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    Why pension consolidation makes sense

    By George Gardner, Investment Advisor For many of us, retirement planning can, understandably, be an afterthought; if you’re still facing decades of work before being ready to hang up the boots, it’s easy to prioritise your nearer-term financial goals rather than sitting down and planning for life after work. This has only become more pressing […]

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    Trump 2025 – What are investors expecting?

    With recent developments over the weekend, markets and investors are speculating on a potential sympathy wave that could propel Donald Trump to the presidency. The financial world saw a brief rally on Monday following the assassination attempt on President Trump. However, this initial surge has since subsided as investors turn their focus to other pressing […]

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    Market Pulse – China’s crucial meeting

    In a week marked by significant economic and environmental developments, China set an ambitious 2024 growth target amid escalating trade tensions, while the world saw alarming temperature rises above pre-industrial levels.  Global financial stability faced challenges as default rates on risky loans soared, and the US inflation slowdown sparked speculation on potential Federal Reserve rate […]

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    Asset Allocation Observatory: Focus on inflation

    There were a couple of important data releases this week. Most notably, we saw a better-than-expected inflation print for July in the United States. Headline inflation slowed to 3% year-on-year, slightly lower than forecast. The result prompted some optimistic comments from US central bankers and does suggest that we could see a rate cut in […]

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    July market update: Earnings, elections, economics 

    In this month’s market update, Moneyfarm Chief Investment Officer Richard Flax discusses the critical topics shaping the financial landscape, including corporate earnings and  elections. Financial assets have generally performed well over the past month, driven by US equities, while UK and European equities have lagged behind. Once again, political elections have taken centre stage. We’ve […]

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    Market Pulse: The US big picture

    In this week’s edition of Market Pulse, we focus on the US economy. Inflation data from across the pond this week could have significant implications for interest rates and the global banking sector. We’ll also provide an overview of the most important financial news of the week. The focus this week: The US big picture […]

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    Asset Allocation Observatory: French elections – Part two

    As we head into the second round of the French parliamentary elections, a market consensus seems to be coalescing.  The base case runs something like this. The probability of a far-right National Rally (Rassemblement National) majority seems to have fallen – not least because we have seen other parties try to consolidate the opposition against […]

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    The focus this week: Up for a vote

    This is the biggest election year in history, with over half of the world’s population heading to the polls. And this week, it’s Britain’s turn to cast some ballots. Polls widely suggest that the country’s opposition Labour Party will win by a big margin. The party’s been pledging to boost economic growth, keep spending tight, […]

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