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Let down again

May 27th, 2010

Last Friday saw the FTSE 100 briefly slide below the psychologically significant 5,000 mark – a downbeat end to a volatile week. And, this time, we really can blame the politicians. Markets are spooked by the uncertainty in the eurozone … Continued

Leaviss: Unemployment still rising; Rates may be low for another year

May 18th, 2010

M&G’s Jim Leaviss: Unemployment still rising; Rates may be low for another year With sovereign and political issues taking centre stage in markets recently, macroeconomic indicators have taken a back-seat in many market participants’ minds. But how have the advanced … Continued

Housing First Time Buyers & Buy to Let

May 14th, 2010

The average house price in the UK in February 2010 for first time buyers now stands at £149,490 which is an annual increase of 9.3%. Figures from GfK Financial reveal that 347,000 people took out a mortgage for the very … Continued

Good money after bad?

May 4th, 2010

Another day, another Greek bailout. Investors may be forgiven for wondering why this latest one is any different from the others. There may also be those who, understandably enough, would question whether the total number of bailouts suggests the situation … Continued

Bye-bye buy-and-hold

April 28th, 2010

Departures and other news in recent weeks involving some high-profile fund managers have once again raised the debate of ‘star’ versus ‘team’. The battle-lines have been well-rehearsed. Stars can leave, can have personal problems, can endure periods of poor performance, … Continued

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