What’s driving markets? Our views on the key stories throughout the week.

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Daniel Lane

China sales boost Burberry

The British fashion house shrugs off trade war concerns

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Fidelity Personal Investing - 23 Jan 2019

Jonathan Wright

Rightmove visits are up 5%

House-hunters are out there but are they serious buyers and sellers?

Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright Fidelity Personal Investing - 22 Jan 2019

Ed Monk

China tasked with defying the doom

A Chinese slowdown is spooking markets

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity Personal Investing - 21 Jan 2019

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Netflix fears Fortnite more than Amazon

Fortnite and YouTube are the media giant’s greatest competition, it says

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Emma-Lou Montgomery Fidelity Personal Investing - 18 Jan 2019

Tom Stevenson

Active, passive or both?

The late Jack Bogle shone a light on investment styles

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity Personal Investing - 17 Jan 2019

Tom Stevenson

Brexit: investors watch and wait

Markets in limbo ahead of vote of no confidence

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity Personal Investing - 16 Jan 2019

Daniel Lane

Boohoo sales on trend

The online retailer starts 2019 with a bang

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Fidelity Personal Investing - 15 Jan 2019

Ed Monk

Introducing Select ETF

ETFs are an increasingly popular way to invest - but they can be difficult for investors to compare

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity Personal Investing - 14 Jan 2019

Jonathan Wright

Reasons to be cheerful

Is now a good buying opportunity?

Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright Fidelity Personal Investing - 11 Jan 2019

Tom Stevenson

You asked, we answered

Key questions from the Outlook 2019 webcast

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity Personal Investing - 10 Jan 2019

Daniel Lane

Ted Baker bucks the trend

Christmas sales boost for the retailer

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Fidelity Personal Investing - 09 Jan 2019

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Record spending on groceries over Christmas

Britain’s bargain hunters boost supermarket sales

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Emma-Lou Montgomery Fidelity Personal Investing - 08 Jan 2019

Ed Monk

UK car sales stall - but it’s not just us

Global car makers face a cocktail of risks

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity Personal Investing - 07 Jan 2019

Jonathan Wright

Defensive dividends

How dividends can protect your investment

Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright Fidelity Personal Investing - 04 Jan 2019

Ed Monk

Apple: a crack in the iPhone

Are we approaching peak iPhone?

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity Personal Investing - 03 Jan 2019

Tom Stevenson

Four funds for 2019

Swimming against the pessimistic tide

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity Personal Investing - 02 Jan 2019

Daniel Lane

Be a better investor in 2019

New year, new me?

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Fidelity Personal Investing - 31 Dec 2018

Ed Monk

2019: the year to play Footsie?

UK blue chips in the sweet spot?

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity Personal Investing - 28 Dec 2018

Tom Stevenson

The perils of market timing

The best days often follow the worst

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity Personal Investing - 27 Dec 2018

Emma-Lou Montgomery
Emma-Lou Montgomery

Emma-Lou Montgomery Fidelity Personal Investing - 24 Dec 2018

Ed Monk

Monzo: aren’t millennials supposed to hate banks?

Its success suggests young people want to smart home for their money

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity Personal Investing - 21 Dec 2018

Tom Stevenson

Fed disappoints investors

Markets react badly as Jay Powell sticks to his guns

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity Personal Investing - 20 Dec 2018

Jonathan Wright

Oil price under pressure

Weaker demand and over supply hitting prices

Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright Fidelity Personal Investing - 19 Dec 2018

Emma-Lou Montgomery

‘Wait and see’ sentiment gears up as 2018 winds down

Inflation data and retail figures due this week unlikely to surprise

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Emma-Lou Montgomery Fidelity Personal Investing - 18 Dec 2018

Daniel Lane

ASOS drops on profit warning

November trading hits growth projections

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Fidelity Personal Investing - 17 Dec 2018

Jonathan Wright

As good as gold

Is it time to consider gold?

Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright Fidelity Personal Investing - 14 Dec 2018

Daniel Lane

May stays

Prime minister survives confidence vote

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Fidelity Personal Investing - 13 Dec 2018

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Why it pays to keep a level investment head, come what May

PM’s no confidence vote needn’t knock your goals off course

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Emma-Lou Montgomery Fidelity Personal Investing - 12 Dec 2018

Ed Monk

Smart investors won’t be rushing for the exit

It’s one of those weeks when it feels that everything is up in the air.

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity Personal Investing - 11 Dec 2018

Tom Stevenson

Markets absorb more Brexit uncertainty

Shares and the pound weaken after cancelled vote

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity Personal Investing - 10 Dec 2018

Jonathan Wright

MoneyTalk - Outlook 2019

Our experts share their views for the year ahead

Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright Fidelity Personal Investing - 07 Dec 2018

Tom Stevenson

Eggs and baskets

The dangers posed by key man risk

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity Personal Investing - 06 Dec 2018

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Return to sender - Royal Mail drops out of the FTSE 100

Thomas Cook and the AA face FTSE 250 relegation

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Emma-Lou Montgomery Fidelity Personal Investing - 05 Dec 2018

Daniel Lane

Microsoft pips Apple to top spot

Tortoise and the hare?

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Fidelity Personal Investing - 04 Dec 2018

Ed Monk

UK offers dividend bargains - to the trained eye

Judging the safety of a dividend is as much art as science

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity Personal Investing - 03 Dec 2018

Ed Monk

Water and waste: the next super-trend

Picking winners can be a lottery - trends are a safer bet

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity Personal Investing - 30 Nov 2018

Tom Stevenson

Santa Powell

Comments from the Fed chair give markets a boost

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity Personal Investing - 29 Nov 2018

Jonathan Wright

Thomas Cook still under pressure

Second profit warning in two months.

Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright Fidelity Personal Investing - 28 Nov 2018

Daniel Lane

The Only Way Is QUIZ

Is the hybrid model QUIZ’s answer?

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Fidelity Personal Investing - 27 Nov 2018

Emma-Lou Montgomery

How to pick winners in the US

Fund managers show the US is still the land of opportunity.

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Emma-Lou Montgomery Fidelity Personal Investing - 26 Nov 2018

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Is a Black Friday boost in store for retailers?

All hopes pinned on the traditional ‘golden quarter’ for retail

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Emma-Lou Montgomery Fidelity Personal Investing - 23 Nov 2018

Daniel Lane

Is Apple crumbling?

Tech giant flirts with bear territory

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Fidelity Personal Investing - 22 Nov 2018

Tom Stevenson

Where next for the oil price?

And how to invest in a rebound

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity Personal Investing - 21 Nov 2018

Jonathan Wright

EasyJet’s profits soar

Airline on the ascent despite challenging conditions

Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright Fidelity Personal Investing - 20 Nov 2018

Ed Monk

China: big opportunities, big risks

The country’s emergence as a major market is proving bumpy

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity Personal Investing - 19 Nov 2018

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Black Friday comes early for UK investors

Brexit chaos throws up some bargain UK investment buys

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Emma-Lou Montgomery Fidelity Personal Investing - 16 Nov 2018

Daniel Lane

UK retail sales fall again

Are falling sales the calm before the storm?

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Fidelity Personal Investing - 15 Nov 2018

Jonathan Wright

House prices hold firm

Brexit uncertainty still a concern

Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright Fidelity Personal Investing - 14 Nov 2018

Tom Stevenson

Will there be a Brexit bounce?

As we enter the endgame, the FTSE 100 is in focus

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity Personal Investing - 13 Nov 2018

Ed Monk

House prices: Brexit’s drag on property

Two national obsessions - Brexit and house prices - are on a collision course

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity Personal Investing - 12 Nov 2018

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Could UK’s economic growth be a ‘one off’?

How to invest successfully - whatever the weather

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Emma-Lou Montgomery Fidelity Personal Investing - 09 Nov 2018

Daniel Lane

Argos deal lifts Sainsbury’s

Supermarket sweep

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Fidelity Personal Investing - 08 Nov 2018

Tom Stevenson

US Mid-terms: nothing to see, move on

Policy gridlock beckons as Democrats win House

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity Personal Investing - 07 Nov 2018

Jonathan Wright

Warren Buffett’s latest move

Undervalued stocks are becoming harder to find

Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright Fidelity Personal Investing - 06 Nov 2018

Ed Monk

Election impact on markets is anyone’s guess

Ramifications of vote are impossible to predict

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity Personal Investing - 05 Nov 2018

Jonathan Wright

Higher oil price boosts income generating funds

Bumper profits for BP and Shell this week

Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright Fidelity Personal Investing - 02 Nov 2018

Daniel Lane

Retail footprint floors Carpetright

Store closures set to continue

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Fidelity Personal Investing - 01 Nov 2018

Tom Stevenson

October lives up to its frightful market reputation

Shares fall sharply in another seasonal correction

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity Personal Investing - 31 Oct 2018

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Budget 2018: the trick is to hone in on these bright spots

This year’s Budget delivered neither tricks nor treats, but we have a solution

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Emma-Lou Montgomery Fidelity Personal Investing - 30 Oct 2018

Ed Monk

Cash: a valuable friend to investments

The right level of cash can ease investing uncertainty

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity Personal Investing - 29 Oct 2018

Jonathan Wright

What can we expect from the Budget?

Chancellor has limited options

Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright Fidelity Personal Investing - 26 Oct 2018

Daniel Lane

What’s happening to tech?

NASDAQ sell-off spooks investors

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Fidelity Personal Investing - 25 Oct 2018

Tom Stevenson

Been down so long, it looks like up to me

The challenge of swimming against the tide

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity Personal Investing - 24 Oct 2018

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Whitbread brews up pod hotel transformation

Forget coffee pods, pod hotels are where it’s at

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Emma-Lou Montgomery Fidelity Personal Investing - 23 Oct 2018

Ed Monk

Peer-to-peer growing pains

The young sector faces challenges

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity Personal Investing - 22 Oct 2018

Daniel Lane

Domino’s delivers

Pizza firm continues its share buyback programme

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Fidelity Personal Investing - 19 Oct 2018

Jonathan Wright

Netflix’s results provide hope for tech investors

Stock picking is key at this time of disruption

Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright Fidelity Personal Investing - 18 Oct 2018

Tom Stevenson

Goldilocks inflation

Price rises are not too hot, not too cold

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity Personal Investing - 17 Oct 2018

Emma-Lou Montgomery

UK’s growing workforce sees wages rise

Wages rise at fastest pace in almost a decade

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Emma-Lou Montgomery Fidelity Personal Investing - 16 Oct 2018

Ed Monk

Expect more market mood swings

Investors have been looking for a chance to take less risk

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity Personal Investing - 15 Oct 2018

Ed Monk

Jittery week comes to an end

Better economic news is spooking markets

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity Personal Investing - 12 Oct 2018

Jonathan Wright

Strengthening pound suggests Brexit deal is getting closer

But car makers are preparing for the worst

Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright Fidelity Personal Investing - 11 Oct 2018

Daniel Lane

UK growth gets a tan

Summer gives GDP a sunny uplift

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Fidelity Personal Investing - 10 Oct 2018

Ed Monk

A Nobel victory for looking on the bright side

Ideas can overcome the challenges we face

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity Personal Investing - 09 Oct 2018

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Japan’s PM heralds a positive new dawn for post-Brexit UK

Post-Brexit Britain will be a “global strength”

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Emma-Lou Montgomery Fidelity Personal Investing - 08 Oct 2018

Emma-Lou Montgomery

What sofas tell us about the state of the economy

DFS Furniture’s woes tell us more than it at first appears

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Emma-Lou Montgomery Fidelity Personal Investing - 05 Oct 2018

Jonathan Wright

Fuel duty to be frozen for ninth year

Motorists welcome early Budget announcement

Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright Fidelity Personal Investing - 04 Oct 2018

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Tesco growth only part of the story

German discounters still nipping at Tesco’s heels

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Emma-Lou Montgomery Fidelity Personal Investing - 03 Oct 2018

Daniel Lane

Royal Mail fails to deliver

Postal service in the red

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Fidelity Personal Investing - 02 Oct 2018

Ed Monk

Farewell after 30 years of market ups and downs

Bond doyen Spreadbury to retire

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity Personal Investing - 01 Oct 2018

Daniel Lane

Ethical investing isn’t what you think

Do ethical funds have an image problem?

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Fidelity Personal Investing - 28 Sep 2018

Jonathan Wright

Fed raises rates to cool booming economy

Are US stock markets too expensive now?

Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright Fidelity Personal Investing - 27 Sep 2018

Daniel Lane

All smiles for Boohoo

Record revenues for the e-commerce retailer

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Fidelity Personal Investing - 26 Sep 2018

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Hotel Chocolat shows the retail sector how it’s done

‘Niche’ trumps ‘jack of all trades’ in retail war

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Emma-Lou Montgomery Fidelity Personal Investing - 25 Sep 2018

Ed Monk

Deal is another win for scrappy Sky

The company has a history of beating the odds

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity Personal Investing - 24 Sep 2018

Ed Monk

New stock highs are ‘no sugar rush’

Confidence in the US share price highs is growing

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity Personal Investing - 21 Sep 2018

Daniel Lane

London drags UK house prices lower

Prices in the capital continue to fall

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Fidelity Personal Investing - 20 Sep 2018

Jonathan Wright

Inflation at six month high

Prices unexpectedly rose in August

Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright Fidelity Personal Investing - 19 Sep 2018

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Trump ups the trade war stakes

US wades in with toughest tariffs yet

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Emma-Lou Montgomery Fidelity Personal Investing - 18 Sep 2018

Tom Stevenson

Tax cuts prolong the bull market

Opportunities in both US and emerging markets

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity Personal Investing - 17 Sep 2018

Daniel Lane

Is a social media bear market coming?

Platforms relying on activity could suffer

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Fidelity Personal Investing - 14 Sep 2018

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Just how much worse can things get at John Lewis?

John Lewis sees a 99% fall in profits

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Emma-Lou Montgomery Fidelity Personal Investing - 13 Sep 2018

Tom Stevenson

Bulls and bears running together

Equity markets part company

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity Personal Investing - 12 Sep 2018

Tom Stevenson

UK recovery still sluggish

Wage growth edges ahead of inflation

Tom Stevenson

Tom Stevenson Fidelity Personal Investing - 11 Sep 2018

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Debenhams shares plunge

The sharks circle the next potential victim

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Emma-Lou Montgomery Fidelity Personal Investing - 10 Sep 2018

Daniel Lane

Greene King tops industry sales

Bottoms up, pubs down

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Fidelity Personal Investing - 07 Sep 2018

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Pound jumps on hope of Brexit deal

Sterling regains some ground despite no official line

Emma-Lou Montgomery

Emma-Lou Montgomery Fidelity Personal Investing - 06 Sep 2018

Jonathan Wright

Climate change on the high street

Retailers brace themselves for warmer autumn

Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright Fidelity Personal Investing - 05 Sep 2018

Daniel Lane

Redrow in the black

The week to watch housebuilders

Daniel Lane

Daniel Lane Fidelity Personal Investing - 04 Sep 2018

Ed Monk

Stay or go? Carney mulls Bank exit

The Governor’s departure could be delayed

Ed Monk

Ed Monk Fidelity Personal Investing - 03 Sep 2018

Maike Currie

‘Gig workers’ need to ‘SIPP it’

Self-employed need to mind the pension’s gap.

Maike Currie

Maike Currie Fidelity Personal Investing - 12 Jul 2017

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