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    Jan 15

    Am I diversified enough?

    What's positive for one investment can be negative for another Different types of investments are affected in different ways by factors such as economics, interest rates, politics, conflicts, even weather events. What's positive for one investment c...

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    Dec 14

    Offsetting the negative effects of inflation

    Why more people are retaining exposure to stocks and shares New research[1] suggests that UK adults are planning to use equity investments to help them outstrip inflation and manage the rising cost of living. Over half (53%) of UK adults rate the ri...

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    Nov 14

    Educating investors

    Six years after the start of the financial crisis, what lessons should we have learnt? 1 Plan for the unexpectedMany believe that markets are much safer today than they were six years ago, thanks in large part to the numerous ...

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    Oct 14

    Europe's economic slowdown

    Is there room for any further disappointment? Europe has suffered a stream of destabilising news this year. Firstly, there was January's emerging markets crisis, which slowed the demand for European exports. Then there were EU parliamentary elections in May, which returned a large number of anti-establishment MEPs to Brussels and spurred David Cameron's attempt to block the appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker as EU president. In more recent months investors have also had to contend with fears of a Russian m...