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Multi-Asset Funds| Aug 28, 2015

Fund Selector: Forever blowing bubbles

Investors should explore contrarian options at a time when bubble behaviour is creating volatility.

From Mortgages| Aug 28, 2015

First-time-buyer sales hit post-recession monthly high

Estate agent’s statistics show a 6,500 - or 28 per cent - increase in sales over the last three months.

North American| Aug 27, 2015

US GDP gives further boost to stock markets

US growth figures beat expectations and send equities higher.

From Mortgages| Aug 27, 2015

Supply of property drops by 15%: Haart

Number of new properties for sale has risen 3.1 per cent on the month, but it has actually declined by nearly a fifth in the last year.

From Mortgages| Aug 27, 2015

House prices hit £195,279 in August: Nationwide

The annual rate of house price growth was the weakest in August since June 2013.

From Mortgages| Aug 26, 2015

House purchase lending up across UK regions: CML

Scotland leads the pack, with lending up almost 40 per cent during the second quarter.

Economic Indicators
FTSE 100 6,248 +0.90%
CPI inflation 0.3%
FTSE 250 17,106 +1.09%
Base interest rate 0.5%

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Analysis & Opinion

From Special Report: Investing Styles - August 2015| Aug 24, 2015

Beware of harmful biases

Investors are not always the logical beings they think they are.

From Special Report: Investing Styles - August 2015| Aug 24, 2015

Leap off a topsy-turvy ride of investing

Why do so many investors relate to the roller coaster of investor emotions?

From Special Report: Investing Styles - August 2015| Aug 24, 2015

Improve the way you wield influence

Understanding the way people think can help improve the advice process.

From Special Report: Investing Styles - August 2015| Aug 24, 2015

Need for anchor management

Market timing is notoriously difficult, so investors need to keep hold of their fundamental investment ‘anchors’.

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Adviser Guides

Key Adviser Issues in Budget 2015

Everything you need to know about the key measures affecting you and your clients from George Osborne’s sixth Budget.

Special Reports

Investment styles - August 2015

Unearthing the right investment style to suit your temperament.

FTAdviser Blog

Price slump begs question, what’s the value of gold?

Some analysts expect the price to fall below $1,000 by the end of the year.

Special Reports

Pensions and Tax - July 2015

George Osborne warns he is ‘open to further radical change’ of pensions and taxes.

Special Reports

Investing in Asia - June 2015

Policy changes in China and Japan are hitting the mark for Asian investors.

Recent Articles
  1. Remortgaging hits four-year high in July: BBA
    From Mortgages| Aug 26, 2015

    Remortgaging hits four-year high in July: BBA

    Association’s chief economist says homeowners are snapping up deals before an expected interest rate rise.

  2. ‘Average’ London property price to hit £550k by 2020
    From Mortgages| Aug 25, 2015

    ‘Average’ London property price to hit £550k by 2020

    Even with increased spending power, affordability challenges associated with this magnitude of growth are “evident”, report says.

  3. Sales to first-time buyers decline: NAEA
    From Mortgages| Aug 24, 2015

    Sales to first-time buyers decline: NAEA

    Number of property sales remains at 11-year high, however sales to first-time buyers are falling.

  4. Gap between buying and renting narrows: Halifax
    From Mortgages| Aug 24, 2015

    Gap between buying and renting narrows: Halifax

    First-time buyers in London have experienced the largest benefit from buying rather than renting a home in the last year.

  5. Investment styles - August 2015
    From Our Publications| Aug 24, 2015

    Investment styles - August 2015

    Unearthing the right investment style to suit your temperament.

  6. Residential transactions down 4.4% from June: HMRC
    From Mortgages| Aug 21, 2015

    Residential transactions down 4.4% from June: HMRC

    Official data shows UK property transactions count for last month was 100,720 residential and 10,100 non-residential.

  7. House prices register highest quarterly growth for 11 years
    From Mortgages| Aug 21, 2015

    House prices register highest quarterly growth for 11 years

    City level statistics find house price inflation running at 8.5 per cent in July, compared to 7.2 per cent in April.

  8. Better than expected German manufacturing PMI
    European| Aug 21, 2015

    Better than expected German manufacturing PMI

    The German manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) climbed to a 16-month high in August but France’s PMI reading disappoints.

  9. Asian markets fall on China manufacturing PMI
    Asia Pacific| Aug 21, 2015

    Asian markets fall on China manufacturing PMI

    The China manufacturing PMI has come in lower than expected for August, prompting markets to trade lower.

  10. Gross mortgage lending hits 7-year high: CML
    From Mortgages| Aug 20, 2015

    Gross mortgage lending hits 7-year high: CML

    CML says data is in line with forecast that gross lending will rise to £209bn this year.

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