third-party providers access your financial information. This is the technology that lets apps such as Yolt, Emma and Money Dashboard bring together different accounts, including your Nutmeg account, to give you an overview of your money. Open Banking offers other benefits, too. A great example is in payments.
Why does Nutmeg prefer ETFs to mutual funds?
2 April 2020|6 min
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and mutual funds have similar structures, are widely available to investors and each offer exposure to a range of different assets. They are even regulated in much the same way. So, why do we prefer ETFs at Nutmeg?
Where are the customers’ safaris?
12 September 2019|5 min
An exposé by an anonymous ex-adviser for St James’s Place, the UK wealth manager, was published recently in the Times. The accounts of the lavish entertainments the company is said to have provided for the advisers who serve its clients are eye-opening.