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Investors take fright

UK investor confidence fell to its lowest level in two years in October as falling share prices spooked investors, according to the new Fund Flows Index (FFI) from Calastone, the global funds transaction network. The new monthly index tracks orders representing millions of individual investor...
UK GDP growth figure no excuse for complacency

Following today's announcement that growth of UK gross domestic product (GDP) has hit a near two-year high of 0.6 percent, Will Hobbs, Head of investment strategy at Barclays Smart Investor, issued a quiet warning not to over-interpret it. "We should not be lulled into a false sense of security...
Negative sentiment towards gold and silver is reversing

Market sentiment towards precious metals has switched to positive, says NN Investment partners (NN IP), which has raised its exposure to silver from neutral to overweight. The combination of rising US real yields, low underlying inflationary pressure and US dollar strength and emerging market...
Confused? You will be...

Blain's Morning Porridge  "The English, a regiment from the county of Suffolk, had opposite them at that time the 73rd Hanoverian Fusiliers, who wear as their distinctive badge a brassard with 'Gibraltar' inscribed on it in gold, in memory of their defence of that fortress under General Elliot;...
PTL announces results of fourth quarterly DB risk survey


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