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    One month to go to the EU referendum

    In a little under a month Britain goes to the polls on whether or not it will remain in the European Union. Brexit has been one of the most important debates around the world in 2016. You cannot open a paper without seeing something on the referendum. The debate has intensified recently, even Mark Carney, […]

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  • US Flag

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    How to election proof your investments

    2016 is a year of uncertainties. Investors are having to deal with collapsing oil prices, negative interest rates, the slowdown in China, not to forget the small matter of the European Referendum. Added to this is the Presidential Election in the United States. This event could have a huge impact on the financial markets, particularly […]

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  • Balloons

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    Inflation-linked Bonds explained

    Inflation, defined as the sustained increase in the general price level of goods and services in an economy over a period of time, is one of the most detrimental forces facing investors as it erodes real returns of investments. Any long-term investment strategy should consider provisions against inflation risk. Many types of assets and investment […]

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  • Whack game

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    Defensive central bank policies

    Central banks have been steering the global economy out of the financial crisis for almost a decade. But investors’ faith in their powers now seems to be fading. Following the use of measures such as quantitative easing, low interest rates, forward guidance etc. many investors are concerned that central banks are running out of ammunition […]

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  • One way

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    The ECB will do whatever it takes

    With the announcement of further quantitative easing, Draghi commits further to his “Whatever it takes” policy.   Last December financial markets were disappointed by the lack of actions announced by the European Central Bank (ECB). Equity markets triggered the bearish markets at the start of this year. Now it seems that the ECB Governor has […]

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  • Brexit storm

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    Why should you care about Brexit?

    Earlier this week the FT poll of polls had 46% wanting to stay in the EU and 38% wanting to leave. With 4 months to go until the 23 June vote, it is too close to call. This is going to be a hotly contested battle; but as a UK voter why should you care? […]

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  • Diverse tools

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    Diversification is key when battling with the bear

    When considering any investment, the investor needs to put their financial goal at the heart of their strategy. Investments are unlikely to be the right channel for short-term goals where the base value is vital. However, when you look further afield, investments, and the possibility of inflation beating returns, suddenly seem to be the better […]

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  • 2016 market outlook

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    Market outlook for 2016

    2016 is set to be a challenging year for the financial markets. Market volatility makes investment decisions more difficult; Paolo Galvani and Yuchen Xia discuss the outlook for investors. They explore 4 key areas and how these may impact the financial markets: The divergence of global monetary policy is likely to impact the performance of equity markets. […]

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  • Inflaction

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    What you need to know about inflation

    Recent market volatility has meant that many investors are neglecting one of the most important economic indicators: inflation. Since the financial crisis of 2008, investors have been looking at their radars trying to spot the next meltdown. There is a lot on the line in 2016. China, which helped maintain developed economies after the crash, […]

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