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US to get more QE, predicts Albert Edwards

Following poor economic growth of 0.2% annualised gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter, the US seems set on a path to eventually reintroduce more quantitative easing (QE). This

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UK equity funds out of favour with private investors

Private investors withdrew £963 million from UK equity funds in March, according to Investment Association statistics released this morning. Overall, net fund sales to retail investors were down by more

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Institutional investor confidence in equity markets falls

The confidence of institutional investors in the equity markets fell in April, according to the latest Investor Confidence Index (ICI) from State Street Global Exchange, the trading arm of quoted

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Are you a piggy-bank raider?

Even as an adult I’m still suffering from the trauma of having my first coin collection taken by my mother to pay the gas man. Florins, sixpences and shillings, all


UK economy going nowhere

The UK’s anaemic recovery has ground to a halt according to the latest official figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS). According to preliminary figures from the ONS, gross

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Fund manager highlights accounting ‘adjustments’

Rosemary Banyard, manager of the Schroder UK Mid Cap fund, has highlighted accounting adjustments that, though legal, can lead to overstated profits in quoted companies. At the offices of the

Analysis , Funds

Funds for global emerging markets

Global Emerging Markets funds are defined as those which invest 80% or more of their assets in emerging market equities as defined by the relevant FTSE or MSCI Global Emerging

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Moody’s says Tesco debt is high for current rating

Moody’s lead analyst on Tesco stated that the supermarket chain’s leverage remains high for its Ba1, ‘speculative grade’, bond rating. Back in January when Moody’s downgraded Tesco’s credit rating from

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£2m coin collection to be auctioned by Spinks

The second part of the Slaney coin collection is coming up for auction at Spinks on May 14, at 11am. The entire collection, divided up into 583 individual lots, is

News , Property

Birmingham leads on buy-to-let yields

4 of the 10 highest rental yielding postcodes for buy-to-let investors are to be found in Birmingham, according to stats from the quarterly LendInvest Buy-to-Let (BTL) index. This is just