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David Lamb

Carney has ‘egg left on his face’

Mon, 08/02/2016 - 12:27

David Lamb (pictured), head of dealing at the forex specialists FEXCO, on Mark Carney’s latest press conference…  »

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As US corporates face more headwinds, expect more performance dispersion

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 10:01

Michael Stanes, Investment Director at Heartwood Investment Management, says a third consecutive quarter of negative earnings growth is on the cards… »

Tim Edwards

European markets within a whisker of “bear market” territory

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 14:01

Tim Edwards (pictured), Senior Director, Index Investment Strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices has analysed European markets for January and notes that it was a difficult month across the board… »

Nick Dixon, Aegon

Central banks won't follow Fed's interest rate lead

Thu, 28/01/2016 - 17:04

Nick Dixon, Investment Director at Aegon UK, comments on the Federal Open Market Committee's interest rate decision…  »

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The real concern for Apple is China

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 12:44

Mark Hawtin, Investment Director, GAM, on the challenges facing Apple… »

John Chatfeild-Roberts

Nervous markets call for a calm approach

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 12:41

The first three weeks of 2016 have been a difficult time in global stock markets, but in reality little has changed except perception. John Chatfeild-Roberts (pictured), head of strategy, Jupiter Independent Funds Team, outlines some of the opportunities and risks in the current market environment, as well as the importance of patience when investing over the long term… »

Nancy Curtin, Close Brothers

Ghosts of China’s 2015 will continue to cast a shadow over global markets

Tue, 19/01/2016 - 13:41

Nancy Curtin (pictured), CIO, Close Brothers Asset Management, comments on China’s latest GDP figures… »

Timothy Massad, CFTC

Oversight of the derivatives market clearly 'not a priority'

Tue, 22/12/2015 - 09:26

The failure to provide the CFTC even a modest increase in the fiscal year 2016 budget agreement sends a clear message that meaningful oversight of the derivatives markets, and the very types of products that exacerbated the global financial crisis, is not a priority, says CFTC chairman Timothy Massad… »

Ashish Shah, AllianceBernstein

Why you shouldn’t fear a Fed rate hike

Thu, 10/12/2015 - 08:15

The Federal Reserve appears ready to raise interest rates next week. Bond investors fear that could pummel their portfolios. Ashish Shah (pictured), head of global credit at AllianceBernstein is not so sure, and thinks moving to the sidelines now is a bad idea… »

Nicholas Wall, Invesco

ECB announcement a major disappointment

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 16:49

Nicholas Wall (pictured), Portfolio Manager, Invesco Fixed Income team, comments on the latest moves by the ECB to boost the eurozone economy… »

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