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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.

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.

Investments| Feb 20, 2015

Hermes’ Sherlock eyes ‘lower-quality’ businesses

Manager says he has detected a ‘new’ US equity trend in the small and mid-cap sector.

Feb 19, 2015

US Federal Reserve to keep interest rates lower “for longer”

At its January meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee suggested that a rate rise is some way off.

Feb 17, 2015

Invesco’s Clinch: Dollar strength will weigh on US market

The growing strength of the dollar will hurt US company earnings and stall stock market rally, according to Invesco Perpetual’s US equity manager.

Feb 17, 2015

Gabelli trust raises less than half its £250m target

First UK retail product from Gabelli Asset Management reaches £101m at launch - short of its hoped-for target.

Analysis & Opinion

From Special Report: Fixed income - January 2015| Jan 26, 2015

Investors should consider the riskier end of bond spectrum

The US economy is growing strongly.

From Special Report: Monetary Policy - January 2015| Jan 19, 2015

Fed vows to be ‘patient’ ahead of raising rates

The US is currently the poster child of the economic recovery, but could there be more surprises in store?

Recent Articles
  1. Ford dumps holdings with foreign exposure
    Investments| Feb 16, 2015

    Ford dumps holdings with foreign exposure

    Miton manager fears impact of ‘unfavourable currency translation’ may deter investors.

  2. M&G removes Aled Smith from American fund
    Feb 13, 2015

    M&G removes Aled Smith from American fund

    M&G to change the M&G American fund to an M&G American Dividend fund, replacing Aled Smith with John Weavers

  3. US and Asian equities favoured by UK IFAs
    Equities| Feb 10, 2015

    US and Asian equities favoured by UK IFAs

    Separate surveys show equities far outweigh bonds in terms of asset class confidence this year.

  4. US jobs growth smashes expectations
    Economic Indicators| Feb 06, 2015

    US jobs growth smashes expectations

    Fastest wage growth since 2011 and better than expected jobs growth signals strong growth for the US economy.

  5. Oil exposure ‘biggest factor’ in fund performance
    Multi-Manager Funds| Feb 04, 2015

    Oil exposure ‘biggest factor’ in fund performance

    Analysis by F&C Investments’ multi-managers shows how funds were exposed to oil had a big impact on their performance.

  6. iShares expands ETF range with two launches
    ETFs & Trackers| Feb 04, 2015

    iShares expands ETF range with two launches

    BlackRock exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider launches funds tracking European corporate bonds and US equities.

  7. Fund Selector: Righting the wrongs of 2014
    Multi-Manager Funds| Feb 03, 2015

    Fund Selector: Righting the wrongs of 2014

    Weaker currency, less austerity and a dose of quantitative easing are the right ingredients for Europe’s recovery.

  8. Liontrust duo: US is ‘close to a recession’
    Fixed Income| Feb 03, 2015

    Liontrust duo: US is ‘close to a recession’

    Managers warn state of US bond market suggests economy may not be in good shape.

  9. Active technology funds endure ‘tough’ 2014
    Global| Feb 03, 2015

    Active technology funds endure ‘tough’ 2014

    Most technology funds fail to beat the index as restricted exposure to Apple leads to large relative losses.

  10. Standard Life confirms global distribution deal after sale
    Feb 02, 2015

    Standard Life confirms global distribution deal after sale

    Asset manager will retain distribution deal with buyer and explore “other potential opportunities for collaboration”.

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