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Do the Democrats have the blues?

A look at how the US presidential contest is shaping up, as Donald Trump’s opponent next year remains far from clear.

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Markets got excited last week, hoping that a trade agreement was close to being signed. But it’s best not to get too excited until a deal is done.

The trade war is far from over

Markets got excited last week, hoping that a trade agreement was close to being signed. But it’s best not to get too excited until a deal is done.

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The US and China agreed to roll back tariffs on each other’s goods in stages should they reach an interim agreement in the next few weeks, as negotiations continue over resolving the more than year-long trade war.

Last Week in the City: Trade hopes propel Wall Street to record high

Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator, looks at the market-moving events that have shaped equity markets this week (4 – 8 November 2019).

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Central bank action has supported markets this year, but we need to see a recovery in corporate earnings.

Muddling through with low interest rates

Central bank action has supported markets this year but we need to see a recovery in corporate earnings.

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Charles Stanley climbs to 6th place in FT Adviser list of Top 100 Financial Advisers

Charles Stanley has secured a top 10 position for the first time in FT Adviser magazine’s list of Top 100 Financial Advisers

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Charles Stanley’s Belfast office expands with new hires

We are pleased to welcome two new hires from Tilney Financial Planning to our recently launched Belfast office.

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The Japanese and Chinese stock markets have not performed in line with the main western markets in recent decades. Here’s why.

A look at equity markets in Japan and China

The Japanese and Chinese stock markets have not performed in line with the main western markets in recent decades. Here’s why.

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The safe withdrawal rate and sequencing risk in retirement

For many years there has been discussion around the ‘safe withdrawal rate’. A lot has changed since 1994 so we will review to see whether the general rule of thumb still applies in today’s world.

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Last week, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic became the first space tourism company to list on public markets. It’s probably best to invest indirectly.

You are probably already invested in space tourism

Last week, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic became the first space tourism company to list on public markets. It’s probably best to invest indirectly.

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Last Week in the City: China gives market a chill

Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator, looks at the market-moving events that have shaped equity markets this week (28 October to 1 November 2019).

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A new approach to growth and money

The US, China and Europe are all desperate for more growth – but all have constraints on how much more action they think they can take. But they should muddle through.

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A corporate squeeze?

This long cycle has seen good rises in turnover and company profits overall, especially in the large US market.

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Laboratory-grown meat made from animal cells is expected to come to market soon. But will consumers get a taste for whet some have dubbed Frankenmeat?

Is lab-grown meat the next ethical investment fad?

Laboratory-grown meat made from animal cells is expected to come to market soon. But will consumers get a taste for what some have dubbed Frankenmeat?

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Last Week in the City: Amazon sparks consumer fears

Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator, looks at the market-moving events that have shaped equity markets this week (21 to 25 October 2019).

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