Five things investors learned last week
- 21 December 2013
1) The Federal Reserve has started tapering by $10bn a month with markets calm and even benefiting.
2) Yet Bank of England governor Mark Carney acknowledges the great risks to the economy of unwinding quantative easing.
3) Hargreaves Lansdown has suggested the Invesco Perpetual allows free switches from its funds into Neil Woodford’s new venture as Citywire reports.
4) UK growth continues to be revised up with the ONS saying September2012 to September 2013 saw growth was 1.9% as it revised figures for previous quarters.
5) Gold has suffered its largest falls in 30 years in 2013 as Investment Week reports.
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- The UK current account deficit does not matter much according to the Bank of England
- Are German bond yields a canary in a coalmine?
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- Three payday loan advertisements banned by Advertising Standards Authority
- High Street banks out of favour with income share and fund investors, but is it time to reassess?
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- Saudi Arabia - undervalued and underowned until now?
- London homeowners less confident of further price rises than in many other English regions
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