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FTSE rises as jobless fall adds to economic cheer

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 16, 2014 at 11:28

Chinese growth data and a fall in UK unemployment lift the pound and FTSE 100 but experts question if the figures justify all the optimism.

Pound spikes after inflation fall while FTSE falters

by Daniel Grote on Apr 15, 2014 at 11:28

Slowing demand for metals and poor UK retail sales data weigh on the FTSE 100, but another drop in inflation causes sterling to jump.

FTSE recovers as US rises on Citigroup cheer

by Daniel Grote on Apr 14, 2014 at 16:00

Reassuring results from banking giant Citigroup buoy markets rally after the worrying developments in the Ukraine.

Why home advantage is key to European recovery

by Jon Ingram, John Baker, Blake Crawford on Apr 14, 2014 at 15:10

Citywire AAA-rated Jon Ingram, AAA-rated John Baker and AA-rated Blake Crawford, who run the JPM Europe Dynamic ex UK fund, back domestic-focused European companies.

Investment trusts: Moore’s mid-cap revolution prompts performance pick-up

by Max Skjönsberg on Apr 11, 2014 at 15:46

Thomas Moore’s stockpicking strategy has heralded a shake-up of the Standard Life Equity Income trust, and performance has improved since he took over the reins.

Smart Beta: Jeremy Brett of Brett Investment

by Max Skjönsberg on Apr 11, 2014 at 15:44

Jeremy Brett of Brett Investment uses a range of trackers for ‘diversification, low cost and reliability’, allocating the lion’s share of client money to Dimensional.

Hargreaves leads FTSE sell-off after price cut

by Gavin Lumsden on Apr 11, 2014 at 11:28

The FTSE 100 tumbles after another sharp drop in US tech shares. Hargreaves Lansdown slides 5% after Morgan Stanley cuts price target.

Structured products: should they be risk-rated?

by David Stuff, Gary Dale on Apr 11, 2014 at 09:54

Cube’s David Stuff says even the most talented adviser needs help to calculate risk but Gary Dale of Investec believes putting such diverse products into baskets would backfire.

FTSE regains momentum on rates reassurance

by Daniel Grote on Apr 10, 2014 at 15:21

After a volatile day the FTSE 100 edges higher after confirmation that UK and US interest rates are on hold for the time being.

BlackRock: annuity shake-up to boost investment trust demand

by Max Skjönsberg on Apr 09, 2014 at 12:33

Investment trust demand could rise on the back of the government’s Budget annuity shake-up according to BlackRock.

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