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Cambridge Index drops 3.1%

12 Nov 2018

The Cambridge index declined 746.7 points or 3.1% to close at 23689.3, as index heavyweights such as Johnson Matthey and DS Smith posted weekly losses to their share prices.

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Stocks in Focus: Associated British Foods PLC

7 Nov 2018

This week I am looking at Associated British Foods (ABF), a UK-listed food, ingredients and retail group with a well-diversified portfolio of international brands.

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Cambridge Index jumps 5.5%

5 Nov 2018

The Cambridge index advanced 1263.4 points or 5.5% to close at 24436, as four out of the top five index heavyweights posted weekly gains to their share prices.

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Stocks in Focus: Smithson Investment Trust

31 Oct 2018

This week I am looking at Smithson investment trust, which recently broke the record for the largest initial public offer of an investment trust in the UK.

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Budget October 2018: The End of Austerity?

30 Oct 2018

Philip Hammond delivered his first October budget with the ambitious statement that ‘The era of austerity is finally coming to an end’. But was there an easing of Treasury purse strings?

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Cambridge Index falls 3.6%

29 Oct 2018

The Cambridge index dropped 865.6 points or 3.6% to close at 23172.6, as index heavyweights such as Johnson Matthey, DS Smith and AVEVA Group posted weekly losses to their share prices.

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Points of View: Emerging Markets

24 Oct 2018

This week I take a look at Emerging Markets. Having enjoyed a strong 2017, Emerging Market equities have been firmly out of favour this year on the back of persistently negative news flows relating to economic, political and market developments.

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Cambridge Index declines 3.0%

22 Oct 2018

The Cambridge index dropped 738.4 points or 3% to close at 24,038.2, as eight out of the top ten index heavyweights posted weekly losses to their share prices.

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Managing Brexit risk within an investment portfolio

18 Oct 2018

The UK is set to leave the EU on 29 March 2019 but negotiations remain stuck on two key issues; the UK’s future trading relationship with the EU and how to avoid a hard Irish border

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Putting the recent market volatility into context

17 Oct 2018

Global markets have been unusually weak over the first few weeks of the new quarter.

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Points of view: Global Markets

17 Oct 2018

Global markets have been unusually weak recently. US 10-year Treasury bond yields have moved up through the 3% level, breaking a 30-year downward trend and provoking a circa 7% drop in the FTSE 100 index over the first few days of October.

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Passing your estate on to the next generation

17 Oct 2018

Clients are often interested in passing wealth to future generations in a tax efficient manner. Determining the best method requires a consideration of the costs, tax consequences and control required.

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