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Oil leads FTSE volatility

Oil prices continued to dominate trading, with the FTSE 100 exhibiting major volatility and unpredictability in a largely mixed session today. Arguably, the correlation between oil prices and the FTSE

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What will a US rate rise mean for markets?

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, the actions (and investor’s expectations of future actions) of central banks such as the US Federal Reserve Bank, Bank of England, European Central

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Anglo American drives dividend fears

European indices are flushing lower in a continuation of the selloff following last week’s ECB disappointment. Unfortunately, there were warning signs that markets could be set for another selloff even

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Markets start the week with gains

Markets have gotten off to a good start this morning, taking their cue from a bullish US performance on Friday. We look set for an environment that will see the

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Defensive assets led the way in October

While there was no change in the top two selling sectors popular with advisers on FundsNetwork, October did witness somewhat of a reshuffle lower down the sales table, with the

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Europe helps UK investors diversify

Europe as a sector can be used to provide diversification for a pure UK portfolio but with the knowledge that the two regions are very closely linked. Europe gives the

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Stock picks to give you that festive feeling

ITV ITV will be eager to make your days merry and bright this Christmas with programmes such as Text Santa, Sound of Music Live and the final ever episode of

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Babcock chosen as share of the week

A FTSE-100 listed engineering support services company, Babcock International provides outsourcing services to government and private sector customers and works extensively with the UK armed forces. Babcock has a diversified

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Yield us not into temptation

There are three key pitfalls that investors need to consider in their pursuit of income, namely chasing yields, targeting yields and ignoring fund fees. The major issue with chasing income

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How to become a more ‘self-aware’ investor

The impact of behavioural biases can be so strong on investors and their investment decisions, that one country is currently running a study to limit the amount of times pension