British Economy Strongest in Six Years

Wayne Ellis

[U.K. flag in shape of the UK}

British Economy Strongest in Six Years (Bloomberg)

Coming on the heels of a 0.8 percent expansion in the third quarter, England’s gross domestic product grew by 0.7 percent in the final quarter of last year, according to the Office for National Statistics. For the year, that growth contributed to a national economic expansion rate of 1.9 percent — the highest since 2007. In addition, Q4 growth was spread across all industries, instead of being concentrated in one or two high-performing sectors. This growth also led the British pound to a 2.5-year high against the U.S. dollar. So, where can investors look to take advantage of a re-emerging England? Well, looking ahead, the International Monetary Fund predicts U.K. growth of 2.4 percent in 2014, revising its prediction from last October. The best-performing sector of the economy recently has been Services, and within that, business services and finance. So for investors looking to get back into the United Kingdom, why not start with the same sector that has the most at stake in a growing economy — and one of the sectors leading America’s resurgence — financials. Who else is more concerned about making more money?

share on:

Like This Article?
Now Get Mark's FREE Special Report:
3 Dividend Plays with Sky-High Returns

This newly-released report by a top-20 living economist details three investments that are your best bets for income and appreciation for the rest of the year and beyond.

Get Access to the Report, 100% FREE

share on:


Dr. Mark Skousen

Named one of the "Top 20 Living Economists," Dr. Skousen is a professional economist, investment expert, university professor, and author of more than 25 books.

Product Details

  • Forecasts & Strategies
  • Home Run Trader
  • Fast Money Alert
  • Five Star Trader
  • TNT Trader

Bryan Perry

A former Wall Street financial advisor with three decades' experience, Bryan Perry focuses his efforts on high-yield income investing and quick-hitting options plays.

Product Details

  • Cash Machine
  • Premium Income PRO (exclusively for subscribers of Cash Machine)
  • Quick Income Trader
  • Breakout Options Alert
  • Hi-Tech Trader

Jim Woods

Jim Woods has over 20 years of experience in the markets from working as a stockbroker,
financial journalist, and money manager. As well as a book author and regular contributor to
numerous investment websites, Jim is the editor of:

Product Details

  • Successful Investing
  • High Velocity Options
  • Intelligence Report
  • Bullseye Stock Trader
  • Eagle Eye Opener

Bob Carlson

Bob Carlson provides independent, objective research covering all the financial issues of retirement and retirement planning. In addition, Bob serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Fairfax County (VA) Employees’ Retirement System, which has over $2.8 billion in assets.

Product Details

  • Retirement Watch
  • Retirement Watch Spotlight Series
  • Lifetime Retirement Protection Program

Jon Johnson

Jon Johnson's philosophy in investing and trading is to take what the market gives you regardless if that is to the upside or downside. For the past 21 years, Jon has helped thousands of clients gain success in the financial markets through his newsletters and education services:

Product Details

  • Investment House Daily
  • Stock of the Week
  • Technical Traders Alert
  • Rapid Profits Stock Trader

Used by financial advisors and individual investors all over the world, is the premier provider and one-stop shop for dividend information and research.

Product Details

Popular tools include our proprietary Dividend Calendar, Dividend Calculator, Dividend Score Card, and many more.

  • Dividend Investor