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Draghi disappoints and euro bears are badly burned
Investors bearish on the single currency were badly scorched by surprisingly underwhelming policy measures taken by ECB president Mario Draghi on 3 December.By David Sandham - 14 December 2015, 14:41
Tineke Frikkee: why a smaller fund gives more freedom
Tineke Frikkee has soared above the index during her first two and a half years managing the £47 million Smith & Williamson UK Equity Income fund.
Banks repair balance sheets but not reputations
UK banks recently passed the Bank of England’s stress test, but they still face stiff challenges if they are to escape the odour of recent scandals and become appealing businesses
Fed readies markets for rates liftoff
The US Federal Reserve seems increasingly likely to raise rates on 16 December even though previous expectations of a hike have proven premature
Autumn Statement: Gov't borrowing to fall
Public sector net borrowing will fall every year, in revised forecasts OBR announced by chancellor George Osborne today.
Autumn Statement: UK GDP forecast increased to 2.4% for 2016
Smith & Williamson's Boucher: why shorting need not be risky
Going short on shares need not be a source of volatility, but can reduce investment risk, according to Smith & Williamson's Mark Boucher.
Dividend dilemma: high yields but dull earnings
Many UK companies are trading at attractive yields, but investors should carefully examine their earnings quality and ability to maintain and grow dividends
Multi-asset: dialling down risk in uncertain times
Investors have been flocking to multi-asset funds, which offer a convenient one-stop diversification and the promise of controlling risk.
Model misbehaviour: why investment is an uncertain science
Models rarely provide certainty but they can be helpful, according to Charles MacKinnon, investment director at Ingenious Asset Management.