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Election result offers fresh questions as well as answers

According to T.S. Eliot’s multi-layered poem The Waste Land April is the cruellest month, but if you are Ed Miliband, Nick Clegg or Nigel Farage...

Mon, 18/05/2015 - 16:00

Little fish can be sweet

Small cap stocks tend to outperform while the good times roll, bulls are in charge and risk appetite is elevated. The chart below shows how...

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 10:41

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Markets continue to follow the money

This month (4 April) marks the second anniversary of Japan launching its own version of Quantitative Easing (QE). When the scheme was first announced by...

Fri, 10/04/2015 - 12:47

Why banks are still too big to ignore

Banks continue to make the headlines and not necessarily for the right reasons. Lloyds may have pleased investors by reinitiating dividends after a gap stretching...

Fri, 13/03/2015 - 09:05

Become a convert to the income cause

While the majority of clients and advisers may have little time for dealing with the intricacies of stock-specific research the dividend cut announced by FTSE...

Fri, 27/02/2015 - 16:10

Why China's central bank may hold sway in the Year of the Sheep

Picking the right asset class, individual geographic market and the right funds or stocks to play that choice is not just about finding the best...

Fri, 20/02/2015 - 09:30

How to stay safe in the search for income

Markets remain fixated by the European Central Bank's (ECB) decision to launch a Quantitative Easing (QE) programme last Thursday (22 January) and the results of...

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 11:14

Advances in energy could fuel a lasting recovery

As the Paddington Bear film hits the nation's cinema screens, Darkest Peru is going to attract a fair bit more attention than usual and from a financial...

Fri, 28/11/2014 - 12:00

The race to the bottom begins again

Last week's (31 Oct) monetary policy announcement from the Bank of Japan electrified the Tokyo stock market, pushed yields on ten-year government bonds ever...

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 12:20