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Draghi disappoints and euro bears are badly burned
Investors bearish on the single currency were badly scorched by surprisingly underwhelming policy measures taken by ECB president Mario Draghi on 3 December.
Banks repair balance sheets but not reputations
UK banks recently passed the Bank of England’s stress test, but they still face stiff challenges if they are to escape the odour of recent scandals and become appealing businesses
Fed readies markets for rates liftoff
The US Federal Reserve seems increasingly likely to raise rates on 16 December even though previous expectations of a hike have proven premature
Autumn Statement: Gov't borrowing to fall
Public sector net borrowing will fall every year, in revised forecasts OBR announced by chancellor George Osborne today.
Autumn Statement: UK GDP forecast increased to 2.4% for 2016
Dividend dilemma: high yields but dull earnings
Many UK companies are trading at attractive yields, but investors should carefully examine their earnings quality and ability to maintain and grow dividends
Multi-asset: dialling down risk in uncertain times
Investors have been flocking to multi-asset funds, which offer a convenient one-stop diversification and the promise of controlling risk.
Floating rate notes offer protection against hikes
Interest rate risk can be mitigated by investing in floating rate notes, a form of bond whose coupons adjust with changing interest rates and whose volatility is low
Wounded bull: can US equities bounce become a rally?
With the Fed apparently in perma-dove mode and the non-oil economy performing well, US equities appear to have shaken off their summer of discontent.
UK small caps stand tall in market fall
Defying their reputation for higher risk, UK small-cap equities strongly outperformed large caps during this summer’s downturn
CEO Tapes: the huge opportunities for asset managers
From tech disruption, retirement and poaching, the CEO discuss the opportunities for their businesses in this episode.
'We're just a bunch of white dudes sitting here': fund manager CEOs on gender
In our brand new series, eight CEOs discuss how the industry could do a better job for female fund managers.
Adviser profile: Catherine Morgan and John Ward of Essendon Financial Planning
A chance meeting between Catherine Morgan and John Ward led to the pair setting up Essendon Financial Planning as an independent firm.