The Rise of the Retail Investor
Over the last year there have been significant government cash handouts available, designed to help people & businesses through the COVID crisis. In the US, this has seen citizens receive multiple stimulus cheques directly into their bank accounts, most recently in March with payments of up to $1,400 per person. Along with other measures, the payments have helped support a robust economic recovery in the US and elsewhere, but they have also led to several of notable side-effects.
Passive Investment Strategies
Passive strategies have been popular in recent years as investors have sought cheap and convenient access to stock markets. However, we believe they shouldn’t neglect actively managed funds – where the fund manager uses their knowledge and skill to find those companies that, in their view, should deliver a better performance than the wider market.