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Apr 20, 2018

BLOG: Income squeeze likely to improve faster than expected

Retail sales data was weaker than expected while inflation dropped by more than anticipated. Given the economic data, there is good news for the hard-pressed consumer.
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Apr 18, 2018

BLOG: Interest rate risk looms large for bonds

Market forecasters have consistently, and unsuccessfully, predicted the demise of a bond bull market for three decades. But in the Brexit aftermath, investors should take stock of ...
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Apr 11, 2018

BLOG: The one hand giveth…

...and the other hand taketh away."’ Those employees concurrently contributing towards a workplace pension and repaying student loans will feel the effects of this maxim in Apri...
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Mar 16, 2018

BLOG: Three ideas to tap into ‘digital Darwinism’

Mobile technology has completely re-written the rule book when it comes to how businesses and consumers interact with each other. Here are three disruptors you may want to consider...
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Feb 14, 2018

BLOG: Love and money are uneasy partners

Two surveys this week should give you unromantic pause for thought this Valentine’s Day.
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Feb 13, 2018

BLOG: A £9,000 wedding loan is foolish

The average couple looks to borrow more than £9,000 to cover the cost of their wedding day. In my opinion, this is a foolhardy decision which could have a negative and lasting imp...
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Feb 13, 2018

BLOG: Can Korea’s equity rally continue?

All eyes are on PyeongChang, following last week's opening of the 2018 Winter Olympics. As the South Korean city plays host to skiing, luging and snowboarding, does Korea's market ...
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Jan 22, 2018

BLOG: The key market movers UK and European investors need to watch

As Brexit talks continue amid a benign inflationary environment, here are four points investors in the UK and EU need to watch.
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Dec 12, 2017

BLOG: Three ‘Christmas voucher’ funds for the stumped investor

Like Christmas vouchers, multi-asset funds could be a good option for those who are stumped as to what to buy.
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Nov 29, 2017

BLOG: Exclusion from living wage rises pushes under-25s toward the gig economy

The government's move to raise the minimum wage for those aged 25 and over is welcome for many, but there's a risk adults under 25 will be pushed into poverty.
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Nov 22, 2017

BLOG: Do you need robo-advice?

Robo-advice is proving increasingly popular, but can investors get the same thing elsewhere for less?
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Nov 13, 2017

BLOG: Why do we have to haggle to get the right price?

When buying goods and services, shoppers want clear and transparent pricing. Although I managed to get a good price for our windows, why did I have to play hard ball?
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Nov 10, 2017

Understanding the blockchain technology behind Bitcoin

You’ve probably heard a lot about Bitcoin, blockchain and crypotcurrency over the last few years, but what are they ? And why is cryptocurrency suddenly so hot?
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Nov 09, 2017

BLOG: The world’s best consumption story?

China has the potential to be the world's best consumption story, according to Baillie Gifford.
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Nov 02, 2017

Interest rate rises: do they really matter?

The Bank of England's first rate rise in a decade has generated a lot of headlines, but does it matter as much as people think?
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Oct 27, 2017

BLOG: Why the next six months could be the best performing for stock markets

People like to rationalise the world around them and often see patterns where none exist. But given previous trends, how much attention should investors pay to the Halloween effect...

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