If you hold any kind of investments, the movements of the financial markets are relevant to you. Even if you don’t have investments which you manage yourself, the chances are that you have a retirement fund of some kind which will be affected by financial market, economy and monetary policy.
Since the 2008 financial crisis, governments worldwide have taken steps to try to boost the economy. But have these steps worked? The financial press is full of talk of tapering, but what does it mean? And what exactly is quantitative easing (QE) and what does it mean for you?