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Expert comment: Market volatility in China

5 January 2016

Economic Impact Investing Strategy

Ross Teverson manager of the Jupiter China fund looks at the New Year volatility on the Chinese stock market… There is often an over-simplification when people talk about the Chinese stock market. The most dramatic headlines focus on volatility in the A-share market, which is largely driven by domestic investors, and that can sometimes cloud […]

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Shares in Next are a ‘hold’ as warm weather hits pre-Christmas sales

5 January 2016

Investing Strategy Shares

As Next reports its fourth quarter results, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what they mean for investors… Next reported disappointing results for its fourth quarter on Tuesday, with full-price sales just 0.4%% ahead of last year. Year to date sales of +3.7% have fallen below previous guidance, which predicted 4-6% […]

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New Year volatility on Chinese stock market continues

5 January 2016

Investing Strategy Shares

China’s New Year stock market woes continued on Tuesday following Monday’s halting of trading, which spurred on a global sell-off. The Shanghai Composite index closed at 3,287.71 points, 0.26% or 8.55 down while the Hong Kong’s Hang Seng finished the session 0.65% down at 21,188.72. On Monday trading on China’s market was suspended after steep […]

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Global stock market mayhem “is just the start of the volatility”

4 January 2016

Economy Investing Strategy

The market mayhem which has kick-started the New Year is just the start of the volatility according to deVere Group. However the independent financial advisory organisation asserted that investors should seek out the inevitable upside. The comments come as more than £34bn was wiped off the FTSE within an hour on the first day of […]

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Why shares in recent FTSE 100 entrant Hikma Pharmaceuticals are a ‘buy’

4 January 2016

Investing Strategy Shares

Helal Miah, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains why he is tipping Hikma Pharmaceuticals as a ‘buy’… Hikma is a pharmaceuticals company with Middle Eastern origins and is a recent entrant to the FTSE 100. Investors should appreciate that it is very distinct from its larger rivals in that its focus is on […]

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Mindful Money’s weekly shares watch: Next, Marks & Spencer and Persimmon

4 January 2016

Investing Strategy Shares

Next, due to publish its Christmas trading update on Tuesday, has witnessed its share price ease since its upbeat third quarter statement in October, with the retailer’s stock off by 6% over the past three months. But a recent Confederation of British Industry (CBI) survey suggested UK retail sales in December were, while slightly better […]

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2016 investment outlook: “Has the Cycle Peaked?”

4 January 2016

Economy Investing Strategy

Canada Life Investments head of UK equities Craig Rippe takes a look at the potential challenges pitfalls and opportunities which lie ahead for investors… Bears argue that equities – and bonds too for that matter – are expensive, that imminent rate rises will finish off any remaining strength, and that the US market cycle is […]

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Trading in China halted as markets plummet by more than 7%

4 January 2016

Economy Investing Strategy

Trading in China came to an abrupt and early finish on Monday after steep losses triggered its new so-called ‘circuit-breaker’ mechanism. During the day traders witnessed the country’s Shanghai Composite index drop by 6.9% by 1.30pm local time and its blue chip index, the CSI 300 collapse by 7%. In addition the technology led Shenzhen […]

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