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Why some shares disappoint

John Redwood, Charles Stanley’s chief global strategist, looks at the issues faced by businesses after profit warnings this week from Dixons Carphone, WPP and Provident Financial.

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The rise of Exchange Traded Funds

In this week’s update, John discusses the increased investment in ETFs and the considerations for share investors.

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Dixons Carphone hit by lack of mobile innovation

Dixons Carphone has issued a profit warning, as consumers are hanging on to their mobile phones for longer. As innovation slows down, is this a major issue for everyone in the mobile phone chain?

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WPP slumps on advertising slowdown

WPP, the world’s largest advertising group, warned that growth this year will be lower than expected following a difficult second quarter, sending its share sharply lower.

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Charles Stanley News

Interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2020

Charles Stanley Group PLC today announces its interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2020

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Katie Tasker wins Woman of the Year – Investment Advice in The Women in Financial Advice Awards 2020

Congratulations to Charles Stanley Investment Manager, Katie Tasker who won Woman of the Year – Investment Advice in The Women in Financial Advice Awards 2020 held on 8th October 2020.

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Passive funds keep on growing

John Redwood, Charles Stanley’s chief global strategist, looks at the continuing rise of low-cost investing.

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The package holiday remains very much alive

Despite the fall in the pound and concerns about terrorist attacks, UK residents are continuing to holiday abroad. The end of the great British package holiday is not happening soon.

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Last Week in the City

Henry Brennan, Investment Writer, looks at the market-moving events that have shaped the UK equity markets this week (August 14 to August 18, 2017).

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How have markets responded to tensions over North Korea?

In this week’s update, John discusses the markets’ response to worries about relations between the U.S. and North Korea

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Kingfisher disappoints but keeps profit guidance

Second-quarter results from B&Q-owner Kingfisher and Bunnings-owned Homebase were weak. The sluggish UK housing market remains a problem for the DIY sector.

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Elliott ups stake in BHP Billiton

Activist investor Elliott Advisers has increased its stake in BHP Billiton to 5% as it ratchets up its campaign for reform at the Anglo-Australian miner. What does it want?

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Volatility strikes government bond markets in July

Jeremy Spain, co-fund manager of the Matterley Regular High Income fund explains what happened in bond markets in July

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Wood Group takeover of Amec avoids probe

Wood Group’s £2.2bn buy of Amec Foster Wheeler has escaped a competition probe after management offered to sell off major North Sea assets. What are the benefits of the deal?

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