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BLOG: ASOS: a lesson in over-optimism

The recent troubles at ASOS highlight an important lesson about investing in the stock market - growth is not enough.

Investments | 16 Sep 2014
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FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

UK stocks opened in the red on Tuesday as investors continued to tread cautiously ahead of a Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decision and vote on Scottish independence.

Investments | 16 Sep 2014
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OECD warns global economic outlook has darkened

The global economic outlook has darkened in recent months, with a slow recovery in the eurozone holding back many other economies, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has said.

Investments | 16 Sep 2014
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Another Black Wednesday? Manager warns sterling could fall 10% on 'yes' vote

The pound could dive a further 10 per cent in as little as a week if a 'yes' vote on Scotland is approved, witnessing a sell-off reminiscent of sterling's fall on Black Wednesday more than 20 years ago, a manager has warned.

Investments | 16 Sep 2014
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Woodford: Scottish vote will spark period of 'extraordinary uncertainty'

This week's referendum on Scottish independence will herald a period of ‘extraordinary political and economic uncertainty’ for the UK whatever the outcome, Neil Woodford has said.

Investments | 16 Sep 2014
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Share Centre - most popular funds in August

Andy Parsons, head of investment research at The Share Centre, examines the most popular funds on the platform in August.

Investments | 15 Sep 2014
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Financial services failing to connect with younger generation, finds survey

UK millennials - those born after 1980 - are twice as likely to turn to their parents for financial advice (48 per cent) than to their bank (24 per cent) or other sources, according to new research by BNY Mellon and the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Investments | 15 Sep 2014
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Results round-up: Companies to watch this week

ASOS investors shaken by profit warnings will be eager for this week's results.

Sharedealing | 15 Sep 2014
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FTSE 100: This morning's risers and fallers

A wave of M&A activity wasn't enough to keep UK stocks from slipping into the red on Monday morning.

Markets | 15 Sep 2014
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Artemis begins offer period for Weldon and team’s trio of US funds

Artemis has opened the offer period for three of the five funds it intends to launch for the former Threadneedle US equities team led by Cormac Weldon and Stephen Moore.

Investments | 15 Sep 2014
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Referendum fears hit Scottish fund managers

Scottish fund managers have suffered outflows in recent months amid increased uncertainty over the outcome of the country's independence referendum.

Investments | 15 Sep 2014
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IG Group launches high-tech stockbroking platform

IG Group has launched a new stockbroking service with real-time pricing.

Investments | 15 Sep 2014
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BLOG: Long term care - The elephant in your financial plan

Maike Currie Associate Investment Director at Fidelity Personal Investing discusses an often neglected part of financial planning - budgeting for long term care.

Insurance | 14 Sep 2014
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As Scottish voters decide, should investors be preparing their portfolios for a ‘yes’ vote?

In the midst of so much political hyperbole, it is difficult to know the real outcome of an independent Scotland. We ask the experts.

Investments | 12 Sep 2014
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Product launches of the week

A balance transfer card with 33 months interest-free and a smart watch app that will monitor your investments are just two of the new financial products on the market this week.

Investments | 12 Sep 2014

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