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Breakouts aplenty

Mike van Dulken, head of Research at Accendo Markets commented to clients this afternoon: “European equities have found bullish impetus thanks to a raft of corporate earnings and some welcome

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Government reintroduces plan to cut dividend tax break

Around 90,000 investors using dividends to fund their retirement could be hit by a reduction in the dividend tax allowance, when new legislation comes into effect in April 2018. The

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What a depressing day for the Euro$

Hi all. What a depressing day for the Euro$ as it went back and forth in a tight 40 pips range and ending up where, well fan my brow  – 1.1500..! Super

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Taper fears not Draghing on sentiment

Mike van Dulken and Henry Croft at Accendo Markets commented to clients this morning:   FTSE 100 Index called to open +10pts at 7440, holding yesterday’s 7425 breakout beyond June

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Three long-term ideas for your pension

The state pension ‘triple lock’, which was on the Conservative party chopping block, survived the General Election after Theresa May was forced to abandon her plans in order to form

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A flat first half

Mike van Dulken, head of Research at Accendo Markets commented to clients this afternoon: “European equities are flat into half-time with corporate earnings and M&A buoying sentiment rather than macro

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Aviva sells out Friends

Mike van Dulken, Head of Research at Accendo Markets commented to clients this morning: FTSE 100 Index called to open +25pts at 7415, with an overnight rally from 7380 adding

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Is that all the “puff” the Euro$ could muster..?

Is that it..? Is that all the “puff” the Euro$ could muster..? With as good as a 100 pip run northwards (going more or less all day) at around 15:00 it simply

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Commodities Update

Gold Yesterday, gold traded 0.09% higher in the New York session and ended at USD1242.00 per ounce. In the Asian session, at GMT0500, the precious metal is trading at USD1240.60

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Major Indices Update

FTSE100 The FTSE 100 weakened 0.19% yesterday to close at 7390.22. During the week, the index traded at a high of 7439.08 and a low of 7304.77. The FTSE 100