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Traders wait on Autumn Statement

Developments around Europe over the last couple of weeks have seen George Osborne stuck between a rock and a hard place. The recent veto from the House of Lords over

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United Utilities raises dividends

Despite profits coming in at £308.6m, below the estimated £312m, the company is viewed to be an attractive stock as it intends to target strong dividend growth over next five

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A market rally with a twist

Stocks rallied last week, recouping most of the previous week’s losses. The tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index led the pack, gaining 3.59% to close the week at 5,104, while the Dow

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Negative interest rates are here to stay

The truth is that it would be madness to end the monetary stimulus programme within Europe. In the short term, quantitative easing is the binding agent holding eurozone bond yields

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Should you believe in the Santa Rally?

Since 1984 the FTSE 100 index has risen by an average of 2.4% during December and the last two weeks of the year are statistically the strongest two week period

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Downbeat start to a quieter week

A shortened week for US markets and a lighter economic calendar has left markets floundering for direction. A weak open in Europe, where traders arrived at their desks after a

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Stimulus expected in Chinese equity markets

China is experiencing a hard landing and the Chinese equity market now reflects this issue to a major extent. We maintain that their credit issues can be contained but more

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November’s featured fund

The Liontrust Special Situations fund is co-managed by the highly respected pair of Anthony Cross and Julian Fosh and was launched on 10th November 2005. During this period, the fund has consistently

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Questions to ask when a fund manager leaves

When is the manager leaving? And what will the handover process look like? When an announcement is made, take note of how long it will be until the manager is

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Top 10 Traded Funds in October

Andy Parsons, head of investment research at The Share Centre, examines the ten top traded funds for October. The CF Woodford Equity Income fund continues to demonstrate that it is a popular