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    1. November 20, 2014

      Investors keep trimming inflation hedges

      Inflation has become the dog with no bite during the era of aggressive central bank policies, casting uncertainty over...

    2. November 20, 2014

      No need for radical asset mix adjustment

      The lesson learnt after the roller-coaster ride of the past six weeks is that even in bull markets, equity prices do not...

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    1. November 19, 2014

      Lower oil prices cut two ways for US economy

      When US petrol prices halved in the autumn of 2008 it was the most timely and effective consumer stimulus of the whole...

    2. November 18, 2014

      China emerges from out of the US dollar’s shadow

      The “Age of Chinese Capital”, as Deutsche Bank calls it, came a big step nearer reality this week with the launch of the...

    3. November 17, 2014

      Cheaper oil energises US consumer stocks

      One of this year’s most maligned stock market sectors has finally found its spark – helped by sliding oil prices. US...

    4. November 17, 2014

      Capex return provides investment opportunities

      The US economic recovery has been a jigsaw with a missing piece, but if the capital expenditure part of the puzzle is...

    5. November 14, 2014

      Oil is an important marker on growth

      Sliding oil prices loom as a double-edged sword for investors. Cheaper energy prices are viewed very favourably on Wall...

    6. November 11, 2014

      An unethical bet in the climate casino

      The Republican victory in the midterm elections was a triumph for its strategy of sustained vilification of the president...

    7. November 7, 2014

      US economy adds 214,000 jobs in October

      The US economy added 214,000 jobs in October as a solid labour market backed up the Federal Reserve’s decision to halt its...

    8. November 7, 2014

      US earnings boost masks revenue fears

      Beating earnings expectations has long been the game played by companies and Wall Street. And the latest results season has...

    9. November 7, 2014

      Wall Street slips off highs after US jobs report

      Friday 21.00 GMT Wall Street equity indices were flat while the dollar edged back from four-year highs after October’s US...

    10. November 6, 2014

      US set for strong jobs growth

      Investors and economists are focused on the US jobs report due on Friday, which is set for another strong month of growth...

    11. November 6, 2014

      US market rebound needs closer look

      Another record high for US equities and the market’s sharp rebound in recent weeks do not necessarily inspire confidence...

    12. November 6, 2014

      US commercial property prices reach new high

      Years of low interest rates and intense competition between lenders has helped push US commercial property prices to a new...

    13. November 6, 2014

      Release of payrolls data puts US rate debate in spotlight

      It is the first Friday of the month, and there is only one set of data in town. The global significance of the monthly US...

    14. November 5, 2014

      Why innovation matters to investors

      Innovation has been accelerating since the invention of the steam engine, and the pace is increasing. Consider the...

    15. October 31, 2014

      Kevin Feige: the movie nut who transformed Marvel

      The event at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood this week had all the drama, suspense and choreography of an Apple product...

    16. October 30, 2014

      GDP takeaways: It could be as good as it gets

      The US economy did well in the third quarter, growing at an annualised pace of 3.5 per cent, but boom times are still as...

    17. October 30, 2014

      Visa/MasterCard: growth is priceless

      At times you just need one good day to recover from a disastrous year. Football strikers know that (just ask Liverpool’s...

    18. October 30, 2014

      CME Group reports big switch to futures

      Mayhem in interest rate markets this month attracted traders to listed futures contracts instead of derivatives traded over...

    19. October 30, 2014

      US shakes off torpor with 3.5% growth

      The US economy expanded at an annualised rate of 3.5 per cent in the third quarter of 2014, ending years of mediocre...

    20. October 29, 2014

      ‘Coffin corner’ threat to financial stability

      Modern financial markets increasingly operate at what aviators term “coffin corner”, flying at the edge of structural...

    21. October 28, 2014

      Corporate cash hoarding has to end to drive recovery

      Is the era of corporate cash hoarding coming to an end? Certainly an end is devoutly to be hoped for. If US companies...

    22. October 27, 2014

      Power storage group plans $1bn US plant

      A company claiming to have made a breakthrough in technology for electricity storage for power grids will on Tuesday...

    23. October 26, 2014

      US Federal Reserve set to halt asset purchases

      The end of US Federal Reserve asset purchases this week marks the climax of an unprecedented monetary campaign, but there is...

    24. October 20, 2014

      Market nerves do not portend global slump

      A nervous mood has settled on global financial markets, apparently driven by some disappointing short-term economic data....

    25. October 19, 2014

      Heavy borrowing to buy equities adds investors’ anxieties to skittish market

      Investors borrowed a record amount of money to buy US equities during the bull run, a risky strategy now casting a shadow...

    26. October 19, 2014

      Eurozone fails to benefit from weak currency as oil price slides

      Pity the policy makers given the job of rescuing the eurozone from deflation. The unorthodox steps the European Central Bank...

    27. October 17, 2014

      When risky stuff hits trouble, all asset classes get involved

      Much has been written about the immediate reasons for this week’s upheaval in world markets. Quite right too: but I would...

    28. October 17, 2014

      Wild price swings are flashback to crisis

      For veterans of global financial crises, early Wednesday in New York was a frightening flashback. In a matter of minutes,...

    29. October 17, 2014

      Stocks finish week on firmer note

      Friday 21:00 BST. US stocks had one of their best days of the year as risk assets staged a broad rally at the end of a week...

    30. October 16, 2014

      US equity bulls need good earnings story

      The case for US stock market bulls just got a whole lot harder. Treasury bond yields and the S&P 500 have been at odds all...

    31. October 16, 2014

      America’s revival defies Washington’s sclerosis

      It is hard to find someone who is not pessimistic about America. Two-thirds of our citizens see the country on the wrong...

    32. October 16, 2014

      St Louis Fed chief calls for taper delay

      The US Federal Reserve should carry on with its asset purchases in October, said James Bullard of the St Louis Fed on...

    33. October 16, 2014

      There’s a silver lining in the asset slide cloud

      Amid another intense market wobble mid-session on Thursday, the thoughts of more stoic, longer-term investors could turn to...

    34. October 15, 2014

      Warning light flashes on stock correction

      American stocks are attempting to correct themselves once more, after three years without a 10 per cent correction. Given...

    35. October 15, 2014

      Rocking the markets

      If trading floors had music, on Wednesday the squawk boxes would have being playing thrash metal as panic gripped the...

    36. October 13, 2014

      US bull market takes a breather

      The unthinking US bull market is over. The simplest technical indicator there is – whether the market is in an uptrend or...

    37. October 13, 2014

      ‘Normal’ interest rates a distant dream for investors

      For more than a year, investors have nervously anticipated a rise in interest rates. They are still waiting. They may be...

    38. October 10, 2014

      Squeeze on US muni sales boosts prices

      US states and cities have cut borrowing by 6 per cent so far this year as they rein in spending and tap other sources of...

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