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World Investment Outlook – Chapter five: Western Europe

Since 2012, European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi has done “whatever it takes” to keep the euro and the Eurozone’s economy on the road...

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 13:36


World Investment Outlook – Chapter six: Emerging Markets

The themes which dominated in 2018 – key elections, the direction of the dollar, commodity prices and trade talks with America – are all likely...

Thu, 06/12/2018 - 13:35


Money

The big changes savers and investors should look out for in 2019

Savers and investors have been pummelled by a tidal wave of economic and political uncertainty in the past 12 months, with everything from Brexit to...

Wed, 05/12/2018 - 12:30


Budget 2018: our first thoughts

The Budget failed to make a significant impact on the London stock market with the UK-focused FTSE 250 index moving up slightly during the start...

Mon, 29/10/2018 - 18:52


9 ways savers can prepare for the Budget

Chancellor Phillip Hammond set the usual pre-Budget rumour mill into overdrive last week when he told journalists the current pension tax relief system is eye-wateringly...

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 09:33


Crunch time approaches for Unilever’s Netherlands move

On 26 October UK shareholders in consumer goods giant Unilever will vote on a plan which would see the business exit the FTSE 100...

Wed, 03/10/2018 - 10:05


We've refreshed our Favourite funds list

At AJ Bell Youinvest, we're proud to offer a huge range of possible investments – including over 2,000 funds and shares from 24 markets. But...

Tue, 11/09/2018 - 10:00


Sky shareholders face deal deadlines

Nearly two years after an initial £10.75 per share takeover bid from Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox, shareholders in pay-TV giant Sky have...

Fri, 07/09/2018 - 13:25


Whitbread sale of Costa begs the question of who will be next on the activists’ hit-list?

“Today’s huge leap in Whitbread’s shares following the sale of Costa Coffee, breaking up the group far more quickly than expected and for a...

Fri, 31/08/2018 - 14:30


Apple’s valuation nears the $1 trillion mark – but is that such a good thing?

“Apple’s third-quarter earnings easily beat analysts’ forecasts, as sales rose 17% and earnings per share soared by 40%, as price increases on its hardware and...

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 12:32


How to make the most of your child's Junior ISA savings

Inflation is high, meaning the spending power of your money is being eaten away. At the same time, cash interest rates offered on savings are...

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 12:27


Superyachts, hot weather and high valuations show it’s tough being a retailer (even a really successful one)

It’s not as if much further evidence was needed, but today shows just how tough it is to be a retailer in the current environment...

Fri, 13/07/2018 - 10:30


What could trigger a sterling crisis and what could investors expect as a result?

Sterling has suffered three crises of confidence since 1945, so a repeat cannot be entirely ruled out owing to the current political upheaval and lack...

Thu, 12/07/2018 - 11:30


Is artificial intelligence the future?

Artificial Intelligence has come a long way since the days when Deep Blue faced Garry Kasparov over a chess board. Matt Brennan, AJ Bell Investments’...

Mon, 09/07/2018 - 11:16


Three quick ways to measure the second-quarter results season in America

America’s headline S&P 500 index is up by just 2% for the year in dollar terms, which seems like a pretty paltry return given how...

Thu, 05/07/2018 - 13:20


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