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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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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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Purchases of investment trusts hit record high

Data published by the Association of Investment Companies has revealed that advisers and wealth managers purchased record amounts of investment trusts on adviser platforms in the first half of 2017.

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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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2017 bank results preview

Bank results are upon us once again, kicking off today with Lloyds. Below is a quick rundown of how things stand and what we can expect from each of the

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UK goes 10 years without a rate rise

On that date in 2007 the Monetary Policy Committee voted to increase rates to 5.75% just as the wheels were about to come off the global economy. A decade on

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HSBC reports surprise drop in Q4

HSBC’s full year results, out this morning, show adjusted profit for the year was down 1.2% at $19.3bn. The bank’s Q4 earnings had been predicted at around $3.7bn but instead

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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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Bank of England Super Thursday: three key things to look out for

Here are three key things to look out: GDP Forecast Since its gloomy report in the immediate aftermath of Brexit, the Bank has been gradually upgrading its forecast for GDP

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Vanguard cuts fees on passive LifeStrategy range

Passive funds have made tremendous inroads in recent years. Latest figures from the Investment Association show that passive funds now make up 13.4% of all funds under management, up from