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Where next for interest rates and portfolios?

The Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has become increasingly hawkish about the prospect of hiking interest rates in the “relatively near term” with inflation running nearly one percentage point

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10 years on from the credit crisis: investment products

This month marks an important milestone – the 10-year anniversary of the global financial crisis. While it is hard to pin down a single event or date as marking the

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Sell in May and go away?

The St Leger Day adage, which suggests that investors should: “Sell in May and go away, don’t come back ‘til St. Leger Day”, has long been touted as a good

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When will interest rates rise?

Tom Stevenson, investment director for personal investing at Fidelity International: “It seems the bank is reluctant to rock the economic recovery by hiking rates just yet and the Bank’s view

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Where are Fidelity’s experts investing their ISAs?

       Tom Stevenson, investment director for personal investing at Fidelity International (above left) said: “Eight years into the current bull market, investors are increasingly nervous about a correction, especially in

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Interest rates stay on hold

In response to the Brexit vote the Bank cut interest rates to 0.25% and increased quantitative easing back in August 2016. In a meeting this morning, the Bank also updated

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UK rates “lower for longer”

The Monetary Policy Committee said the decision reflects the likelihood of slower household income growth which would weaken consumer spending next year. “The Bank of England was not expected to

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Autumn Statement: Winners and losers

We’re probably not looking at a 1930s-style building boom, but there were significant sums committed in the Autumn Statement to support the construction of new homes and improve infrastructure. Housebuilders

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UK inflation nudges down to 0.9%

Despite the Bank of England’s forecast that inflation would hit 2.7% by the end of 2017, October’s data showed it was actually lower than last month’s figure of 1.0% and,

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The winners and losers of the US election

Healthcare gets a shot in the arm The Trump win looks set to provide a much-needed tonic for the beleaguered US healthcare industry. That’s good news for a sector which