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2016 was best year for multi asset returns since 2009

In 2016 sterling-based investors enjoyed the best year for multi asset returns since 2009, the year of the initial bounce back from the financial crisis. A balanced multi asset fund

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Retailers going for a song

A trading update from Next was always going to be interesting, but few thought it would be this interesting. The firm has issued yet another dire report, with sales below

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Three predictions for 2017

Like the wise men or the French hens, good things come in threes and so I’ve put together three predictions for 2017 and how investors might react to those: The

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Companies announcing results this week

Wednesday Next (Q4 trading update) This is the all-important update covering the period up to Christmas and the market will be watching closely to see what proportion of discounts has

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Barings: High yield outlook

US and European central banks are expected to move in different directions, with the US Fed tightening monetary policy last week and the ECB expected to continue easing. This potential

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Schroders: Emerging market debt (absolute return) in 2017

In the challenging bond environment of 2017, selected local currency government bonds could offer the best opportunities to generate attractive returns. These are best accessed using a risk-controlled absolute return

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Aviva: Five trade ideas for 2017

For much of the last decade emerging economies have driven world economic expansion. Despite the threat of rising protectionism following Donald Trump’s US election victory, we believe this trend will

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Schroders: Multi-Asset in 2017

After several years of a persistently low growth environment, a renewed focus on fiscal policy in 2017 could revive hopes of stronger economic expansion. We have increased our 2017 global GDP

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Hermes: Six beliefs driving our macro outlook for 2017

After a year of political surprises, we could see tectonic shifts in economic policy. Speculation, rightly, that major economies will open their fiscal box is currently causing ‘reflation trades’ to

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Rathbones: It’s going to be a tough 2017

While politics will continue as the key driver of uncertainty in 2017, leading to the potential for policy errors, markets will struggle to discount effectively. This should create anomalies and