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Investors remain cautious in August

Investors remained cautious in August, according to the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) which has today published its latest Investment Fund Industry Fact Sheet. The main developments for August 2018 can be summarized as follows:  Net sales of UCITS (undertakings for...
Banks are more dangerous than armies

Blain's Morning Porridge  I sincerely believe that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies, and the principal of spending money to be paid by future posterity, is but swindling futurity on a large scale. Deja vu all over again this morning as Southern Rail cancels all the...
Informative and entertaining

Chris Iggo, CIO Fixed Income, AXA Investment Managers, serves up his always hugely informative and entertaining end of the week essay. Summary  -  Brexit is an intriguing political drama, taking up more radio and television airtime, and more online and newspaper space than any other subject (at...
Gold investment jumps

Gold investment has jumped almost threefold in the past week amid a slide in global stock markets, most recently intensified by the sharp fall in Chinese stocks Wednesday. Gold specialist The Pure Gold Company says it has seen a 278 percent increase in people investing in gold over the last week...
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