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2018: When growth is scarce, target growth

Investors have been complaining about this bull market for equities for what feels like years. It’s an odd situation, as it doesn’t really seem like something you should be complaining

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Summits up with Central Banks

Mike van Dulken, Head of Research at Accendo Markets commented to clients this morning: FTSE 100 Index called to open +25pts at 7420, having broken above the 7415 barrier we

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Companies announcing their results next week

Monday Photo-Me International (Q2 results) This company is famous for its well-positioned photo booths along with a comparatively new venture into laundry machines. Trading so far this year has been

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GVC doubling down?

Mike van Dulken and Henry Croft at Accendo Markets commented to clients this morning: FTSE 100 Index called to open +5pts at 7355, but back from overnight highs of 7370,

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2018: investing in companies that can run up the down escalator

With 2018 just round the corner and most equity markets on high single or double-digit gains, the likelihood is that most bourses will have rewarded UK investors by the end

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NS&I fixed term bonds back on sale

Guaranteed Growth Bonds and Guaranteed Income Bonds have not been on general sale since 2009 but both the 1 and 3-year products will now be available to purchase online only

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Hamm-ering out a deal

Mike van Dulken and Henry Croft at Accendo Markets commented to clients this morning: FTSE 100 Index called to open -30pts at 7295, albeit off its 7278 overnight lows and

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House price and rental growth predictions to 2022

In London, prices are forecast to fall by 0.5% in 2018, but cumulative price growth over the next five years is positive at 13.1%. Knight Frank’s outlook review report said:

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Come on Arlene

Mike van Dulken and Henry Croft at Accendo Markets commented to clients this morning: FTSE 100 Index called to open flat at 7340, extending yesterday’s late bounce from 7300 to

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Economic outlook – looking into 2018

While 2017 was (like 2016) dominated by geopolitical risk (North Korea, alleged US/Russia links, European populism), none of that was allowed to seep into financial markets. Lubricated by cheap money,