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Buy, sell or ignore? – research reveals equity analysts’ woeful record on FTSE 350 stocks in 2016

10 February 2017

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The usefulness of equity analysts’ buy, hold and sell signals have been cast into doubt by research from platform A.J Bell. The ten least popular stocks in the FTSE 350 – those with the greatest number of ‘sell’ ratings from analysts – beat the most popular ones and the index hands down in 2016. The […]

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The political events for investors to watch in 2017

4 January 2017

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With more political uncertainty to come this year, Rowan Dartington’s technical investment director Guy Stephens ponders on whether equities will continue climbing the wall of worry or not As the markets tentatively venture into 2017, there are the usual plethora of outlook commentaries all basically saying the same thing that they were saying towards the […]

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Sir Philip Green faces enforcement action as the Pensino Regulator reportedly demands £350m

3 November 2016

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The Pension Regulator has formally begun enforcement action to seek redress on behalf of the BHS pension schemes from Sir Philip Green and Dominic Chappell. The BBC reports a £100m gap between the £350m regulator wants Sir Philip to pay and the £250m Sir Philip has offered. It has also issued a notice to Mr […]

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Property fund managers say yield-seeking investors returning to the asset class

29 July 2016

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Investors have been reassessing their exposure to UK commercial property following the initial bout of Brexit-induced panic, with the yields on offer too good to ignore argues Kames Capital’s property team. The sector was at the heart of the sell-off at the end of June, with the initial shock of the vote to leave the […]

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Is it time to ditch EU and UK austerity asks Axa IM’s Chris Iggo. If so, issue long term bonds to fund it

3 July 2016

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The British electorate’s decision to leave the European Union in the June referendum has roiled markets worldwide. It has clouded prospects for the UK and world economies, and threatens the future of the European project. Investors are obviously right to feel concerned. But they should also know that there are some silver linings to the […]

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Italy and the next chapter in the Eurozone crisis

21 June 2016

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Mark Holman, chief executive officer of Twentyfour Asset Management looks at the risks to the stability of the EU from Italy. While markets are currently ebbing and flowing with poll sentiment ahead of the UK “Brexit” vote on Thursday another political tail risk entered the market this weekend. This potential risk could be even bigger […]

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Hargreaves Lansdown calls for providers to agree to 7-day pension switching guarantee

24 May 2016

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The pensions industry should adopt a 7 day switch guarantee for investors transferring from one pension provider to another says Hargreaves Lansdown. The firm says the pensions industry needs to up its game and develop the next generation of pension transfer systems to benefit consumers. Pension transfer times have come down from an average of […]

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London priciest neighbourhoods see falling prices – but the other three quarters see average annual growth of 8.2%

17 May 2016

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The London property market has seen falls in price for the top quarter but the remaining three quarters have generally seen significant rises with an average of 8.2%. Kensington High Street (W8) saw the biggest annualised fall at -11.8%), followed by Notting Hill -10%. Yet the picture is very mixed with areas as geographically diverse […]

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Global oil markets heading towards equilibrium says International Energy Agency

12 May 2016

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Global oil markets are heading towards equilibrium the International Energy Agency (IEA) has said in its latest oil report. The IEA believes that a rebalancing of supply and demand is becoming evident from the data, with demand resilient while the surplus of oil could start to shrink later this year. It notes that world output […]

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Huge week for bond supply

12 May 2016

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Mark Holman, CEO of TwentyFour Asset Management, looks at big week for bond market issuance. This has so far been the most active week of the year for us in terms of dealing with fresh supply into the bond markets. Contrary to many trains of thought, heavy supply does not usually mean heavy markets. Heavy […]

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