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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

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