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Investors targeting HMOs

One in two property investors (53%) are looking to enter the HMOs market, Shawbrook research indicates. Nearly three quarters (72%) brought up high yields as the main attraction for investing

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Schroders launches total return commodity fund

Schroders has announced the launch of Schroder Alternative Solutions Commodity Total Return. The company said the new fund will offer commodities exposure with a flexible approach, allowing the team to

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Losses widen at RBS

Quarter 1 results show that the Royal Bank of Scotland’s net losses widened significantly beyond its loss a year ago and were bigger than analysts’ estimates. RBS posted a drop

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Traders’ top tips for investors

Traders and investors have experienced unprecedented market volatility in recent weeks, with few expecting it to abate any time soon. The impact of the Fed rate rise, concerns over the

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Companies announcing their results next week

Tuesday HSBC (Q1 results) Following on from disappointing results in February, investors will be nervously waiting on the group’s first quarter update. They will be looking for updates on a

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Miton’s David Jane: taking the pragmatic view

As outcome driven investors, we focus on delivering against our objectives while trying to avoid being overly dependent on any one scenario. In some ways the current year is proving

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Odds lengthening on US rate rise

Such an anaemic rate of growth will do nothing to buoy a Dollar that has sagged following the Fed’s downbeat assessment of US economic prospects. With US GDP growing at

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Taylor Wimpey sees strong demand across all regions

In the first four months of 2016, Taylor Wimpey said the new build housing market remained very positive across most geographies, with good accessibility to mortgages at competitive rates. In

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Property sees post-stamp duty slow down

House price growth slowed in April after the 3% stamp duty surcharge came into force, Nationwide’s house price index has found. In the year to April growth stood at 4.9%,

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International markets: Bank of Japan and US on hold

The Federal Reserve’s decision to keep interest rates on hold was expected as Janet Yellen had recently indicated a softening on their approach to raising interest rates this year. Markets