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Fixed Income| May 11, 2015

Bonds sell off on inflation fears and Yellen warning

Comments by US Fed Reserve chief Yellen on early rate rise may have spooked markets.

May 07, 2015

US productivity declines in first quarter

US economy latest to suffer productivity slump as it has reported a 1.9 per cent fall in productivity in the US in the first three months of 2015.

Investments| May 06, 2015

Smith & Williamson hires Pictet global duo

Tim Day and Chris Ford join to run US and global mandates as Focke retires and Royle moves to private client business.

Equities| May 06, 2015

Hsu warns of overheating in small-cap biotechs

A few small-cap firms are a ‘touch overvalued’, says Biotech Trust manager

May 05, 2015

Ian Tabberer departs Baillie Gifford

Gary Robinson will continue on group’s American fund and be joined by Helen Xiong.

May 01, 2015

Aberdeen US team sells consumer staples

North American managers sell overvalued stocks that have been driven up in price by hunt for income.

Analysis & Opinion

Fixed Income| May 11, 2015

Fund Review: Axa Global Strategic Bonds

Nick Hayes’s tells Ellie Duncan about the thinking behind the Axa Global Strategic Bonds fund.

From Special Report: ETFs - April 2015| Apr 13, 2015

ETFs march on as costs fall further

Lower cost ETFs prove irresistible to investors.

From Special Report: Hunt for Income - March 2015| Mar 30, 2015

What the latest policy decisions mean for you

Income investors may want to consider the macroeconomic backdrop.

From Special Report: Hunt for Income - March 2015| Mar 30, 2015

The EM companies paying dividends

Good value emerging market stocks are still an attractive option.

Recent Articles
  1. Experts caution inflation to rise faster than expected
    Economic Indicators| Apr 30, 2015

    Experts caution inflation to rise faster than expected

    Even as the developed world slips towards deflation, experts warn of the potential for higher inflation as price rises loom on the horizon.

  2. US Federal Reserve points to slowing economic growth
    Apr 30, 2015

    US Federal Reserve points to slowing economic growth

    It attributed slower growth in the first quarter to “transitory factors” as it awaits an improvement in the labour market before raising rates.

  3. Shock for markets as US growth plummets
    Economic Indicators| Apr 29, 2015

    Shock for markets as US growth plummets

    The world’s largest economy sees year-on-year growth of just 0.2 per cent in the first quarter of 2015.

  4. RBS offloads North American loan portfolio
    Apr 27, 2015

    RBS offloads North American loan portfolio

    Final cash consideration will depend on the settlement date portfolio balances.

  5. European markets steady as Nasdaq hits new high
    Equities| Apr 24, 2015

    European markets steady as Nasdaq hits new high

    US technology index gains boosts markets in early trading.

  6. Investments| Apr 23, 2015

    Market View: Currencies are difficult to call

    Constantly shifting political landscape is making it tough to predict currency movements.

  7. BlackRock says US fears are overstated
    Apr 23, 2015

    BlackRock says US fears are overstated

    Wheatley-Hubbard says market is punishing all US companies, ignoring firms’ underlying health.

  8. US equities set to endure volatile year
    Investments| Apr 21, 2015

    US equities set to endure volatile year

    Bauman predicts a ‘tougher period’ for US equities as bull market enters its seventh year.

  9. The Fed interest rate guessing game continues
    Apr 14, 2015

    The Fed interest rate guessing game continues

    ‘Will she, won’t she’ speculation goes on as some say rate rise may be put back to 2016.

  10. Dollar’s stratospheric rally ‘is running out of steam’
    Investments| Apr 13, 2015

    Dollar’s stratospheric rally ‘is running out of steam’

    UK multi-managers call time on long dollar positions after greenback’s huge rise.

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