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Investments| 13:37

Fund Selector: Be wary of the consensus

Persistent debt, disinflation, and a lack of demand threaten to derail global economies.

Investments| 10:29

JPMorgan to target equities and bonds with launch

Group’s Anthony Vallee will choose either equities or bonds from investible companies.

08:40

SocGen warns investors a global slowdown could be imminent

Société Générale claims latest US company earnings downgrades are ‘the worst since the 2009 financial crisis’ and suggests a slump in growth.

Emerging Markets| Mar 02, 2015

Managers cheer business-friendly India budget

Plans to cut corporate taxes and raise infrastructure spending causes India’s stock market to rise.

From Mortgages| Mar 02, 2015

Annual house price growth continues to slow: Nationwide

UK house prices slumped to -0.1 per cent in February from 0.3 per cent in January.

Investments| Mar 02, 2015

Politicians pick Woodford’s brain on aiding young firms

Government officials contact manager for advice about supporting fledgling businesses.

Economic Indicators
FTSE 100 6,889 -0.74%
CPI inflation 0.3%
FTSE 250 17,146 -0.60%
Base interest rate 0.5%

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Analysis & Opinion

From Special Report: US Equities - March 2015| Mar 02, 2015

Seeking security in volatile markets

Where next for investors in US equities?

From Special Report: US Equities - March 2015| Mar 02, 2015

Strong dollar poses issues for investors

The implications of the strengthening dollar for US investors.

From Special Report: Strategic Bonds - February 2015| Feb 23, 2015

Strategic bonds outmaneuvered by UK gilts

Strategic bond funds have inherent flexibility.

From Special Report: Strategic Bonds - February 2015| Feb 23, 2015

Bond funds with a flexible new twist

There is some confusion around strategic bond funds.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to macro-economics and investment portfolios

A macro-economic view explores the big themes that are going to affect the global economic environment.

Special Reports

Monetary Policy - January 2015

Diverging monetary policies will create opportunities and pitfalls.

FTAdviser Blog

Government’s inflation lies tick me off

Surely the government’s measure of inflation is a joke?

Special Reports

Winter Investment Monitor - December 2014

What can markets expect as 2015 approaches?

FTAdviser Blog

True platform due diligence requires deep data digging

Due diligence is not something you do to keep the regulator happy; it is what you do to protect your clients and your business.

Special Reports

Equity Income - September 2014

Investors will need to start thinking outside the box in their search for yield.

FTAdviser Blog

Investing should be as simple as ‘ABC’… and ‘D’

Many investment portfolios I see lack structure and carry far too much risk.

Recent Articles
  1. Property prices only £2k less than 2007 peak
    From Mortgages| Feb 27, 2015

    Property prices only £2k less than 2007 peak

    Official data shows London leading annual property values, up 12 per cent year-on-year.

  2. Spanish deflation eases in February
    Feb 27, 2015

    Spanish deflation eases in February

    European economic data slightly more positive as France also reveals rise in consumer spending.

  3. Oil price plunge pushes US into deflation
    North American| Feb 26, 2015

    Oil price plunge pushes US into deflation

    The US consumer price index (CPI) records a 0.1 per cent drop in prices on an annual basis.

  4. Spanish Q4 GDP growth at 0.7%
    European| Feb 26, 2015

    Spanish Q4 GDP growth at 0.7%

    Spain’s economy grew by 0.7 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2014.

  5. Jargon Busting: Sharpe ratio
    Investments| Feb 26, 2015

    Jargon Busting: Sharpe ratio

    Understanding the Sharpe ratio and how to work it out.

  6. Northern Ireland bucks UK property market: CML
    From Mortgages| Feb 25, 2015

    Northern Ireland bucks UK property market: CML

    Lenders trade body explains affordability pressures persist in the capital, leading to more subdued activity in 2015.

  7. House price optimism falls to 18-month low: Halifax
    From Mortgages| Feb 25, 2015

    House price optimism falls to 18-month low: Halifax

    Lender says the dip in house price confidence mirrors worries over the economy in general.

  8. US rate rises could be on horizon after Yellen testimony
    Investments| Feb 25, 2015

    US rate rises could be on horizon after Yellen testimony

    Central banker prepares markets for rises in interest rates from their record lows.

  9. Revera managers switch focus to macroeconomics
    Investments| Feb 25, 2015

    Revera managers switch focus to macroeconomics

    UK Dynamic fund duo warns that an overly strong dollar could ‘destabilise markets’.

  10. Fund Selector: Bankers turned loose
    Investments| Feb 25, 2015

    Fund Selector: Bankers turned loose

    Risk assets could take off this year, as long as nobody throws a spanner in the works.

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