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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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Cambridge Index plummets 7.3%

15 Oct 2018

The Cambridge index declined 1949.9 points or 7.3% to close at 24776.6, as most of the index heavyweights posted weekly losses to their share prices.

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Important changes to the Childcare Vouchers scheme

11 Oct 2018

Due to the introduction of the Government’s new Tax-Free Childcare scheme, Employer-Supported Childcare is closed to new entrants as of 4th October 2018.

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Stocks in Focus: Jupiter European Opportunities Trust

10 Oct 2018

This week I am looking at Jupiter European Opportunities, a £1bn investment trust which aims to achieve long-term capital growth through investing in economic trends and developing businesses across Europe.

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Cambridge Index declines 4.5%

8 Oct 2018

The Cambridge index fell 1273.4 points or 4.5% to close at 26726.5, as the top seven index heavyweights posted weekly losses to their share prices.

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September 2018 Market Review

5 Oct 2018

This edition of the Market Review considers trade wars, Emerging Markets and Brexit.

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Stocks in Focus: Standard Life UK Smaller Companies Trust

3 Oct 2018

My focus this week is Standard Life UK Smaller Companies, a £380m investment trust that aims to achieve long-term capital growth by investment through quoted UK smaller companies.

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Cambridge Index drops 2.0%

1 Oct 2018

The Cambridge index fell 561.3 points or 2% to close at 27999.9, as four out of the top five index heavyweights posted weekly losses to their share prices.

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Stocks in Focus: Kier Group

26 Sep 2018

This week I am revisiting Kier Group, the UK-based construction, services and property group following the release of its preliminary full year results last week.

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Cambridge Index jumps 3.2%

24 Sep 2018

The Cambridge index advanced 882.4 points or 3.2% to close at 28,561.2, as seven out of the top ten index heavyweights posted weekly gains to their share prices.

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Sector in Focus: The Energy Sector Price Cap

18 Sep 2018

This week I am looking at the proposal by the energy regulator, Ofgem, to cap energy bills at £1,136 per year. 

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