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2018: When growth is scarce, target growth

Investors have been complaining about this bull market for equities for what feels like years. It’s an odd situation, as it doesn’t really seem like something you should be complaining

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Is it time for investors to consider retail therapy?

The Office for National Statistics today reported a 0.3% fall in retail sales figures for October compared to last year, although some caution is merited given that sales in October

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Winners and losers of the FTSE reshuffle

As we predicted FTSE Russell, the global index provider, has officially confirmed that consumer electronics retail giant Dixons Carphone and the UK’s leading provider of business process management and support service solutions Capita are

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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

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Investors rediscover a love for tech stocks

The mood across most equity markets remains subdued, with modest losses being posted. Investors are evidently still cautious about the new administration, with the steady drip of news relating to

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America vs Europe: investment holes in one

The Ryder Cup, starting this weekend, will pit a European team with a consistent record of success in recent years, against an American team seeking to recapture past glories. For

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Hermes: Looking beyond bond proxies in Europe

These are challenging times for investors and asset allocators. Developed market equities continue to rise, but the ground is becoming increasingly shaky across a number of sectors. Rather than being

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Find the bright spots in the troubled tech sector

The outlook for the technology industry has been largely negative, as the decline of PCs, slowing smartphone sales and weakening end markets for microchip makers weigh heavily on earnings projections.

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Dismal weather, dismal markets

What seemed like a strong turn in sentiment yesterday in the markets seems to be following the pattern set by the British weather – a good start, with bright optimism,

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Sainsbury’s is share of the week

It’s been a busy few weeks for supermarket giant Sainsbury’s following a confirmed takeover bid for Argos and Homebase owner, Home Retail Group. In the wake, a number of brokers