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2018: investing in companies that can run up the down escalator

With 2018 just round the corner and most equity markets on high single or double-digit gains, the likelihood is that most bourses will have rewarded UK investors by the end

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NS&I fixed term bonds back on sale

Guaranteed Growth Bonds and Guaranteed Income Bonds have not been on general sale since 2009 but both the 1 and 3-year products will now be available to purchase online only

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Five funds for a monthly income

Inflation remained stubbornly high at 3% last month* with the price of food and non-alcoholic drinks the biggest drivers up 4.1%. Not good news in the run up to Christmas, when

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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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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

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Kames Capital: outlook for six asset classes

European equities As the market continues to digest President Trump’s every tweet for policy nuances, we should not be distracted from the fundamental backdrop. The European economy is recovering, with

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Investor confidence rises for third consecutive month

It now stands at a level of 80 points, up from a record low of 59 in October but still below its long run average of 100. Laith Khalaf, senior

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BlackRock: Outlook for 2017 bond markets

2017 is shaping up to look a lot like 2016 – diverging regional economic paths, questioning of accepted policy tools, heightened political risk and general uncertainty. Volatility dominated markets throughout

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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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Schroders: Emerging market debt (absolute return) in 2017

In the challenging bond environment of 2017, selected local currency government bonds could offer the best opportunities to generate attractive returns. These are best accessed using a risk-controlled absolute return