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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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Is there a Halloween effect on the markets?

The six month effect, also known as the ‘Halloween effect’ in the US, is a variation of the Sell in May adage and it is a surprisingly powerful trend.  The

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A busy week ahead and will rates go up?

The next few days look set to bring a flood of news for investors, with US and UK central bank decisions, the Federal Reserve chair announcement due, US employment data

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Warren Buffet Admits to Stock Buying Spree for Berkshire Hathaway Funds

According to Bloomberg’s June 2016 ranking* of the richest people in the world, Warren Buffet came in third with only Bill Gates (#1) and Amancia Ortega (#2) ahead of him

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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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Stocks stall as Draghi drags euro lower

European and US markets have found it tough to follow up on Friday’s bullish push, with early gains reversed as risk aversion kicked in. The beneficiaries of today’s trading are

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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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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

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Sterling enjoys Brexit clarity

The pound is continuing to charge higher this morning, proving a continued hindrance to the FTSE. Despite yesterday’s court decision, markets continue to enjoy a degree of clarity over the

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Bullish Trump spooks markets

The FTSE is continuing its descent, with the index picking up where it left off on Friday. On a day where Trump once more takes the headlines, we have seen