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A “trading break” is always welcome

  Political events are weighing heavily upon my chosen currencies right now making them pretty hard to predict and whilst my views remain the same there are times to trade

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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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The outlook for European equities beyond its ‘golden year’

European equities have enjoyed a perfect storm of positivity this year. Reduced political uncertainty, improving economic data and steady company results have all driven investors back to this often-overlooked region.

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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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Companies announcing results next week

Tuesday Associated British Foods (Full year results) The last update in September showed a better-than-expected performance at high street clothing business Primark, although recent indicators have suggested some weakening in

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Today it is all about the U.S $

Morning all. Today it is all about the U.S $ With a new Chair, Jerome Powell, at the Fed we can expect changes in the future but today is Non Farm

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Will Carney actually hold off and possibly wipe out the Pound’s recent gains..?

Morning all. Today all eyes will be focused on whether the Bank of England raises rates for over a decade as well as what happens at the Fed with the new Chair

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Interest rates go up to 0.5%.

The Committee voted unanimously to maintain the stock of sterling non-financial investment-grade corporate bond purchases, financed by the issuance of central bank reserves, at £10bn.  The Committee also voted unanimously

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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