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14:51

US GDP supports Fed’s upbeat tone

Second quarter growth in US GDP supports the Fed’s belief economy could cope with an impending rate rise.

Economic Indicators| 09:15

Fed waiting for ‘further improvement’

US Federal Reserve keeps rates on hold as it says risks to the outlook for economic activity and labour market are “nearly balanced”.

From Your Industry| Jul 29, 2015

RBS prices Citizens share offering for end-of-year exit

Chief executive says offering puts RBS on course for a full exit from the US bank a year ahead of schedule.

ETFs & Trackers| Jul 28, 2015

BlackRock slashes fees on five passive funds

Asset manager to more than halve the ongoing charges figure on its UK tracker funds as it looks to leverage its scale.

Jul 16, 2015

Yellen says Fed likely to raise rates this year

In her semi-annual testimony to Congress, Janet Yellen said overseas risks are not enough to deter a rate hike in the US.

Investments| Jul 16, 2015

Positive figures prompt Valensise to upgrade US outlook

Head of Barings’ multi-asset team spots ‘sign of health’ in the domestic US economy.

Analysis & Opinion

From Special Report: Summer Investment Monitor - June 2015| Jun 15, 2015

Closet tracker funds appear to double to 17

2015 sees an increase in closet trackers.

From Special Report: Multi-Asset - June 2015| Jun 04, 2015

Don’t trust the consensus

QE by the ECB has been the biggest market driver this year

Recent Articles
  1. Investing in the US - July 2015
    From Our Publications| Jul 20, 2015

    Investing in the US - July 2015

    What does the future have in store for US investors?

  2. Jargon Busting: Bull and bear
    Investments| Jul 15, 2015

    Jargon Busting: Bull and bear

    There is recent fascination with bull and bear markets.

  3. Royce Funds primed for rate rise
    Investments| Jul 14, 2015

    Royce Funds primed for rate rise

    Chief exec is confident his firm’s focus on quality will pay dividends once Fed increases base rate.

  4. Fund Selector: Carnage of a strong dollar
    Investments| Jul 09, 2015

    Fund Selector: Carnage of a strong dollar

    Emerging markets with debt in dollars look vulnerable as the greenback starts strengthening.

  5. US may start a fourth round of QE
    Jul 07, 2015

    US may start a fourth round of QE

    Federal Reserve could begin more quantitative easing if economy does not improve next year.

  6. Target US equities able to endure ‘external pressures’
    Investments| Jul 06, 2015

    Target US equities able to endure ‘external pressures’

    Legg Mason’s Evan Bauman says his focus is on firms that are ‘virtually immune’ to US dollar headwinds.

  7. Rate rises to hit discretionary sector
    Equities| Jul 06, 2015

    Rate rises to hit discretionary sector

    Consumer discretionary stocks perform poorly in monetary-tightening cycles, Baml warns.

  8. US monetary policy could be ‘step into unknown’
    Jul 03, 2015

    US monetary policy could be ‘step into unknown’

    When it happens, Fed interest rate hike could present a buying opportunity for the watchful

  9. Dollar strength helps boost Polar Capital Technology Trust
    Investment Trusts| Jul 03, 2015

    Dollar strength helps boost Polar Capital Technology Trust

    Investment trust reports 30.7 per cent increase in total assets as a recovery in US technology and a strong dollar boosted performance.

  10. Fund Selector: Greece’s cloud of uncertainty
    Investments| Jun 30, 2015

    Fund Selector: Greece’s cloud of uncertainty

    Nation’s attempts to appease its creditors hang in the balance as first payment deadline looms.

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