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FOMO, JOMO and finding the next iPhone

Spending time with my young nieces and nephews over the Christmas break I was introduced to not one but two new acronyms: FOMO and JOMO. FOMO (or, fear of missing

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UK-focused income hunters will struggle this year

McEntegart, manager of the Kames Diversified Monthly Income Fund, said the prospects for UK–focused income-seekers were constrained by political and monetary headwinds, with better opportunities elsewhere. “It is clear to

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A global approach took centre stage in December

With the impending enactment of Article 50 drawing ever closer it’s unsurprising to see the prominence of funds with overseas investment opportunities in the December top traded fund list as

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2017 could be another positive year for the market

The FTSE 100 Index closed 2016 at an all-time high of 7,142 as the ‘Santa Rally’ which had happened before Christmas continued on to the New Year. 2016 was a

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Investors should take more credit risk in 2017

Phil Milburn and David Ennett, who co-manage the £1.1bn Kames High Yield Bond Fund, say that barring an inflation shock, this year should provide a fertile hunting ground for investors

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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