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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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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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Why Japan may have further to go

On 5th December 2012 Shinzo Abe was elected prime minister of Japan and launched his extraordinary stimulus programme ‘Abenomics’. It’s been an eventful, but largely successful, five years. The Nikkei has

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How investors can benefit from the rise of the robots

Have you ever considered whether robots and artificial intelligence (AI) will one day replace the human work force or create jobs that once didn’t exist? Will robots ultimately improve productivity

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Fidor Expands Middle East Africa Regional Hub in Dubai Silicon Oasis

Expansion to support partner-bank’s digital transformation Fidor Solutions expands its United Arab Emirates (UAE) office in response to fast global customer growth Fidor Solutions plans to double its current MEA

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Five funds for a monthly income

Inflation remained stubbornly high at 3% last month* with the price of food and non-alcoholic drinks the biggest drivers up 4.1%. Not good news in the run up to Christmas, when

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Fund sales break record levels

The data shows that net retail sales broke previous records with £5.6bn in September and the best-selling asset class in Q3 was fixed income, with net retail sales of £4.9bn.

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A year on from US elections, is the US a good investment?

We’ve spent the past 12 months, since Donald Trump’s election, reading 140 character policies, thanking our lucky stars that our average job tenure is 8.5 years1 (rather than a day for

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Best and worst performing funds and sectors in October

Japan led global equity markets higher in October as Shinzo Abe won another term in office following a surprise election. Japanese shares have also been boosted by strong corporate earnings

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Base rate rise: implications for markets and investors

Markets are now pricing in a 90% chance of a UK interest rate rise tomorrow. High expectations on this front have been disappointed before and, even if they aren’t, a