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Leveraged ETFs explained

In recent years the number of ETFs available on the London Stock Exchange has exploded, with sector, smart beta and actively managed ETFs taking their place alongside mainstream index trackers.

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What does a hung Parliament mean for investors?

Economy Not surprisingly, Azad Zangana, senior European economist at Schroders, said: “This is a disastrous result for the Conservative party, which must raise questions over the future of Theresa May

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Major Indices Update

FTSE100 The FTSE 100 weakened 0.62% yesterday to close at 7478.62. During the week, the index traded at a high of 7598.99 and a low of 7476.33. The FTSE 100

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Savers Pitted Against Inflation As 2.7% CPI to Squeeze Nest Eggs In Real Terms

Your well earned £10,000 saved in your basic high street account today, will be worth only £9835 in real terms, after 1 year at this rate of inflation. Even those

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Three emerging markets that stand out

Emerging market debt found itself in the eye of the storm in the wake of Donald Trump’s election in the US late last year, with many investors cautious about allocating

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Investors opt for defensive funds

The 2017/18 tax year started eventfully compared to previous years as on 18 April the Prime Minister surprised the majority and called a snap general election. It is therefore unsurprising that

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Which were the most popular funds in April?

The beginning of April saw the end of the 2016/17 tax year with the flurry of people using the final remaining minutes to fill the remaining of their ISAs and

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Are banks back?

The Bank of Mum and Dad has been back in the news this week. According to new research*, if it actually existed, the Bank of Mum and Dad would be

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Currencies Update

EURUSD The Euro strengthened against the US Dollar in the New York session yesterday, closing 0.65% higher at 1.0667. At GMT0500, the Euro is trading at 1.0673 against the US

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New NS&I bond launches

The NS&I Investment Guaranteed Growth Bond gives people access to a rate of 2.2% for between £100 and £3000 of their savings. The investment term is three years; savers can