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European markets slump as soaring euro takes toll

German DAX 30 and French CAC 40 slide into heavy losses sparked by euro rally, weighing on FTSE 100.

Commodities confusion: how to allocate to a market in flux

Despite slowing growth in China, improving inflows into commodities indices and a dip in the US dollar are encouraging some investors to increase exposure to the sector

Adviser Profile: Ben Ellis of Cactus Financial Planning

Ben Ellis likes to take on tough challenges and, only two years after launching Cactus Financial Planning, he is already looking to expand and hit £100 million in assets.

FTSE rallies as dovish Draghi can't stop euro surge

FTSE 100 builds gains but eurozone markets fall into red as dovish tone from Mario Draghi can't stop euro soaring.

Why diversifying time in the market can improve client returns

FTSE 100 data show investing in regular instalments over time leads to smaller drawdowns and lower volatility than a lump sum investment, enabling clients to take on higher equity allocations.

Outsourcing: Brian Hill of Jones Hill Independent Financial Advisers

The Wiltshire-based firm uses Parmenion because of its high standing compared with its peers, its competitive pricing and a user-friendly website for clients

FCA tells property funds to up liquidity management

Property funds were justified in halting or penalising redemptions in the aftermath of Brexit the watchdog has concluded

Investors are blowing hot, cold, hot on bond proxies

Donald Trump’s victory turned investors off these bond-like vehicles, but legislative impasse has seen them rise again from the ashes,

Revolut to launch online investment proposition

Pre-paid debit card, currency exchange and peer-to-peer payments app Revolut will launch an online investment proposition.

My asset allocation: London IFA makes case for evidence-based investing

Simon Ainley of Holland Hahn and Wills focuses on the benefits of diversification, low-cost passive funds and of robust investment factors

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Play Video: Sea of opportunity in Europe has tide turning for earnings

Video: Sea of opportunity in Europe has tide turning for earnings

Liontrust’s Olly Russ and Oisin O’Leary welcome the uptick in European corporate earnings, but warn an abrupt halt to quantitative easing could increase volatility

1 Comment Play Clive Woodward: How to live in a no 'if only' environment

Clive Woodward: How to live in a no 'if only' environment

In this episode Clive Woodward explains that failure to work on the business, rather than just in it, creates real risk you will be overtaken by a competitor.

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Adviser Profile: Ben Ellis of Cactus Financial Planning

Adviser Profile: Ben Ellis of Cactus Financial Planning

Ben Ellis likes to take on tough challenges and, only two years after launching Cactus Financial Planning, he is already looking to expand and hit £100 million in assets.