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Aberdeen Asset Management hit by outflows

Assets under management fell amid the pressure on developing markets but while profits were flat, revenue was up by 5%. Martin Gilbert, chief executive of Aberdeen Asset Management, said: “These

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Trend investing – is it that simple?

You’d think it would be simple, wouldn’t you? Identify a long-term trend, invest your money in a company (or companies) that is playing this theme, and sit back and wait

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Babcock chosen as share of the week

A FTSE-100 listed engineering support services company, Babcock International provides outsourcing services to government and private sector customers and works extensively with the UK armed forces. Babcock has a diversified

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The power of patience

The managers of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust PLC make no bones about what they are looking for in an investment: very strong growth in sales over the long term. That

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Yield us not into temptation

There are three key pitfalls that investors need to consider in their pursuit of income, namely chasing yields, targeting yields and ignoring fund fees. The major issue with chasing income

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Company results expected next week

Monday Aberdeen Asset Management (Final results) With its main emerging markets remaining under pressure, combined with adverse currency movements, investors’ expectations are likely to be muted. The market will be

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Black Friday retailer review

Retailers will be hoping that Black Friday will put a spark back in their sales, following a challenging year for many. Food & Drug retailers have been under intense pressure

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How to become a more ‘self-aware’ investor

The impact of behavioural biases can be so strong on investors and their investment decisions, that one country is currently running a study to limit the amount of times pension

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Buy-to-let hit by stamp duty hike

Chancellor George Osborne confirmed yesterday in his Autumn Statement that the government will raise stamp duty by 3% for buy-to-let landlords and people buying second homes from April. He claimed

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Economic forecast to benefit UK equities

In [the] Autumn Statement the Chancellor announced that since 2010, on average, the UK has been the joint fastest growing economy in the G7 and revised up growth forecasts in