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I expect markets to be relatively quiet today ahead of NFP on Friday

Donald Trump does it again this time sending 5200 troops to the Mexican border to counter a caravan of some 3000 people that appear to be looking at crossing the

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FTSE not getting off Trump’s Wild Ride

The FTSE has made a strong start for the week, with bullishness back in vogue in spite of a geopolitical dust-up at the weekend’s G7 Summit in Canada. Investors appear to

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Kim playing negotiation Trump card

Kim playing negotiation Trump card FTSE 100 Index called to open -10pts at 7715, still in a 7-week rising channel, albeit within a narrowing range. Bulls need a break above

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The real deal, or another Trumped up threat?

The real deal, or another Trumped up threat? “The FTSE100 is holding positive territory, but only just, as traders return from a long weekend. Buoying sentiment is more M&A (healthcare, challenger banks)

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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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Equity market ripe for leadership change

The stock market is hypersensitive to economic data and the business-friendly freebies dangled by President Donald Trump. But Trump-mania is likely to fade as the watered-down realities of budget negotiations

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FTSE rallies despite Trump worries

European markets are attempting to break from the negative spiral that has been evident so far this week, with the outcry caused by Donald Trump’s travel ban causing widespread selling

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Bye bye, Dow 20K

The market narrative has shifted once again. For the past three months a Trump presidency has been heralded as great for stocks. Now, with Dow 20,000 behind us, it seems

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FTSE flounders despite weaker pound

The FTSE 100 has suffered a somewhat downbeat start to the week despite a sharp move lower in the pound this morning. Friday’s dour finish across US markets seems to

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Dow rally encourages optimism in markets

Markets are turning to riskier assets as we approach the back end of the week with the glee of yesterday’s 20,000 milestone for the Dow providing the basis for bullish