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Article 50: what does this mean for investors?

The passing of the Brexit Bill through Parliament will enable Theresa May to formally write to the European Union and trigger Article 50 on 29 March – effectively firing the

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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

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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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Can Trump deliver on his promises?

The FTSE is turning lower once more this morning, as we head towards what looks likely to be the worst week for the index since early November. Sterling strength, coupled

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Dovish Draghi drives euro devaluation

After a month of persistent gains for the FTSE, we are starting to get used to seeing the index trading in the red, with Theresa May’s Tuesday speech providing a

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Brexit speech: experts react

The Prime Minister seems to have achieved her goal of setting out a plan without giving too much away and markets – for now – appear happy to give her

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Brexit: Theresa May’s speech in full

“A little over six months ago, the British people voted for change. They voted to shape a brighter future for our country. They voted to leave the European Union and

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May lays out Brexit plan

Speaking at Lancaster House, where Margaret Thatcher gave a speech praising the single market 29 years ago, May outlined the government’s 12 objectives for the Brexit talks whilst confirming that

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FTSE turns lower before Brexit speech

The big speech today from the Prime Minister has, unsurprisingly, led to a degree of risk-off sentiment across equity markets, and not just in the UK. It turns out that