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November 10th, 2010

The US Federal Reserve has confirmed it is to embark on a second round of quantitative easing and the markets are delighted. Why wouldn’t they be? There is a general consensus that, whatever the Fed’s declared and real intentions, the … Continued

great expectations

October 5th, 2010

May 2009 saw one of the more hotly anticipated launches of recent times as William Littlewood returned to running retail money as manager of the Artemis Strategic Assets fund. Here he talks to Julian Marr (editorial director of about … Continued

bond dilemma

September 13th, 2010

The bond market finds itself in a quandary. There appears to be little value at the ‘quality’ end of the market – gilt yields are at all-time lows with many barely beating inflation – and, instead, the value appears to … Continued

Fixed income view, Mike Riddell

August 19th, 2010

Mike Riddell outlines why he thinks the world’s major economies may be turning Japanese, turning Japanese – he really thinks so There is only one explanation for why 2-year US Treasury yields broke below 0.5% on 6 August – an … Continued

Woolnough on the thrird anniversary of credit crunch

August 12th, 2010

M&G’s Richard Woolnough discusses what the future holds for the global economy on the third anniversary of the credit crunch. “We first started writing about the credit crunch three years ago. Since then, short-term interest rates in the USA, Europe … Continued

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