Market vertigo galore

Last week we wrote how the ‘sell in May and go away’ maxim has historically not shown much merit for investors. At the end of this week, some of our readers may look back at those sentences ruefully. Markets have certainly lost a bit of that exuberance displayed in recent weeks. However, the risen inflation…

Housing market: still hot property

Markets and the public are eagerly anticipating the economic recovery, when last year’s lockdown bust will make way for the post-pandemic boom in growth. A combination of incredibly supportive monetary and fiscal policy, together with a rapid vaccination programme in the UK and US (and now belatedly picking up steam in Europe), has led to…