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30MAY 2017

Is it still worth investing in bank shares?

Bank shares rallied in 2016 – but will the good run continue? We look at why the sector has recovered and examine the latest valuations.

Economics

08MAR 2017

2016

DECEMBER

09DEC 2016

Economics

A short history of investing in gold – and what to expect for 2017

The price of gold was volatile in 2016. We look beyond the short-term performance and evaluate prospects for the precious metal in 2017.

01DEC 2016

Economics

The '75%' chance that the Santa Rally exists

Stockmarket superstitions should be treated with caution. However, analysis of decades of data suggests December has normally been a good month for equities.

NOVEMBER

28NOV 2016

Economics

How to prepare your portfolio for inflation

Inflation may finally be returning to Western economies, aided by the “Trumpflation effect”. We explain why, and highlight how investors can protect themselves

OCTOBER

31OCT 2016

Economics

How the stockmarket returned 80% without moving

The FTSE 100’s record high barely beats the level of 1999, yet investors have been richly rewarded, highlighting the power of dividends.